We try to figure out how we got in the mess we’re in right now, and as much as I enjoy playing with ideas, I think it tends to look a lot like this:
Where’s the end of the string? Do we look at culture, the loss of religion in school, marriage???? And if we unraveled things back a layer, wouldn’t we find another pile of knots to work on? It’s not as if there weren’t serious societal problems 50 or 100 years ago.
Again, not that I’m not interested. I do think it’s quite interesting, and fun to think about.
But ultimately, the solution isn’t in our untangling the knot. The solution is in the sword.
For now, the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. If you want to get right, really right – get right with God and the rest will sort itself out in time. If you want to fix the mess, make converts and disciple them and teach them to burn for the Lord and have lives that reflect His glory. The ropes just fall away…
For soon, the sword borne by our Lord in conquest, when all will be set right and justice will return to our poor earth.
Talking about “we should unravel” … um. The World has always been a Gordian knot. Only the sword can solve this problem.