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If the Church Would Only... (a word from Voddie Baucham)

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The following is from a sermon preached by Dr. Voddie Baucham on October 27, 2013, at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, TX. The text was Revelation 17:7-14.

The rise of evil kings at the end of the age is not the fault of the church. Please, hear this. Every time something goes bad in the culture, you hear people who begin to hem and haw and say, "Only if the church would..." "Only if the church didn't..." "Only if the church had..." "Only if the church hadn't."

Folks, the rise of evil at the end of the age is not the fault of the church. The rise of evil kings and evil nations is not the fault of the church. There's another side to that: Being blessed in a nation that acknowledges God is not the fault of the church!

God is not sitting passively in heaven wondering what kind of country we're going to be. God does not look down from heaven and say, "Oo, I wonder what this Supreme Court decision is going to be. I wonder h…