Is there a connection between justice and righteousness in society and the Christian practice of worship in the United States?

This is a question that should be addressed in a book. First, you have to define worship. What is worship? Is it when we all get-together and sing songs? There are a lot of things we do wrong in that part of worship but that is not the worship we are talking about here; the worship we mean here is the fundamental reverence for God. Worship is someone humbles themselves in their heart before God. In other words, the fear or reverence one has for God is the fundamental worship and it comes out in many ways the like Romans 12:1-2 living sacrifice.
So let’s give this worship a definition. Our worship is directly proportional to our desire to fulfill Jesus’ command to be holy as God is holy (Matthew 5:48). There is a fundamental lack of this desire in the evangelical community in the US. Case a point would be that I could take 50 Christians line them up and ask each them to name 3 attributes of God and the verses where the evidence of those attributes could be found, it is very likely not one of them could do it. I cannot call myself in innocent here and I am not saying I would do better. Matter of fact I chose the number 3 because I was sitting here and 3 was the only ones I could remember. The point is that worship that is directly connected to our reverence for God and if we cannot even name God’s attributes how do we even know what we reverent for?
Alright, now that we see that real worship is at an all-time low in the US. We connect back one of my favorite quotes. Most often this quote is attributed to Alexis de Tocqueville. Some say he did not say it, however, I don’t really care who said it is really true and if you read Alexis de Tocqueville it is something he might have said because it fit his worldview.
“I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . . in her rich mines and her vast world commerce – and it was not there . . . in her democratic Congress and her matchless Constitution – and it was not there. Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits aflame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because she is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Why will America cease to be great when she ceases to be good? This is tied to this question. Real justice comes from God. Most specifically from God’s attribute that he is just. The definition of justice is in God’s personal character. Anything outside this definition of justice not is just. So knowing God and imitating God’s attribute of justice is the only way to be just. This means that justice in the US is directly proportional to the US’ desire to fulfill Jesus’ command to be holy as God is holy. Justice comes from holiness and for greatness to exist in a nation if must be just. So as Tocqueville is said to have said, greatness is linked to the righteousness. If people that call themselves Christian’s are not worshiping enough to be able to name 3 attributes of God and justice is directly linked to imitating God, because he is just, then what chance does the nation who is reaching a majority of none Christians have to be just? None.

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