This week our nation will elect a president, as well as vote on various other state and local officials, propositions, amendments, etc. Which is why, this Lordâ€™s Day, we must plant our feet squarelyâ€“â€“like a linebacker making a goal-line standâ€“â€“on this basic profession of our Christian faith: Christ is King. That is a theological statement. Itâ€™s an ecclesiastical statement. Itâ€™s a familial statement. Itâ€™s an economic statement. As well as a political statement.
In the early days of the church, this confession landed our brothers and sisters in prison and led them to slaughter at the hand of gladiators and the mouths of lions. This confession was the north star for the various councils and synods during the first several hundred years of the church, and kept the church from many errors. It safeguarded true believers through the many heresies which multiplied during the middle ages. This confession gave courage to the Protestants as they proclaimed that the Word of Christ was superior to the word of man. It gave courage to our pilgrim fathers, who brought the Gospel to this New land of America. This statement burned in the hearts of many of our nationâ€™s founding fathers. This statement was the spark that ignited the fire of the Great Awakenings.
And it is this statement, of Christâ€™s supremacy over this world which He purchased, which should inform us as we head to the polls, as we brace for whatever the god-haters do whether in victory or defeat, and as we go about our daily work. We know that our Lord Jesus holds the scepter of the universe. Which is why we will continue to proclaim through our worship each Lordâ€™s Day and throughout our weekly duties: Christ is King. Christ is King. Christ is King.