God has a plan called His ‘gospel’, which includes a detailed blueprint called the ‘Bible’, a workforce designed to implement His plan called His ‘Church’, and a CEO called the Holy Spirit who is everywhere at once, writes Dennis Peacocke in Doing Business God’s Way.
“The major problem is the workforce - the believers,” Peacocke continues. “They don’t understand the work project because they have focused on their retirement benefits in the future and in Heaven. Clearly, they should focus on the work project God has given them to do on Earth.” That work project would be Jesus’ ekklesia Kingdom assignment in Matthew 16:18 against which the gates of Hades shall not prevail.
“Let me ask those of you who manage or hire people what you would think about the character and motivation of a prospective employee whose primary focus was on the benefits and retirement plans of your organization. Would you really want to hire such a self-oriented person? Can you now see why so much of Christendom is in such an apathetic mess? We’ve focused on the retirement plan ...”1
The American Founders operated with a different eschatological viewpoint in mind. Harvard College was established in 1636 and its founding document reads, “Every one shall consider as the main End of his life and studies, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is Eternal life.” [John 17:3] With its motto Christ and Church, Harvard was founded primarily to train clergymen, for the Founders were unwavering regarding the significance of religious education.
The New England Primer was America’s textbook up until 1790. Each letter of the alphabet was associated with a Biblical character or a scriptural lesson, with a corresponding doctrinal truth anchored in the mind with a rhyme. ‘A’ was for Adam and there was a woodcut of Adam and Eve: In Adam’s Fall, we sinned all. ‘C’ was for Christ, with the rhyme Christ crucify’d for sinners dy’d.
The English Puritan lawyer John Winthrop [1588-1649] emigrated with his family in 1630 and would serve many terms as governor of Massachusetts. The problems with education of his day strongly resembled what is currently commonplace in America: “The fountains of learning and religion are so corrupted most children [even the best wits and fairest hopes] are perverted, corrupted, and utterly overthrown by the multitude of evil examples and the licentious government of those seminaries, where men strain at gnats and swallow camels … but suffer all Ruffian-like fashion and disorder in manners to pass uncontrolled.”2
The retirement plan adopted by 20th-century American Christendom and the surrender of both public education and public square have enabled Satan to hammer yet another nail in the coffin of our once Biblically based culture.
The struggle by two distinct religions vying for control of ideological supremacy and control of culture will likely define whether Western civilization will endure. For example, the collusion exposed by the COVID scam[demic] by Big Government, Big Tech, Big Media, Big Pharma, and the Deep State should have loud alarm bells ringing, and yet the Church won’t wake from its slumber.
In plain language, America is on the verge of a totalitarian government telling us what we are permitted to think or say by implementing its politically correct rules.
On July 29, 2023, police in Watertown, Wisconsin arrested Marcus Schroeder, a Christian youth minister, as he peacefully protested a Drag Queen Story Hour event at a local park. The youth group first attempted to get their message across inside the park by praying and talking to attendees but were arrested and let off with a warning if they promised to stay beyond the fence.