Reagan’s speech in the previous post rekindles a hope that we might be more committed to the founding principles behind our nation’s greatness.
That commitment is our resolve. Resolving is resting–building our lives on a principle which produces a single passion and cannot be compromised. As Christians we “give diligence" to determine our purpose just as our nation did.
Now notice: the accusation which Reagan addressed parallels the accusation often leveled against Christianity: that Christianity is “too simple”. But this notion is an easy one to see through. It comes from those who have left both their child-like faith and their mature resolve; their first love, their passion. Somewhere along the way, they have become confused and given up. They forget that some things truly are simple, not necessarily easy, but simple.
Christianity—the relationship more than the religion—is simple: simple in it’s trust in God and in His Word, the Bible. (And trusting can be the hardest thing of all.) As Christians, we trust in the fact that God’s best is the best: for America, for our family, and for each person individually.
Why envy anyone who must cloak his cause with confusion? Our principles and rights are “inalienable”, granted naturally by nature’s God. It is not too simple to own the cause of such liberty dear fellow patriot! Today, live a streamlined life. Let no one turn you from “the simplicity that is in Christ” (II Corinthians 11:3). “For if you do these things you will never fall.”
Theme taken from II Peter 1:2-10