I was on the radio the other day and an older lady called in to voice concerns about the state of our society. She said we had left the Bible behind, going on to list some of the areas where America is not in agreement with “the Standard.” She said:
“We took prayer out of the public schools…” Well, prayers to a generic god don’t do much good anyway. No big loss there.
“We are killing our unborn children” For which God is judging us.
“We are going to allow homosexuals to marry.” There is the judgment of God I was talking about.
“We cannot say the pledge of allegiance to the flag any more.” Ummm…
Here is an interesting report from WorldPublicOpinion.org. On page 29 of the PDF document you will find this graphic:
OK. I live in the South. Down here Proud to Be an American is sung as offertory. Like the dear lady from the radio, we just know that America is God’s country and we are His special people. But are these numbers accurate? Only 6%!!!
I don’t think you can find America in the Bible (apologies to the Van Impes) anymore than you can find an admonition to say the pledge. I do find that King Jesus has moved your citizenship. While you may be an American, British or Iranian passport holder your loyalties to country are carried out under the Lordship of Christ.
Phil 3:20But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
Do you think of yourself as primarily a Christian?