Is America a Christian Nation?
If a nation professes Christianity, this does not automatically or characteristically make that nation a Christian nation. A nation will be known by the principles and foundation of that nation. A nation will also be known by the fruit that it does or does not bare. America today has departed from the faith, from the principles of Christianity and has followed after the ways of man and after the wealth of this world.
America is despised by many nations, not because America has prospered as a world leader, but because America professes one thing and does another. When other nations view America, what do they see? What do they say? Are the things they say true? Man’s ways, the ways of the world, materialism, lust and greed have smothered God’s word and has quenched the Spirit of God.
We in America no longer seek the wealth of God’s kingdom that is of wisdom and righteousness; we seek and ask selfishly and then expect God to give it to us. We have omitted God from government; we no longer seek divine guidance for the direction of our nation; honesty in government has been replaced by deception, manipulation and fraud; the rights of the people have been infringed upon and our right to serve and obey God has been replaced by the laws of man. America is systematically and intentionally being bankrupt in order to gain control of the people to rule the people instead of leading the people.
America has left the principles of Christianity, left the foundation of God’s word and built upon the temple ground their own ideals having laid a carnal minded and earthly foundation. Many deny God in their actions and abuse God’s grace because they have no understanding. America is failing because America has abandoned God, fallen prey to deception, full of lust, greed, materialism, self-centeredness and having an appetite for uncontrolled and unacceptable sexual conduct. This is the very reason America is failing as a nation, America has turned its back on God.
We must ask ourselves individually, am I a Christian? Do I conduct myself as Christian? Then we must look at our nation, is our nation a Christian nation? The answer is simple, look at our nation as a whole and look at our own actions and motives. We have abused God’s grace, we do not live by Christian standards, morals and principles, we no longer apply God’s word to our daily lives and we no longer follow the principles of Jesus Christ or God in our actions. America has become worshippers of God in word and not in deed.
Concerning money, it seems today in America we covet money more than desiring to know God. If the truth be known, money has become a god of many and a stumbling block to those that covet after it. If we put things in their proper perspective, giving money to aid and build the body of Christ, living stones built into a holy temple is good, but let us not give to dead works, building bigger buildings made of wood, hay, brick and stubble.
Understand, giving money is one very small part of our walk with God. We cannot give money expecting to buy our way into heaven nor can we give money to buy a blessing. If we give money yet disobey God in all other things, what does it profit and what is the benefit? If we give to get, we are operating in covetousness. If we create for ourselves a give me God, God give me this and God give me that, we walk in error. When we give, we are to give expecting nothing in return and in turn God will bless us with our needs, needs not our wants. Know this, what would it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
If we disobey God in the other things, what does it benefit? In truth immorality is running rampant; children are in rebellion and are ruling the parent; those that disrespect demand respect; we have become liars, walking in hate and murder, we have become adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, drunkards, we look like the world and conduct ourselves in the ways of the world.
Men and women have left their God established responsibility and have turned to their own way. Man has left his place of responsibility as a man, husband and father and woman has left her place of responsibility as a woman, wife and mother. Then we wonder why our children are in rebellion. Our children have no teachers in the home; they live only to please themselves, satisfying their fleshly appetite, showing no respect for themselves, for their parents, elders or even authority. Then we cannot understand why our society is in chaos, confusion, and in disarray.
We say we are Christian but conduct ourselves contrary to Christian principles; we have truly become a nation of hypocrites. In our arrogance we have the audacity to question God and ask why America is failing as a nation. At the time when America stood for God; when our children prayed in school; when America prayed as a nation; before we removed God from government; in a time when the parents where parents and the church was the church; before man allowed the anti-Christ to rule; when businesses closed in observance of the Holy Day, when we lived what we professed in God, God stood for America. When we as Americans turn our back on God, how can we expect God to stand for America? God will not stand with a nation that has abandoned him.
Concerning the church, understand judgment begins in the house of God. If we as a church abide in hypocrisy, do we really expect God to operate in the church or to over look willful sin and disobedience? God’s grace reunites us God but God’s grace does not condone willful sin. If the church does not stand for God and walk in the truth, what does the church stand for? What kind of example are we as Americans and as the church in America presenting to unbelievers?
