Optimism and the Church

Optimism and the Church

Recently some thoughts in Wayne Mack’s book Life in the Fathers House re-energized meAs he discusses the importance of the local church and our relation to it, he makes the following apt observation.

The truth that the church will always be built and blessed by God Himself provides a tremendous source of hope and confidence to us as Christians. It also presents a convincing argument for the idea that we should direct our energies and efforts primarily toward the edification and growth of the local church rather than organizations and institutions outside of it

For example, many Christians…today are expending tremendous amounts of energy to stem the rising tide of secularism and moral relativism in America…But the Bible never commands us to commit our greatest efforts to ensuring that the society we live in remains tolerant to Christianity. And if we invest our efforts and hope in that pursuit, we will only open ourselves to tremendous disappointment, because we have no guarantee than our government will ever be tolerant toward Christians. God may very well allow it to become like Nazi Germany…. If , He does that would not be “the end of the world.” for us believers, nor would it be a horrible blow to God’s purposes. God’s glorious plan of building His spiritual kingdom will go on undaunted, regardless of whether America retains its religious liberty (page 15).

The church is God’s vehicle for his unstoppable work in our culture right now; today. Are you on-board?