What Would God Have Done If…?

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Their power could not save them.

In Genesis 18, God reveals to Abraham his intention to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah for their outrageous sins. Trying to bargain for mercy toward those cities, Abraham asks God if He will still destroy Sodom if only “ten just men” can be found in it; and God replies, “I will not destroy it for ten’s sake” (v. 32).

Well, there weren’t ten just men in that whole city, so God did destroy it. But what if there had been ten just men in Sodom? Even with them in it, the city was still a cesspool of sin. What would God have done?

I think we can find the answer in the New Testament, and in Church history.

Once upon a time, people in countries throughout the Mediterranean saw Rome as a force for good. But by St. Paul’s time, that was no longer true. Rome had corrupted itself, and was too far gone to be saved. So God turned His back on it. “God gave them over to a reprobate mind” (Romans 1:28), leaving Rome to pursue its sins and follies to the bitter end. A more terrible punishment cannot be imagined.

But at the same time, He patiently worked to create, in His Church, a parallel society. He used His saints to build it. The more Rome persecuted the Church, the more it grew. And when the end of Rome finally came, Christendom was there to replace it.

Today the nations of the world have again corrupted themselves–promoting “transgender,” for instance, as if their very lives depended on it. This is not sane. This is a reprobate mind at work.

So again Christians have their work laid out for them, to create another parallel society to replace a world given over to a reprobate mind. We need to build Christian homeschooling, Christian schools, Christian charities, and a Christian community worldwide, using modern communications to accomplish it. God will help us do these things.

This is a pattern in history and in Scripture. The faithful remnant is called upon to do God’s work. The kingdoms of this world rise and fall, but Christ’s Kingdom will not fall. Its seeds are already in the ground, already growing.

We have God’s word on it. When Jesus comes again, let Him find us at our posts, working diligently for His Kingdom.

10 comments on “What Would God Have Done If…?

  1. I remember political commentator Bill Whittle talking about building a parallel society several years ago. The only problem I foresee is the secular world is not going to leave us alone. They are going to do everything they can to tear it down.

  2. A wonderful post, Lee. We can’t control the world around us, and there is little to be gained by trying to set things right. But we can build our brotherhood as Christians and help one another to live as Christians in this corrupt world. It’s not about denominations; we are Christians and we have God’s word as our guide.

  3. R.J. Rushdoony called upon the church to do this for decades before he died. He called it Christian Reconstruction. Our local City Elders group is working to create a Christian city/county government that envisions America being a Christian Constitutional Republic once again.

    1. Of course I’m talking about what we at Chalcedon call Christian Reconstruction; but I wanted to see what people would say if I didn’t use the term.

  4. For sure, something drastic needs to begin right away. We were given our commission by the Lord Himself just before He ascended back to Father. Now, we cannot just sit on our hands. There is a battle raging and we cannot let our Commander down.

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