Let us briefly examine the denominational church structure in America. There are many man made doctrines and denominations and in them no one can agree, why? Man has interpreted God’s word into what they think it means and has built a doctrine after these interpretations, after the carnal man and not after the Spirit in truth. A doctrine must be built on the truth of God to be a doctrine of truth, if it is not built on truth it is vanity. If all are to be in agreement, all must walk in the same Spirit of truth.
The carnal mind cannot understand the things of God, God is Spirit. God is one, God’s word is one, the Spirit is one, the church is one and the mind of Christ is one. If the church is to be one in Christ and to abide in unity, the church must pray and seek the face of God, walk in the Spirit and not seek after the face of man. Denominations cannot operate in one mind, or even in one accord, there are different belief structures and as long as there are different beliefs, they will not agree.
How many are in spiritual adultery, worshiping familiar spirits, spirits that are not of God? One example is in this, many have abused God’s word for personal gain, robbing the flock of God counting on the ignorance of the flock for personal gain and building false hope. What sort of spirit do you suppose it is that lies, robs and steals?
We must understand if Satan himself can appear as an angle of light, it is no great thing that his ministers appear as ministers of righteousness. Where are these ministers? Do you know? You will not know if you walk after the flesh, you must have and walk in the Spirit of God and operate in the Spirit of discernment.
Not all have the same spirit, there are many spirits gone out into the world and not all spirits are of God. Many deny Christian principles by their actions while others condone sin and fleshly deeds. How many professed Christians walk after the flesh and not after the Spirit? God operates in the Spirit, not after the flesh. As Paul wrote, there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
How many professed Christians lie, create lies or are living a lie? Today we believe lying is ok, calling it a little white lie? If we are after Christ, we will not lie, the Spirit does not lie, and God does not lie. If we abide in the Spirit of truth, we will always speak the truth. The devil is liar and has been a liar from the beginning; when we lie, who are we serving? A lie is not of God regardless of how innocent we believe it might be.
How many professed Christians truly obey the commandments of God, to love God, to love one another? If we are Christian, we love God, to love God is to obey God and to obey God is to love God and to love one another in Godly love. We must understand we love God by our actions, by what we do in holiness and not by what we say. When we obey God, we submit to God, to God’s word and to God’s way. Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. Jesus did not say, if you love me quote my commandments.
How many homes, households or families are functioning as God instructed by obeying God? The husband has his duty as the head of the house, to love, to teach and cherish his wife. The wife has her duty to submit to her husband and teach the children as God commanded. The husband has his place as the spiritual leader of the house and the wife is to learn from her husband spiritual things. The children have their place and that place does not have authority over the parents.
While yet in the flesh, not after the flesh, the husband has his place to provide for his family and the woman has her place keeping the home and teaching the children. The man has his responsibility and the woman has her responsibility. We cannot give mans responsibility to the woman nor can we give woman’s responsibility to the man. God gave responsibility to each the man and to the woman and that responsibility is not the same.
We in America have departed from God’s established order and have created a nation after our own order. The world has its way and dictates one thing and God has his way as it was established from the beginning. Man was created for God and woman was created for man.
The man is not to follow the woman and the woman is not to lead the man. Men are to be leaders in the home, are to love and cherish his wife, to be faithful and to provide for the home. The wife is to submit to God and to her husband as God commanded. If you are a man of God, you will comply with God’s word. If you are a woman of God, you will comply with God’s word. Both must comply with God and live according to God’s established order as to place things in order.
A conflict between men and women has developed the one trying to prove superiority over the other; this conflict will never be won and should have never been fought. This conflict is outside of God’s will and is in direct disobedience to God. We must understand it is not about the superiority of men or women; it is about our obedience to God.
Our knowledge of God, our intelligence and the fruit we bare are known in our obedience to God. Even Lucifer disobeyed and rebelled against God believing he was above God and fell from his place in heaven. The battle between men and women is a battle of pride and arrogance of which cannot be won and the end result will be as Lucifer’s. You fall and fail with the one you follow in darkness or rise and prevail with the won you obey in the light.
