As I was driving to the office this morning, I heard a snip-it from Adrian Rogers. He said that God gave the Ten Commandments to families, and he talked about the commandment to fathers to teach it to your children. It really resonated with me, I agree. It seems like we want God to touch our nation. God isn’t going to touch the nation, He is going to touch people, and we have the responsibility from there.
The 10 Commandments don’t belong in the Courthouse, they belong in your house. They don’t belong in the classroom, they belong in the bedroom. The commands of God, his statues and commands need to be at home before they are anywhere else. Once we share with our kids, we instill it in our kids, it won’t matter what is hanging on the walls in the schools, in the courtroom or anywhere else.
We have tried so hard to make this nation “safe for Christians”. It’s not, and it’s not gonna be. We want our stuff hanging in public. It’s time to get over it, we are living in a post-Christian time in a Post-Christian nation. Time to think like Christians, not Americans. Satan is running the show for now (in as far as God allows), he is the Prince of the Power of the Air. It’s fitting, cause if you tune into the airwaves, watch a little tv, listen to some non-Christian radio (and even a little Christian radio) and you see Satan’s fingerprints. He’s at work, and somehow we have been convinced we can thwart his plans if we can just hang up the 10 Commandments in City Hall. Not gonna happen. It’s time to stop trying to keep Christian’s safe and time to make Christians a threat to the work of Satan. Stop hiding, we have spent too much time creating a Christian sub-culture that keeps us out of community. What are we so afraid of, is greater is He who is in me and he who is in the world. Greater is He who is in your family, in your kids, in your spouse (I pray He is in your family).
Just like I heard Adrian Rogers say this morning, we will effect the education system and the political system when we teach and disciple our kids. When we make disciples in the church, when the lost hear the Gospel and are saved. It’s time to act like we want to change the world. We know we win in the end, time to play the game like winners. Put the 10 Commandments in your heart, in your kids hearts, in the hearts of the people in your church. Then it won’t matter what wall the hang on.