Carried By Christ

O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. Psalm 139:1-4

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Christian Nation

When someone says that America is a Christian Nation, shivers go up the spines of non-believers. They imagine that the statement must mean that the Christians desire a theocracy, not much different than the one our founding fathers fled from when they came to the New World from England. Images of The Crusades and Inquisitions appear. These people are unreasonably angry and bitter at God, offended by the very God that they claim does not exist.

It must be difficult to be these people that believe there is no God, or that He is just some force out there in the universe that can be channeled through some mystical, astrological method. But why would someone do so? Why would they deny common reason and logic that proclaims every building has a builder, and all of these miraculous things that make up our universe needed a creator. They would rather believe that the most complex systems, beings, and natural laws are a coincidence. All that we experience happend by chance.

They do not come to this conclusion by intellectual reasoning, however, or at least intellectualism may not be the driving force. The rejection of God is easier to accept for them because then they can justify their sin.

Even Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds in history, believes in God. He once stated, "It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just his way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us."

Of course, there is another driving force behind those that reject God. We have to remember that the battles against Christianity are really not just between flesh and blood. The war is against powers and principalities.

Our founding fathers, save for a few like Ben Franklin, were Christians, and though they did not want our government to be sanctioning any particular religion, as England did, they did desire that the American People be deeply religious. If that was not so, the references to God in the founding documents and writings from that era would not be present.

One last point, and this one is for you non-Christians: Why is it you don't have the courage to whisper to Muslims what you love to scream out at Christians?


At 3:59 AM, Blogger Shannon Jacobyansky said...

Eph.6 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. If only all Christians would realize they need to put on the armor of God every day to thwart the arrows of the evil one!


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