Sunday, July 4, 2010


Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.  1 Chronicles 16:8

Would  you define an empty bowl as a sugar bowl?  What if you fill it with peanuts? What kind of a bowl is it then?   You see, the kind of bowl it is depends on the contents of the bowl.   I had rather see it as a bowl of sugar than a sugar bowl or as a bowl of peanuts than a peanut bowl.....

What if one third of the bowl is filled with sugar and the other two thirds is filled with peanuts....Now, is it a bowl of sugar or a bowl of peanuts?  I think that it is a bowl of peanuts with some sugar in it.....

The question posed in the title of this blog asks whether or not the United States of America is a Christian Nation?  What do you think?
Now before we go there, let me pose another question.....Is the United States even a nation?

Do geographic boundries define a nation or do geographic boundries define a country?  what about the Nation of Islam?  What about the Jewish Nation?   Islam defines the boundries of it's Nation as the entire world.  There are Islamic countries but their Nation has no boundries....The Jews have always been a Nation, but was only  able to reestablish  a geographiclly defined country after the 1948 war...   The Christians have had a Nation for nearly 2000 years since they were first called Christians in Antioch.
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 So the United States of America is not a nation .  it is a country.  That being the case,  let's pose the question for the third time...Is the country of the United States a Christian country?

 I hope it is, but I am not sure.....Let's use the analogy of the sugar bowl that we started with. What is the "Bowl" filled with?   Well, we know that it is filled with just about every nationality, creed, color and religion in the world...If the majority of them are Christian, then we are a Christian country.    So are we?  I don't know.  To find out, you would have to count all of the Christians.  And before you can do that, you will have to define "Christian". 

Oh my,  my brain is tired!  So I am going to let you decide.  Is the United States Of America a Christian country or not?

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chdronicles 7:14

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1 comment:

  1. Keep on making us think - my brain needs the excercise! p