The average age of the world’s great civilizations has been two hundred years. These nations have progressed through the following sequence…from bondage to spiritual faith…from spiritual faith to courage…from courage to liberty…from liberty to abundance…from abundance to selfishness…from selfishness to complacency…from complacency to apathy…from apathy to dependency…from dependency back to bondage.
As quoted in today’s Breakpoint Commentary by Chuck Colson. Read the whole article here.
Alternatively, see Ben Witherington’s call to Gospel proclamation in his Laying Down the Law, and Picking up the Gospel.