Should we influence our communities and our nation? Let scripture decide.
Matt 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Matt 5:15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Mat 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (NKJV)
Good works! Hmmm. In addition to preaching the gospel, what good works has the Church done? Orphanages, Hostels, Schools, Universities, Hospitals, the abolition of slavery, opposition to abortion, adoption, feeding the poor, prison ministry, bringing the reformation, freedom and democracy. Not bad!
Luke 14:34 "Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned?
Luke 14:35 It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. (NKJV)
Some believe that our nation belongs to Satan and we should turn it over, then attend to other business. Really? During the second world war, people gave in and helped Germany were called collaborators. If you feel that Satan and the anti-christ need your assistance in taking over what was perhaps once a Christian nation, you are not slowing corruption, you are helping it. Satan has lots of helpers. Satan does not need your help and neither does the anti-christ. Be light and salt instead!