Perhaps conservative states need to look for ways to divorce themselves from the battering they are taking from their abusive “partner” in D.C.
This is a moment for spiritual clarity on our part, as the world gets spiritually foggier and darker.
What do we fight for, and how?
If we were old covenant Jews the answer would be plain enough: do whatever it takes to purify the physical country lest it physically perish.
However Christ has shifted the focus upon a heavenly land which has a physical manifestation in the world but is entirely supernatural in character. And that land does not need our fleshly efforts to survive. It does not have icons of anything, no matter how noble those are regarded to be in this world. No earthly country’s flag flies there. That fact busted the butt of the Pharisees, who imagined a Messiah that would prop up and grow their worldly pomp, not do away with it in an infinitely radical love.
What we see as a problem is (as always) God’s opportunity. God uses the increase of evil as a way of forcing the issue on people. We are informed that Christ’s mission in this world, till He reappears as final judge, is to offer salvation in any way possible to humanity, no grudges held, just an infinite spiritual love that peels the willingly yielded sinner away from all of his sin and re-molds him back in the image that God intended (a process technically called repentance, but God is the actual power in the engine of the process). We are bidden to “snatch some from the fire and save them.” God is an opportunistic God who won’t violate anybody’s will but will go to extravagant lengths to bring them salvation if by any means they will accept. If the Cross with God on it Himself is not proof of this, I do not know what is proof.
God, through the gospel, will not accept mission scope reduction to the attempted salvation of a physical country. It’s every person responsible for dealing with his or her own sin. Bring it to the cross, or perish. And for those who will accept God’s opportunistic mission and share the gospel of extraordinary salvation, there are blessings beyond measure.