We are no longer a Christian Nation.
Actually, he said, “We are no longer a Christian Nation; at least, not just…”
Here’s more to his June 28, 2006 quote:
“Given the increasing diversity of America’s population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation; at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.”
He said that? What an evil man! How DARE he say that! Why, he’s attempting to pull us away from our Judeo-Christian heritage! Who does he think he is?!
On and on whiners whine, complainers complain, ad nauseam…
Did you ever stop to ask yourself whose idea it was for this nation to be a Christian Nation anyway?
May I remind you that it wasn’t God’s idea?
Oh, sure. There are godly principles we all should live by, and His word is a great template to use in forming a new government. For in the bible are instructions on how to live as a society, and within a society.
However, it’s an error to believe God intended for the U.S., or ANY nation, to be a Christian Nation.
It just isn’t so.
If it was, wouldn’t you think He would have intimated it somewhere in His book?
Instead, we find things such as:
Strangers and Pilgrims –
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” (Hebrews 11:13 NKJV)
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;” (1 Peter 2:11 KJV)
Citizens with the Saints –
“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners (to God) but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Ephesians 2:19 NKJV)
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20 NKJV)
Now I’m just about as patriotic as the next guy. I spent four years in the U.S. Army, and am proud to have done it.
There’s no other nation on earth where I’d rather live.
And while I would just as soon see the former morals be upheld by our society, I’m not going to be surprised when they don’t.
Because I’m only passing through.
I’ve chosen to live for Jesus, and He’s promised that where He is, that’s where I’ll be.
Jesus isn’t an American citizen.
This earth is only temporal. My body is merely temporary housing.
No, this isn’t a Christian Nation. Yes, there were many God fearing men who helped establish the laws used to govern this great land.
Yes, as a follower of Jesus Christ I’m supposed to share my faith and His gospel, and make disciples everywhere I go. But, no, I’m not going to try and make this a Christian Nation.
Whether you’re a fan of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, or any else who’s an “authority” on every single subject; don’t get so upset when they say things that are not in line with God’s word.
Don’t get all bent out of shape when a politician says something, or a gun toting, flag waving, Glenn Beck wannabe touts their opinion.
You see, there’s a higher, more permanent calling on which to focus.
The eternal kingdom of Heaven.
And that’s where our allegiance really should stand, if we claim to be a Christian.
So don’t be misled; we are no longer a Christian Nation.