The United States finished its official military withdrawal from Afghanistan. The total removal of US troops comes 1 year, 6 months, and 1 day after the Doha Agreement was signed in February 2020.
Our attempt at Antioch Report is to provide Christian insight on current events that you won’t receive anywhere else. If you’re interested in
- what Biden said in Tuesday’s speech,
- who the Taliban plans to name their next leader,
- or the approval polls for the current administration’s actions over the last several weeks
then this week’s newsletter might come at a disappointment.
Under the worldwide Christian umbrella, there are well over 40,000 different sects of belief and doctrinal practices. Geopolitics are no exception to the plethora of opinion and dogma ascribed by Christian people, near and far.
- On the one hand, there are people responding to recent events matter-of-factly, purporting and deducing that any contrary opinion must necessarily be wrong because it is dissimilar, or not the same.
- On the other hand, there are people who have – passively or otherwise – tuned out global happenings because developing and vocalizing an opinion means you may succumb to “cancel culture”.
Layman’s terms: Most people think they are right; their opinion, responses (or lack thereof), their set of beliefs, their solutions to issues, etc.
For a scriptural peek into what society looks like when everyone does whatever they deem fit, read the book of Judges.
“In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Judges 21:25, NASB
One thing we won’t do at Antioch Report is tell you exactly what to think about global events. But we will periodically challenge the viral status quo to ask simple questions that we hope result in sober reflection as it pertains to walking faithfully as Christ-followers.
“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:3, NLT
- What’s more important: being right, or faithfully following Jesus?
- Is it possible to live in perfect harmony with a fellow Christian who has different political beliefs than you?
- Whether you voted for Biden, Trump, someone else, or not at all, are your words and actions a reflection of the God you serve, or the leader you want to be leading the United States?
“Every person’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord examines the hearts.”Proverbs 21:2, NASB