The bottom line is this, it is not about men and women competing; competition carries no weight with God, it is about obeying God. Men and woman must be obedient to God according to God’s word regardless of their personal beliefs, opinions, views or attitude. In the world all things are contrary to God because the world cannot know God. If we abide as the world, the conflict between men and woman will continue, but as followers of Jesus Christ and of God, that conflict will cease because we are not of the world. It is time to know God and obey God and set things in order. Rebellion against God will reap swift and sudden destruction.
We must further understand, God’s grace is equal and shows no partiality to male or female, ethnic group, slave or free, salvation is for all who come to God. However, as long as we are in the flesh we must separate flesh from Spirit. We must walk in the spirit each the male and the female in their proper place as established by God. God has well established and is clear the duties of man and the duties of woman as long as they occupy their fleshly bodies.
Our failure to obey God has created our current society with all the problems, issues, acts of rebellion and chaos; we have become a nation and a society which is far from God. When we attempt to make the flesh of man and the flesh of woman equal, there are things that will be left undone. Both the man and the woman have their place and that place is not the same; there is a place for everything and everything must be in its place. It is time for the man to be responsible and abide in his place and the woman to be responsible and be in her place.
It is time for the children to obey and honor their parents in the Lord and to show respect for others. It is time for parents to take responsibly for their own children. If the man and the woman being parents are irresponsible, who’s minding the children? Why do you suppose we have the problems and issues today with children and teenagers?
It is these same children that physically grow into adulthood but never mature because the parents have failed to teach their children, leaving their children to be raised by a society that has rejected God, to the school system that has eliminated God, to the free babysitting service of the shopping mall or the bowling alley, by others or by day care. Now these same unlearned adults will live in our society and rule our nation tomorrow. Our society is in chaos, and will remain in chaos until we obey God. God is greater than society.
This present generation of adults has been programmed to believe and accept mans word above God’s word thus omitting God, to believe God is a thing of the past. Others say things have changed or that God has changed; some say God’s word has changed and in this to justify their deeds and transgressions toward God. God has not changed; man has changed and omitted God. We cannot look at circumstances and we do not just go with the flow. God is bigger than any issue that we face today as a Christians. If we limit God, where is our faith in God? We must return to God, we must repent; we must obey God in all things, not in the things we pick and choose.
We must understand God’s word has never changed and God’s word will never change, mankind has attempted to change God’s word. If we believe God’s word has changed, when did it change? If God’s word has changed, it was not changed by God and was not altered by God. Mankind continually changes God’s word to suit them selves and has created their own belief structure contrary to God to please man. Mankind has yet to understand, God’s ways are not the ways of man.
America has opened its arms to the world and in receiving the world; America has invited many religions contrary to our founding belief structure of Christianity and that invitation has opened the door for infiltration of government office. Many of these religions are subtly changing our nation from within, from Christianity to another religion. This same religious structure, a structure after the spirit of the anti-Christ, will soon envelop the whole world to include America. It is true, this religion prays to god, but the name of their god is not the God and Father of Jesus Christ. This religious spirit is after their god which is after the spirit of the anti-Christ.
We cannot create a god that suits and satisfies ourselves, there are many man made gods and many religions that have already done this, but there is only one true God and we must worship the one true God in Spirit and in truth. These religions are after man, created by man, for man and not after God.
If America desires to be a Christian nation, America must, even in the midst of turmoil, return to God in all things. We must lay aside our pride and our self-centered arrogance. We must understand the day is at hand when all the arguments within the body of Christ will cease and these arguments will turn toward survival.
Judgment has come to the house of God, judgment has been set and established and judgment is coming to the world. If America chooses to follow the ways of the world, those that follow the world ways will suffer that judgment and the consequences of their own choice. Repent America, repent church and return to God. There is but a remnant of true believers that follow and obey God’s word and Jesus Christ. Become a part of that remnant and live. God’s Grace is waiting; repent and turn to God and live. After considering all this, is America a Christian nation?
Read it, it is in the book.