A MAN ON HORSEBACK
During the 1980’s, columnist George Will lamented the “crumbling of America’s cities.” (What must he think now). He said these crumbling cities were the result of the crumbling of America’s Judeo-Christian based culture, and spoke of “longings for a man on horseback, some savior riding to the rescue wielding power like a sword.” He then went on to say, “But, the man on horseback needed, is not this sort. We need John Wesley.”
George Will is an avowed, and typically, severely confused atheist. But he knows enough about history to recognize America’s desperate need of preachers who will call people to repentance. Christian businessman Jack Eckerd, in his book, "The Right Prescription" is more specific. “Today,” he writes, “the call to recover traditional virtues should ring forth from our pulpits." Problem is, today, the churches along with the culture at large needs to be reeducated in those virtues.”
Our culture and Republic has crumbled to the point of collapse because all sense of virtue here has crumbled to the point of collapse. We desperately need (1) “man on horseback” type preachers to call people to repentance, and (2) a restoration of traditional Christian virtues to our culture. Problem is, preachers and churches here need reeducation in, and commitment to, these virtues (1 Pet. 4:17). In the meantime, we need reminding that there is a Man on horseback coming with whom the whole world has, and will have, to do.
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS” (Rev. 19:11-16).