Let me be clear: It is never appropriate to take the mission of God in Scripture and apply it to the American military, the American dream or the American way of life. They are not interchangeable. The kingdom of God and earthly kingdoms are not one and the same, nor does the kingdom of God depend on the success of earthly governments, movements, campaigns or wars.
Today we will scribble words in our diaries to mark one of the most heartbreaking and consequential moments in American foreign policy, the wholesale withdrawal of American troops, which has led to the Taliban takeover of the middle eastern nation. Amid this tragedy, we must still thank the American soldiers who have risked, and in some cases lost, their lives during this long war on terror.