Our country is living in the wake of Christianity. Wherever the Gospel goes, what follows is the flourishing of humanity, the upholding of justice, and a clear sense of morality. Where Christianity goes, women are elevated as equal, slavery is abolished, the carnal desires of men are held back; the church is the light of the world and salt of the earth.
The wake always follows the boat. In conceit, many today attribute the effects of Christianity to secularism. They pretend that the boat was never here; that the wake just evolved on it’s own. That is the pride that says “we’ve done it”, “we got this far on our own”. The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” (Psalms 14). They deny the power of the Spirit working through His Gospel to change hearts and minds. This is replaced with self-help and psychology. They deny the common grace of God, who gives sun and rain to the just and unjust alike. They common saying goes like this: “If it can be explained with science then it must not be from God.” Really, science is the observation, pulling back the curtain, of the complexity of God’s design in creation.