Is the United States a Christian nation?

Is the Unites States a Christian nation?  The best way to answer that question is to look at what is happening in America and then compare that with what the Bible says.

In Roe v Wade the Supreme Court ruled that any woman who was pregnant had a right to end the pregnancy by aborting her baby.  The Bible calls children a blessing from God.

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.  (Psalm 127:3-5)

Proponents of abortion defend the practice with an intensity that seems almost religious.  That is natural because there is a religious motivation behind it.

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Same sex marriage is becoming more acceptable in the United States.  The Bible says that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.  (1 Corinthians 7:2)

One reason this subject is so controversial is that few realize the reason God established marriage in the first place.

Why Christians oppose same sex marriage

There are many people who have been forced to flee their homes because of poverty or persecution.  The United States has closed its borders to these people and only a few of them succeed in finding refuge here.  The Bible says we should welcome such people.

When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong.You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.  (Leviticus 19:33,34)

You shall not give up to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you.He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.  (Deuteronomy 23:15,16)

Making it easier for immigrants to enter the country will not only help them but will make it easier for us to fulfill our responsibility to preach the gospel to the world.

Immigration and evangelism

Maybe some believe the Unites States is a Christian nation because so many of its citizens profess to be Christian.  The fact is that many churches have rejected the truth of the gospel and have endorsed the evil practices I have cited.  The Bible said this would happen.

For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.  (2 Timothy 4:3,4)

There is no way the United States could be considered a Christian nation.  We have rejected God and deserve only his judgment.

And yet there is some good news.  Not all churches have become apostate.  There are still some who are faithfully preaching the truth.  God told Abraham he was going to judge the city of Sodom for its sins.  He promised he would spare the city if there were ten righteous people in it.  As you know he couldn’t find ten righteous and so he destroyed the city.   Perhaps there are enough righteous in the United States to avert its destruction.  There is no hope that the we will ever become a Christian nation but at least we can still rescue individuals by preaching the gospel to them.

On the other hand maybe it isn’t impossible to convert the country.  In Jonah’s day no one considered it possible that the city of Nineveh would repent of its sins but that is what happened.  Perhaps we should pray that God would raise up another Jonah to do for the United States what Jonah did for Nineveh.

 

 

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Posted on May 3, 2019, in abortion, government, homosexuality and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Although many have called the United States a Christian nation, you are correct that it is not. It never was. Separation of church and state and tolerance of all religions (or the lack thereof) are two reasons for that reality. But a twenty-first century Jonah to lead the citizens of the United States to repent of their sins and turn to the Lord–that I would fully support. J.

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  2. I would love another Spurgeon. America was never a ‘Christian Nation’. Puritans, Quakers did come first. The constitution was written on Bible ethics but it was only for people who would follow, They knew it would be persona non grata someday. I am a direct decendant of Ben Franklin and he was the one who said as much. TY, Mr. Clyde.:)

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