In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, and his authority over the world he created is immutable and irreformable. The devil cannot lay a finger on God’s people without a warrant from God, as can be seen in Job 1-2 and 1 Kings 22. Furthermore, God does not merely allow disasters and disease to occur, he ordains them, both at the individual and the collective level (cf. Genesis 6, Genesis 38:7-10, 1 Samuel 2:27-36, Jeremiah 32:42, Jonah 3:10). This includes diversity, which is frequently used as a means of divine judgement against a wicked people (cf. Genesis 11:1-9, Joshua 9, Judges 1-16, 2 Kings 25, 2 Chronicles 36).
Ultimately, votes don’t matter. Demographics don’t matter. Polls don’t matter. Charismatic candidates don’t matter. Fundraising doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is what God has ordained. So how should we, as online political activists conduct ourselves in light of this reality? Let’s look at Genesis 18 to find out:
16 And the men rose up from thence, and looked toward Sodom: and Abraham went with them to bring them on the way.
17 And the Lord said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;
18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?
19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
20 And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;
21 I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.
22 And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.
23 And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?
24 Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein?
25 That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?
26 And the Lord said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.
27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:
28 Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it.
29 And he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty’s sake.
30 And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
31 And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Peradventure there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty’s sake.
32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.
33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.
The intersession of Abraham combined with the existence of a small number of righteous men within that community could have saved it. We read in James 5:16 that ‘the prayer of a righteous man availeth much’, so one useful form of political activism is to pray for your country while being righteous. Sodom did not have ten righteous within its walls, and so Abraham woke next morning to the sight of a mushroom cloud reaching up to heaven. But we also know that if there were six more righteous men in that place, it would have been spared, so merely existing while being righteous is a form of political activism.
True political activism consists of being one of the righteous and praying for the spiritual revival of your country. The next best form of political activism is to encourage and exhort anyone who will listen to join you in this
In Jeremiah 5:1, God says to Jeremiah, shortly before the destruction of Jerusalem:
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.
But most allegedly Christian political activists are not particularly active in seeking truth and practicing discernment in their own lives or encouraging others to do likewise. For some, this is because practicing virtue is hard and boring, whereas publishing vitriol online and promising stupid people delicious pie in the sky is very easy. For others, this is because they have radically unChristian objectives, but it is to their advantage to make Christian noises with their mouths, because undiscerning Christians reward them with clicks, votes, and donations.
If you are genuinely interested to the continued existence of your country and the restoration of western civilization, then stop watching porn.
Stop wasting your life on the frivolous pursuit of petty personal hedonism.
Seek the truth and practice discernment.
Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.