"America is NOT a Christian Nation" as Obama declared in a speech he made in a Muslim region. I've thought about this one statement over and over and over. Infact I kind of got a little bit peeved about it. The more I thought about it the more I realized Obama was correct! He could have been even more correct by saying that America is a Nation of people that Think they are Christian. So now lets look at that! Granted I have no one person in mind as I write this, but rather our nation as a whole.
We fly the Christian flag, but do we really walk the walk? I think if we really tried to walk the walk we'd have better choices come election time......not because the candidate was better but because we'd have higher standards and specific truths we'd All expect from the candidate....and we'd hold them to it! I was really deep in thought and prayer this past week because of how the State of NC wants to cut more money from the EDUCATION budget. The more I thought about this (it also prompted me to think about the original statement that moved me to blog about it) the more I realize ALL of our political venues are corrupt! And it's because Obama was Right!
Our town board is made up of mostly Real Estate agents....... guess where development is still running rampant!? You got it! The town board is looking out solely for their own agendas and not what is really good for this town I love. If the United States of America were truly a Christian Nation, we'd see the "Hope" within our leaders........but mostly all I see is Greed(few exceptions, very few).
I hope you're offended by the statement "America is not a Christian Nation"! I hope it burns so deep in your soul that you are moved to change it. I hope you do a self evaluation of your spiritual temperature. Are you cold? luke warm? or on fire? Just because you are burning with passion over the statement, are you as passionate about your faith?
Here is some scripture that keeps coming up in my reading and I think it's a solution to Obama's statement.
It's found in Ephesians 6: 10-23 (The Message)
10And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. 11So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. 12This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.
13Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. 14Truth, righteousness, 15peace, 16faith, 17and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. 18In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
19And don’t forget to pray for me. Pray that I’ll know what to say and have the courage to say it at the right time, telling the mystery to one and all, the Message that I, 20jailbird preacher that I am, am responsible for getting out.
21Tychicus, my good friend here, will tell you what I’m doing and how things are going with me. He is certainly a dependable servant of the Master! 22I’ve sent him not only to tell you about us but to cheer you on in your faith.
23Good-bye, friends. Love mixed with faith be yours from God the Father and from the Master, Jesus Christ. 24Pure grace and nothing but grace be with all who love our Master, Jesus Christ.
I just really like the discription in this translation/paraphrase of the Bible. Most other translations tell us to "Put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD" and tells us to PRAY!!! If we do follow these instructions and really study what they mean, we will be making Huge step in the direction of turning America back into a Christian Nation once again.
Think about it y'all!
And before I close out I'd like to thank all of our Men and Women that have served Our Nation faithfully! Thank you and have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Peace and Chik'n Grease