He appeared trapped and headed for certain defeat.
But when Revolutionary War hero and naval commander John Paul Jones was asked if he was ready to surrender, he famously replied:
“I have not yet begun to fight.”
Whenever I see these words I can’t help but think of Christians and the current culture war.
So many of us look at the condition of society and think it’s time to surrender…
When we really ought to be saying, “We have not yet begun to fight!”
Yes, there are many who have fought hard for ‘family values’ and ‘conservative values’…
… But how many are seeking to apply the whole Bible as a guide for all of life?
I’m afraid that number is quite few.
And in that regard, we’ve hardly engaged in battle.
One has to wonder what might happen if we took God’s Word beyond our private devotional lives and applied it diligently to our current cultural problems.
We might be surprised to see some very good things happen.