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Is America A Christian Nation?

The author of the title of the interview did their job well by asking an open-ended, provocative question and tying the subtitle in with an inflammatory statement using the word ‘myth’.

To answer the title question it needs to be given more specificity. We must give it a reference in time by adding to the title “…Christian Nation” 'now', and, “...Christian Nation” 'at its founding'.

Starting with the latter first, “...Christian Nation” 'at its founding', consider what one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll, said. And he is just one of several with the same viewpoint (others examples: John Adams in a letter to Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776, Patrick Henry in a letter to Archibald Blair on Jan. 8, 1789, and Ben Franklin in an address to the Constitutional Convention June 28, 1787, among others. Research them for yourself).

The quote: “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying {to speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of} the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, [and] which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, and [which] insured to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.” (Source: Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry (Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers, 1907), p. 475. In a letter from Charles Carroll to James McHenry of November 4, 1800

Looking at the statement “…Christian Nation” 'now', the fact that this question is even being seriously asked reveals the state of things now. While there are great things being done daily by our Christian brothers and sisters, they are often overshadowed by the forces of darkness.

The interview, though it starts out by ignoring the fact that our Constitution has both an Establishment Clause, and, a Free Exercise Clause (only the Establishment Clause is mentioned) did raise many very valid and perhaps shameful examples of the failings of man. Yet remember, a nation is simply made up of people, and as scripture tells us; “for all” {including me} “have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 NKJV). Thus the need for a Lord and Savior, one who has the perfect balance between justice and mercy. See John 3:16.

Let’s take this interview as an encouraging challenge to show the true heart of Christ.

January 28, 2010 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Bible And Homosexuality

Speaking in love and kindness and knowing these words will sting most of us: Jesus loves us sinners, but does not love sin – no specific sin is worse than another. Be freed from the bondage of sin and/or shame today. It is a free gift from our Lord and yours for the asking but the offer won’t last forever.

The facts:

“for all” {including me} “have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Rom 3:23 NKJV

The motive:

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” 2Pe 3:9 NKJV (spaces added for emphasis)

The remedy:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jhn 3:16 NKJV

Confused about homosexuality and the bible? See http://www.exodusinternational.org/

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January 23, 2010 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Bible And Homosexuality

Please be careful to not confuse a "true contradiction" with an "apparent contradiction".

God can not contradict himself so there are no "true contradictions" in His Word (Bible).

An "apparent contradiction" comes when scripture is taken out of context e.g. "cherry picking".

For those who are lost and hurting, please see: http://www.exodusinternational.org/

January 20, 2010 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The Bible And Homosexuality

"Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders" 1Cr 6:9 NKJV

“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Rom. 1:26-27

"And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it." Jhn 1:5 NKJV

January 19, 2010 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )