The United States Is No Longer A Christian Nation
October 27, 2003
It is my firm belief by empirical observation and through the research of the history of this country that the United States of America is no longer a Christian nation.
Nevertheless, with that said I still believe strongly that God has spared the complete destruction of this country because he desires His people to have the freedom to share about Jesus Christ before it is too late.
Just look at the headlines over the past few months to see evidence of a secular society improperly trampling on the rights of Christians to be engaged in the public arena.
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore fought to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments on display in the court's rotunda. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will determine if the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance are unconstitutional.
These examples and many others are evidences that the United States is no longer a Christian nation.
It is an irrefutable fact that this country was founded on the principles of God by people who lived their lives for Jesus Christ. In other words, many of them were Christians.
In fact, the vast majority of people who lived in the United States at its inception could be described as Christians.
As a result, the people of this country put God first, read about the love and grace of Jesus Christ and relied heavily on the inspired, inerrant Word of God for THE truth on every area of life. And God poured out His blessings on them for it.
How long has it been since the people of America could be described in this way?
Let's look at some more evidence that this country is no longer a Christian nation.
Although the barbaric partial-birth abortion procedure will soon be outlawed by the signature of President George W. Bush, there are still close to 2 million other babies who are being slaughtered at the altar of sacrifice by people who allege to favor a woman's right to choose what to do with her own body what she wants.
Nevermind that the baby has a right to be born as much as the mother did when she was birthed. The mother's choice came when she decided to have sex with someone she did not want to have a baby with. The subsequent baby that comes from such a relationship is the consequence of the actions of the individuals involved. THAT was her CHOICE!
And how about the spread of radical homosexuality in the United States? No longer do gay people quietly come "out of the closet." Now they kick the door down and dare anyone to stop them from spreading their filthy lifestyle with the rest of society. What they need to do is CLEAN UP their closets rather than coming out of them!
What about the exploitation of sex in the United States? God's greatest gift to married couples has been stripped of all manner of decency and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Pornographic images abound and are readily available to anyone, anywhere.
Speaking of marriage, the all-out assault on a man and woman uniting in holy matrimony by those who believe it is "old-fashioned" is despicable. Let's get one thing straight (no pun intended): Gay people CANNOT and WILL NOT have the right to be married or enter into legal unions legally as a federally approved and recognized couple in the United States of America. If that happens, then God help us all.
All of these are evidences of a society that has totally rejected God in their lives. How soon we forget the source of the blessings we enjoy!
How did this Christian nation transform into an overtly secular one? When did it happen? Why did it happen?
One theory I believe greatly impacted the spiritual condition of this country is the influence of scores of new immigrants to this country since 1900. Each of them brought their own religious beliefs to the United States. Some of those immigrants did not believe in Jehovah God and His Son Jesus Christ. Therefore, they rejected any such teachings about Him.
Another theory, and the most likely explanation of the current condition our society is in, is that the Christian church has stood on the sidelines of the social debate since the 1960s. Also, God's truth on issues such as abortion, homosexuality, unmarried sex, etc. has not been preached against often enough in the pulpits of America's churches.
As I have written about previously, churches have become more of a social gathering place than where believers get strengthened and non-believers can find the free gift of salvation that comes from Jesus Christ.
Sadly, even people who profess to be Christians today would much rather ignore the problems of the world and stay in the comfort of their church and their Christian culture.
But God wants Christians to be bold and proclaim His Good News to the world. While there are some doing that, most Christians are not. It is time for Christians to stand up for what they believe and tell others about what God has done for them.
I realize having a piece of rock with the Ten Commandments on it or saying the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance aren't going to make us a Christian nation again.
The only way this country can ever be described as a Christian nation again is to convict those who profess to be Christians to live genuine lives for God and to share with others about the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Unfortunately, most of the past two generations born have never even stepped foot in a church building. They do not attend Sunday morning services and they do not watch Christian television or listen to Christian radio.
The direct exposure given to cults such as Mormonism, Scientology, Islam and New Age make it difficult for the message of Jesus Christ to be heard. That is why Christians should use the same tactics of these cults by advertising on mainstream television, radio, newspapers and magazines.
Christians should make efforts to influence the culture through music, movies and the Internet as well. Although efforts are being made in those areas, so much more could be done.
Don't misunderstand me when I say that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. I am confident that the will of God will still prevail in the end as He promised. Jesus will be returning for His people someday.
In the last days, there will be many opportunities to tell people the Jesus died for their sins on a cross because He loved them. Christians need to be confident in their faith and be unafraid to share the love of Jesus with others.
While the United States is no longer a Christian nation, His people can and will be used to carry out His ultimate mission for the people of the world.
There will be some people reading this who say that the United States was NEVER a Christian nation. While there were some practices of the Founding Fathers that can be described as ungodly, such as slavery, that does not mean they were not Christians. Additionally, I am well aware that not all of the Founding Fathers were Christians.
Regardless, the fact is that the majority of people living in the United States for the first two centuries of its existence believed in God and His Son Jesus Christ.
But in 2003, that is no longer true.