Most people in the world already knowing about Christ. But there is a difference between knowing “about” Christ and knowing Christ as your personal savior. All of western civilization knows about Christ. The movement west from Jerusalem was spearheaded by the Apostle Paul and the direction in which the Gospel message was received is the direction in which health, happiness, success, and civilization in a way never before experienced followed. New life, new hope, new purpose and meaning came with the Gospel message. The great advantages the Gospel brought to civilization came to a halt in many ways during the middle ages when the Gospel was replaced by “the church.” But the reformation brought it back. In the wake of the reformation came the advancement of civilization once again and the movement west again to America.

The American civilization was founded on the principles of Christianity. The distribution of power into three branches of Government has its source in the Bible. The key verse for this is Isaiah 33:22 which says, “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.” God oversees the three major aspects of civilization; the judiciary, the legislative and the executive. When these three aspects are in human hands, they are imperfect but serve to balance each other. It was under this form of government founded on biblical principles that America has prospered. In the early days of our civilization Christ was well known and the bible even served as the first textbook in our schools. If you would study the “New England Primer” you’d see nothing but biblical allusions throughout. Thus in those days, more people knew Christ in a personal way and were committed to live according to His standards.

Today our nation still knows about Christ, but they do not know him like we did in the days of our founding fathers. It’s academic suicide in our country today to reject evolution as the principle for the origin of life even though it contradicts the very woof and warp of the Bible. It’s forbidden in our secular society to teach from the bible in our classroom. The Ten Commandments, the basis of all law, is being removed from our courtrooms and other civic and government buildings.

“Many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not do many mighty works in your name? I declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” Matthew 7:22-23