"But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:" 1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
Are We a Christian Nation?
There is no such a thing as a Godly nation or a Christian nation. Mysteriously
enough, every nation that shaped itself to the mold of any religion become
hateful, violent and cruel against those who did not believe like they did. This
sad reality also involves nations who claimed to be Christians.
Beloved, even as we are in this world, we do not belong to this world system
(John 17:14-17). We are a separate holy nation with our own culture and our own citizenship (Philippians 3:20).
The devil is the God of this world system; that is a Biblical reality
(2Corinthians 4:4). True changes in a human behavior come from God. The church is the only light in this dark world (Matthew 5:14); the church is also the salt (Matthew 5:13) that preserves God’s righteousness. Without the church this world would be a million times worse. The mistake that many Christians are making is running to the political system to bring changes in society while turning their backs to the great commission. Jesus gave us these words,
19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to
observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even
to the end of the age.” Amen.
Furthermore, the continual insistence in painting the beautiful picture of this
nation as a Christian nation can’t be further from the truth. I can’t argue that
the first settlements were Christians. We know that they were Protestants that
came from England as they were trying to escape the brutal persecution of The
Church of England; they were called Puritans. As we follow church history in America, it is undoubtable that God has moved mightily. But we can’t confuse and mix our church history with our secular history. We can’t mix our original settlements and our founding fathers. Our original settlements were Christians; imperfect, but Christians. Our Founding Fathers were Masons. You can’t be a Christian and a Mason at the same time. Through all these years, that has been our greatest division; this is indeed the
foundation of all of our problems.
I encourage Christians to focus on Jesus, today more than ever. Know the truth; do not fall in the trap. The United States is part of the world system. On the surface, it has looked better than many of the other nations, but as part of the world system that belongs to Satan, we are also a nation filled with deceptive evil. It is not my intention to spread hate against this nation; we as
Christians are called to love. It is my intention for us to refocus and
understand the truth. We worship God and our Lord Jesus Christ as we are guided by the Holy Spirit. We are not a Christian nation, no one is, but we are a nation filled with many Christians. Our hope is not the government or going back to our founding father’s ways. Our hope is Christ Jesus, our hope is REVIVAL AGAIN!