When there are monumental shifts in the culture—the abolition of slavery, the advent of birth control, divorce, same-sex marriage, vaccine mandates—the bitter cry from those surveying the ruins goes up: “Why didn’t the church do something?” Yes, there is always room for repentance, as Rev. Fisk has pointed out. But if you look carefully, there are always faithful churches, always faithful voices. Though they may stand alone, contra mundum, shouted over and shunned, God always preserves His remnant because when we are unfaithful, He is still faithful.
Several Anglican churches in Australia roused media attention as they announced they would leave the main church body over its capture by the sexual revolutionaries. A mega-church in Texas also decided to leave the United Methodist church over same-sex marriage.
Though times are uncertain, we are encouraged by the saints who took the arrows and made bolder to follow their example, pressing on by faith in what has been promised. As the writer to Hebrews recorded for us, “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” Even as we build our “arks”, we thank God for His mercy in protecting His church.
In other news, a California church has won a legal victory, after being fined for continuing to meet during the state’s harsh lockdowns.