Not long ago I heard a gentleman speaking of his conviction that the USA is in somewhat of a death spiral; that its fragmentation is deep and irreversible.
I think he may be right.
He primarily spoke of two things essential for all healthy republics: 1) A source of information trusted by the general public, and 2) Foundational government trusted by the general public.
His position is that the USA has neither.
One would be hard-pressed to argue the contrary. Never in my lifetime has the general public’s trust been lower with regards to information and government. I suppose we can thank, in part, what I call “niche news” and rabid partisanship for this.
The bottom line, folks: The American Empire is sick.
But though I’m pessimistic, I’m not despairing.
Because in the midst of the diseased empire there resides a hopeful Kingdom. This glorious Kingdom of Light has outshined every dark empire and it always will. There will be no end to Jesus’ Kingdom (Isaiah 9:7).
I’m not talking about religion. I’m not talking about the institutional church. I’m talking about Jesus’ ruling and reigning in the hearts and minds of His people—God’s Kingdom of love, joy, and peace (Luke 17:21-22).
Christ’s Kingdom is in the world but not of or from it.
The Kingdom of Heaven enjoys a source of information trusted by all who reside in it. We have a Teacher—Jesus. The Kingdom of Heaven flourishes upon its foundational government. We have a trustworthy King—Jesus.
Dear reader, I pray you’ll build your life on the Rock of Jesus Christ. Nothing else is safe or secure.
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand
~William B. Bradbury