Saturday, July 18, 2015

Is America A Christian Nation?

Jesus told Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God..." (John 3:3-7).

However, to be born in God's kingdom requires the recognition and acceptance that Jesus is the only way to God! Here is what Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6).

Let us be cognizant of this fact as we prayerfully contemplate the brutal and bloody consequences of religious intolerance in the form of ISIS, People are calling for Muslims to denounce these senseless killings and terrorism, but can they? Will they denounce their religion and the Koran that call for Muslims to kill the infidels? I don’t think so!

Some people are fearful that the same thing could happen in America as Liberals proudly supports plans to remove God from the public vocabulary, and demonstrates their disregard for the Constitution; in the process trashing our founding document by violating the First Amendment which opens the door for establishing Islam as the nation's religion.

This is precisely what the Constitution guards against: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Interestingly, according to the Washington Weekly News, the "Federal Attorney warns that Negative Posts Against Islam Could Get You Prosecution and Imprisonment." Meanwhile, the debate continues about whether America is or was a Christian nation, there are many who wish to remove whatever remains of Christian reference in our public sphere and whitewash this country with the teachings and practices of Islam and establish Sharia Law.

Those who oppose Christianity in America make quick reference to John Adams’ statement, "The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." America may not be a Christian nation, but it was established on Christian teachings and principles, evidence of this can be seen all over America on public buildings and city squares. A monument at the Texas State Capitol depicting the Ten Commandments revered in Judaism and Christianity reminds us of our rich Christian heritage.

This country is blessed because of its Judeo-Christian belief and practices, a fact that cannot be disputed, because when this nation is at a crossroad, its people turn to the only source it knows that can bring healing and comfort, God almighty. At a recent Harvest Prophecy Conference: Lt. General William G. Boykin highlights some concerns about the direction that America is going.

Here's what is at stake, “Our Christian liberties.” Christianity teaches and practices Holiness, love, and religious tolerance (Heb. 12:14).

However, there're those who want to enslave us by bringing us into bondage. The Bible is God's message to the world. It is full of good news. God's Word, the Bible, tells how God loves you, and tells His wonderful plan for your life. From the Bible you can learn how to receive God's blessing in every area of life. Jesus said God's Word would make you free. “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).

Men need the light of God’s word, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God” (John 3:17-21 NKJV). Pray for America!

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