I realized a while back that I have yet to write about the meaning behind the name of this blog, so I guess this is as good of time as any to do that! When choosing this name, I thought about the concept of Christians living in the world, but not being of the world. I know it can be easy to use this as a reason to have nothing to do with it, but we are still called to love these people of the world and not leave them to their self- destruction. Even though we shouldn’t be of the world, we are still called to go into it and change it. The goal of this on a grand scale, then, should be to reverse the culture of this nation; thus, Nation Reversed.
I think, as in most things, there are two extremes. There are the ones who want to completely separate from the world and have nothing to do with those “sinful influences”. The other extreme seeks to go into the world and become more appealing to them in order to draw more of them to us. Both of these have their flaws. The former, in separating from the world, fails to fulfill the commandment to, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15) The latter often goes too far in going “into the world” and ends up becoming like the people they wish to change, compromising faith for a watered down grace that tells everyone they are ok.
The goal of my blog, then, is to teach others Biblical faith in a way that neither excuses their separation or condones a watered down version of grace.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
My motto for this blog is, “Going against the flow of everyday life.” As Christians, we aren’t supposed to be normal, and we shouldn’t strive for anything less than excellence, regardless of what others are doing or what they think of us. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s not supposed to. Life here is going to be hard, but the rewards waiting for us are far greater than we can ever imagine. As said in 1 Peter, we are set apart, specially chosen by God Himself. We are called to be different, and strange, and not just is a small way. God doesn’t just want us to sit in little monasteries, holy and separated from the rest of the world.
No, we are called to be Nation Changers. We are called to go against the flow of everyday life, and we are called to change the world. This is our calling, so lets go out there and do something.