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The Maga Narrative of the Bible

Maga is an acronym former president Donald J. Trump created to highlight his 2016 campaign slogan: Make American Great Again. Some opponents of Trump responded by claiming that America was never great to begin with. Regardless of the various opinions that do exist, the spiritual solution to make America great again begins inside human hearts, Romans 10:9-11. As lives are transformed from the inside out, homes, neighborhoods and towns can change for the better.

This [Jesus] is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head of the corner [the Cornerstone]. 12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved, Acts 4:11-12.

The author of the passage above was a first century doctor. This physician also served as a Paul’s historian, recording the details of his numerous missionary journeys. The context of this passage begins with John and Peter, two of Jesus’ disciples, addressing military and spiritual leaders. The rejection Luke mentions occurred on Good Friday when Jesus was sentenced to death, crucified on a cross. Despite this decision, Jesus has become the cornerstone of the Christian faith thanks to the resurrection three days later.

And how can men [be expected to] preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who bring glad tidings! [How welcome is the coming of those who preach the good news of His good things!] 16 But they have not all heeded the Gospel; for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed (had faith in) what he has heard from us? 17 So faith comes by hearing [what is told], and what is heard comes by the preaching [of the message that came from the lips] of Christ (the Messiah Himself), Romans 10:15-17.

The apostle Paul points to the spiritual Maga narrative of the Bible in the passage above. According to Paul, faith comes from hearing the message of the good news about Jesus Christ, John 3:16-17 and Romans 5:8. From a modern perspective, faith comes from hearing and reading the Bible, Joshua 1:8. Whenever children, women or men develop a spiritual hunger, Matthew 6:33-34, faith gradually changes your mindset from the world toward heaven, Colossians 3:1-4. As long as this spiritual hunger continues, making America Great Again becomes possible when God is on your side, Philippians 4:13.

by Jay Mankus


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