We are not slouching toward Gomorrah; we are marching to Zion. The worst thing that can possibly happen to us has already happened: we’re dead. We were crucified at Skull Place, under the wrath of God. And the best thing that could happen to us has already happened: we’re alive, in Christ, and our future is seated at the right hand of God, and He’s feeling just fine. Jesus is marching onward, with us or without us, and if the gates of hell cannot hold Him back, why on earth would He be panicked by Hollywood or Capitol Hill? Times may grow dark indeed, but times have always been dark, since the insurrection of Eden. Nonetheless, the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not, the darkness will not, the darkness cannot overcome it. The arc of history is long, but it bends toward Jesus.
— Russell D. Moore, Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel, 204.