“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24
We have all grown up thinking that we can be a good Christian and a good American without any problem. We have been taught that the American Dream and the Christian life are not in conflict but work quite well together. America protects our freedom of religion. Christianity fosters hard-working law-abiding citizens who honestly pursue the American Dream: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We have been taught all this in our families, in our schools and in our churches. Yet, tragically, we have been deceived.
We Cannot Serve Two Masters
Jesus taught us that we cannot serve two masters. We, of course, can try. And try we have. Yet, he is warning us that if you try to follow Jesus and follow the American Dream, in the end, you will find that you love only one and despise the other. Furthermore, when you look back, after following the American Dream, what you once thought was noble and good, was in the end only about money. We have tried to serve two masters and we are at the end of our rope. Now, this rope is strangling us: it is choking the life out of our churches and killing our nation. Unless we repent, throw down the idols we have been serving, and acknowledge Jesus as our true King, we have no future, no hope.
If you are surprised by this, if you are shocked or angry at the suggestion that Christians must foreswear our allegiance to the American Way…be patient and consider. Why do many Christians get upset by this suggestion? Shouldn’t we laugh it off if our loyalties weren’t divided? Rather, consider that we might be getting to the heart of the issue. Look around at our nation and our churches. Do you see the degradation and the despair among the people? Are they not lost like sheep without a Shepherd? Where is the hope? We have got to this dilemma by believing that we can serve both Christ and the American way. Do you think that we can find a easy painless solution to such a complex dire problem? Do you think that the problem lies with someone else outside the Church? No, we must face the fact that the problem starts with us. Christians have betrayed their God and King! The problem is deep within us. Our loyalties are divided. If what has been suggested makes you uncomfortable or even anger, this might be a sign that your loyalties really are divided and you do not want to admit your allegiance to another god.
The crisis that we face in our nation and in our church results from our betrayal of Jesus, the One True King. We have publicly denied Christ and for the love of money have served false political ideals. We must come to grips with the fact that the roots of the American Dream are not found in the Bible but in secular anti-Christian Enlightenment ideals. Our sins have found us out. Our nation and our churches are suffering from our disloyalty. The time to end this apostasy has come! We must no longer serve two masters. Join Christians United! in proclaiming the Gospel that Jesus Christ is King!
Where do we go from here?
Once you grasp our dilemma then you will understand why a Christian political party is essential and why the agenda of Christians United! makes sense. Please visit our Jesus is King page and The Kingdom page to explore this further.
If you reject this dilemma nothing here will make sense. It will be foolishness to the non-Christian and scandal to the Christian. Yet, we believe that the Gospel is the power of God for salvation. We encourage you to be patient and consider the history of how we got to this point: The Road to our present Crisis. Historically, our dilemma is part of what we call the Enlightenment Compromise. For more on how we set out to be different from contemporary political parties please check out: The Kingdom of this World.