We live in the ruins of Western Civilization, and while we are grateful for the good things that remain (and there are some), many of our current leaders are committed to destroying it all. And there is a concerted effort to do that through various governmental actions. From environmental fascism that creates famines and forest fires to welfare and immigration policies and the recent COVID tyranny, not to mention the glut of woke entertainment, designed to disrupt and destroy the Christian morals of our society: we must not be naïve or blind to the plays being run on us. And there are many practical decisions and actions that obedience to God requires that we make day to day that can impact those attempts: how you educate your children, who you marry, whether you keep your marriage vows, the entertainment you choose, as well as who you work for and the businesses you support.
At the same time, Jesus, intending for the gospel to go to all the nations, to disciple them all to obey Him in all things, gave us the Word and the sacraments. He told us to preach and to baptize and to share this meal. This isn’t all that Christians do for the good of the world, but it is at the center of what we do for the blessing of the world. And what is the central message of the Word and Sacraments? The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. You see, for those who hate God and His Christ, they intentionally stoke animosity and tension between men and women, between rich and poor, between black and white – why? Because they want to create their own forms of salvation: salvation by welfare, salvation by multiculturalism, salvation by the state, salvation by therapy and medication, whatever. And this is why they hate the Cross of Christ and all of its cultural fruit: Because if we can have our sins forgiven and begin to rebuild families and communities on that solid rock, then we don’t need them. We don’t need their false gospels. And they hate that.
So this is the invitation to come to Christ, to come and believe that He is Lord of Heaven and earth, that by His blood, your sins are forgiven and therefore, you can forgive those who have sinned against you and rebuild families and communities as freemen under God’s blessing. Fight statist tyranny and come and welcome to Jesus Christ.