ARE WE A CHRISTIAN NATION?

A few years back, our then president made a statement that enraged many. He said that America was no longer a Christian nation. Since I’m a Christian, I felt a little miffed by the thought that we were no longer considered Christian. When you get right down to it, God isn’t available just for the United States. He loves the entire world. He loved us all so much that he sent His only Son to pay the price for our freedom from sin.

The founders were wise in establishing a separation of church and state. This allowed all faiths to come to America knowing they would have the freedom to worship as they pleased. That there would be no repercussions for doing so. When we say we are a Christian nation or a Jewish nation, an Atheist nation or a Muslim nation, we’re making our country like an exclusive country club with closed doors to those deemed unsuitable.

As we look back at our history we can see how those original references to God and Christian morality have been eroded and corrupted.  Still we maintain the ability to go to worship where ever we choose.  We can keep big government away from interference in areas that separate us in the first place.

I know there are many who might disagree with me, but I don’t feel I’m the only one entitled to God’s grace.  I’m not entitled at all.  In fact I’m unworthy to even enter His presence.  The gift of grace is just that – a gift.  It was given without any strings attached.  My responsibility is grounded in the fact that I should be so overjoyed with the gift that I want others to know all about it too. If there were limitations on my ability to do that, my God would not be any the less powerful.  He is able to get His Word out there without my intervention.  It’s with His help that we can be used as instruments to do His will.

So as we celebrate our freedom, let’s not forget to thank God for our country.  It isn’t perfect, but God instituted government to create order out of chaos, so we must remain respectful of it.  That doesn’t happen when we tear down monuments or turn our backs on the flag.  Patriotism is something that should live in our hearts for all time.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to ARE WE A CHRISTIAN NATION?

  1. oneta hayes says:

    I believe I would be safe to say that it is only “Christian” principles that allow a country to be open to all religions. So does that mean we are a Christian nation. I might be wrong. I know the courts ruled that Christian are free to worship in India. But there is a difference in being legal and being accepted. I believe a Christian philosophy is most open to recognizing all religions as God’s children even though we do believe in a One Way gospel. So, yes, so far I believe we are a Christian nation.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks for your wisdom, Oneta. I know Jesus welcomed everyone to follow Him. He came to save all people. Those were the principles of our founders. Over the last 225 years those values have been corrupted beyond those principles. Because of that, I am most grateful for separating church and state. I fear the day is coming when everything will be under our government’s thumb. I pray that Jesus returns before that day.

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      • oneta hayes says:

        I also am grateful for the separation of church and state. But I am also very glad for freedom of speech. I am glad we still have government platforms where one can freely promote whatever philosophy that they believe. I call our nation a Christian nation because its laws are based on Jewish/Christian principles (round about way of course, through Greeks and Romans) If we followed Sharia laws, I believe we would be a Muslim nation. I think maybe we are speaking on the same side but arriving at a different place. I’ll zip up. If we were to consult Salvageable, J could probably straighten me out. 😀

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