The original vision as seen from the church end was pretty radical... a city on a hill can’t be hidden. The hope was that pretty much all America would be Christian.
Now we know that didn’t actually get achieved, in fact over time the prevalence of faith faded out. And with faded faith, we really can’t expect a lot of support for “Christian principles.” No matter how much we fret or stew about that.
The job here is one for evangelists rather even than politicians. Now maybe some people can wear both hats. Donald Trump seems to be trying as best he can by talking up Christian faith whenever he can.
But it’s the Billy Grahams of the land, as well as the next door neighbors who share the gospel message with so much sincerity, you will believe them when they say they just met Jesus again at the grocery store... who could combine to make another wave of faith possible. God does tend to get willing audience to meet willing evangelists, not being willing that any should be lost but all turn back to His grace and be renewed to a mind of faith.
Let’s get the horse there. Then the cart will have what it needs.
And I’d like to humbly submit (though I’m right to be proud of Jesus) that I myself am attempting to be part of that solution to that problem.
I’ve mentioned it several times on FR in the recent past in several ways.
We need the juice. Holler at people all day long to turn their lights on, but if the electric utility is strained or the power is out, those lights won’t be turned on. And this is very squarely an “attitude towards God” matter. Mere casual God boosterism won’t cut it here. You have to want God so much that He fills your very chest with hope and resolve.
Thank you very much, HiTech RedNeck!