"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek." (Romans 1:16)
The Gospel "is the power...." There is no power as "gospel of Christ" power, not nuclear, not political, not financial, not anything of man. The "God-Breathed" Word gives the reason. "For it is the power of God to salvation," literally, "to save, to rescue." Look around you today. Man is looking to man for "the power...to save" and "to rescue," rather than "the gospel of Christ." Paul said that the reason is quite simple. "The gospel of Christ....is foolishness to those who are perishing....For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom...." Man looks to man rather than to Jesus Christ because it just plain makes more sense to him. In my life time I have never seen such "emperor worship" as there is today in America. And it is not only worship of a man, but a system. Instead of, "Oh, Baal, hear us," it is, "Oh, government, hear us"--and, "save us." America has reached a critical mass of trust.
The problem is a heart problem. Jesus said, "For out of the heart proceed" the evils of man, the evils which cause him to abandon absolute trust in Jesus Christ. It is my "heart" dependency, affection, and trust, which is the gauge for "where my treasure is." Every day I must choose "the power to save," or the "power" of talk and demagoguery. In Jesus Christ there is nothing but "power," and that to save, to rescue, save and rescue now, save and rescue and keep for eternity.
Father, in Jesus' Name, fulfill the command of Jude in me to "keep yourselves in the love of [You]." Amen.
Read the letter of a law professor who refused an invitation to speak at the Notre Dame commencement: www.antipasprayerforce.blogspot.com
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