The only hope for America is for the American people to get right with God.Â And the only way the American people will ever get right with God is if theÂ church preaches the Gospel in America. Unfortunately, as weâ€™ve writtenÂ about in previous devotions in this series, the church in America hasÂ swapped the preaching of the Gospel for the political stump speech. RatherÂ than simply fishing in the pond, as fishers of men and preachers of theÂ Gospel, the church has decided to attempt to clean up the pond through itsÂ political activism. As a result, the church has forfeited its means ofÂ transforming our culture in order to participate in a corrupt political processÂ that only serves to further muddy the waters of todayâ€™s politically correctÂ society.
As weâ€™ve pointed out in previous devotions in this series, there is no wayÂ for the church to involve itself in modern-day politics without compromisingÂ the Gospel. Whereas compromise is considered a great virtue in politics, itÂ is a great vice when it comes to preaching the Gospel. As Christâ€™s stewardsÂ of the Gospel in the world today, the churchâ€™s commission is not only toÂ preach the Gospel, but also to protect and preserve its purity. If we fail toÂ do so, manâ€™s hope of salvation will be lost to the next generation, sinceÂ weâ€™ll be passing off to it a compromised rather than pure Gospel.
Understanding what was at stake, the loss of the next generationâ€™s hope ofÂ salvation, the Apostle Paul refused to give an inch or to compromise theÂ Gospel for an instant, lest the Gospel passed down from his generation toÂ the next be robbed of its power to save (Galatians 2:5). Likewise, asÂ Christians today, you and I need to protect and preserve the purity of theÂ Gospel by refusing to give an inch or to compromise the Gospel anywhere,Â at anytime, with anybody, for any reason!