Moral decay is not a government issue

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Moral decay is not a government issue but a spiritual problem

Good governance cannot prevent moral decay. Most European countries have decent government leaders, yet, there is moral decay everywhere. Christianity is practically dead in Europe and is dying in the west.

Apologist John MacArthur, who often criticized demonic ideologies in the government and society, goes to the heart of the issue: Moral decline. It is a spiritual problem and God’s solution is not partisan politics, but the gospel.

Well-meaning Christians (and) evangelical activist organizations sunk millions of dollars into them in an effort to use the apparatus of politics—lobbying, legislation, demonstration, and boycott—to counteract the moral decline of American culture.

They pour their energy and other resources into efforts to drum up a “Christian” political movement that will fight back against the prevailing anti-Christian culture.

But is that a proper perspective? I believe not. America’s moral decline is a spiritual problem, not a political one, and its solution is the Gospel, not partisan politics.,” he said.

We must obey God

During the 2020 lockdown, MacArthur said that “Zoom church is not a church,” the reason he ignored the government’s mandate on closing the church. Apostle Peter said we must obey God, than men (Acts 5:29).

God’s solution is the gospel, not politics

Righteousness in government will come when Jesus returns

The prophecy of Isaiah about Jesus has been fulfilled. “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us, and the government will rest on His shoulders.” In short, good governance will only take place upon the return of Jesus.

“The government will rest on His shoulders” affirms Jesus’ lordship

The verse looks to a time still future when Christ will reign over a literal, earthly, geopolitical kingdom that encompasses all the kingdoms and governments of the world (cf. Daniel 2:44; Zechariah 14:9). [GTY]

Jesus’ disciples never entangle themselves with civilian affairs

The disciples of Jesus focused on the great commission. They did not entangle themselves with civilian affairs because the transformation of a society can only happen through the Gospel. (2 Timothy 2:4)

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