“The revival our nation needs so badly will not occur unless we as individuals repent. Authentic repentance involves a change of heart, not merely a change of public policy. And the first to repent must be the people of God—Christians who know and love Christ but who have fallen into a state of spiritual lethargy or indifference and have left their first love (cf. Rev. 2:4). We have diverted our efforts and energies and strategies from evangelism. We need to repent of that.
Unfortunately, the church today is at war with the culture, and many Christians think that by opposing moral decline through protest and politics, they are doing all they can do to redeem society. They have begun to view their unbelieving neighbors as the enemy rather than the mission field. As the rift widens between the Religious Right and the rest of society, the gospel message is being lost in the din of conflict. The tender love of sinners has been replaced by bitter rivalry for influence. Thus the only truth that can ultimately draw people to sincere repentance is too often being set aside in favor of political rhetoric and partisan squabbling.”
– John MacArthur