“The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My question to you is. Has the Church, Synagogue or Mosque become an “irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority?” I believe in some ways they have. Why? Because they have allowed too much vice and sin to expand in our nation the past 60 years. Too much pornography, too much abortion, too much illegal drug, too much crime, etc. Not just the church, but also the Synagogue and Mosque have also allowed for this nonsense to infiltrate and spread across our nation. What a shame. King was correct; the Church must be the “guide and critic of the state.” When have all three come together to criticize and guide the state and nation? They haven’t, they are very divided or apathetic about issues. What a shame. The good news is below from Dr. King Jr.
“But if the church will free itself from the shackles of a deadening status quo, and, recovering its great historic mission, will speak and act fearlessly and insistently in terms of justice and peace, it will enkindle the imagination of mankind and fire the souls of men, imbuing them with a glowing and ardent love for truth, justice, and peace. Men far and near will know the church as a great fellowship of love that provides light and bread for lonely travellers at midnight.”
I agree with Dr. King and believe if the “church” Synagogue and Mosque “free” themselves “from the shackles of a deadening status quo” then we can reform our nation to greatness. All three will be able to seek the “ardent love for truth, justice and peace.” Even if it’s just the Church our nation will be able to be reformed. Remember 78 percent of Americans are Christians.