What's It All About?by Dr. Gary S. Moore on 09/29/20
What a crazy world we are living in...really.
We are faced with Covid 19, and some say it’s all about the science, but who’s science? The CDC disagrees with the WHO, the NHS disagrees with AMA and the individual doctors are all over the map when it comes to the virus. We are also faced with social unrest, and some say it’s all about racial justice, but justice defined by who? The protesters say justice is denied the minorities, they demand changes in the “system”, but the system in large cities is handed down by liberal officials who are in conflict with prevailing president and standard of law. We are also faced with a breakdown of law and order, but our society can no longer agree on what law and order should look like. Liberal politicians call for the defunding of the police and yet complain when the police cannot keep order, conservatives plead for a strong response to violence while riots break out in protest over and over again each week. We are faced with huge stakes in the November elections, yet the left says the election will be tainted by voter suppression while conservatives warn of wide spread voter fraud.
As we look at the confused and fearful state of our nation we are all asking, “what’s it all about”, justice, law and order, the virus or political chaos? It seems to me most of the citizens of the United States don’t really have a clue as to what it’s all about. If you are a Christian you should be aware of the fact that all the things I’ve mentioned are mere symptoms of what’s really wrong with our country. We know that this world system is contrary to the Kingdom of Heaven and will ever and always seek worldly solutions for spiritual problems. It’s not about science, or justice, or politics or even law and order, it’s about Jesus.
We will never have peace in this world by political solution or edict of law or force of social protest. We should recall the words of scripture; Zechariah 4:6, “..Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.”
First, let’s recognize what it’s all about; it’s all about Jesus, and that is much more than a cliche, it’s a fact even though it’s ignored by the overwhelming majority of the citizens of this nation. The Father, “...hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:” Colossians 1:13. That means that our first allegiance is to Christ and His kingdom; not to some temporal, ever changing earthly kingdom, or government or principle that is often contrary to the Word of God. Christ is to be the center of our life and purpose. “He is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Colossians 1:17-18. This passage means that Jesus Christ should be the focus of our life, the focal point of all our attention and the driving force of our every action.
When we realize that life, purpose and endeavor is all about Christ, then the turmoil of this world will not overwhelm us and we can calmly live a life that will make an eternal difference. I will not stand before God and give an account for the politicians, community leaders, judges or social leaders of this country, but I will give an account of my own life and how I lived it. We must be aware that every action we engage in, each word we speak and every choice we make will be viewed in an eternal perspective. We must stand for Christ; the Bible, the Church, good over evil and right over wrong. We are called to fight the good fight of faith, the victory is up to God almighty.