Is America A Christian Nation?

Is America A Christian Nation?

I, like many of you, felt insulted and outraged when President Obama declared to the world that America was not a Christian nation. It was a very sobering slap in the face to me.

Upon further reflection I see that he is at least partially correct. Our government is made up of individuals who are elected by popular vote. The candidates who are voted into office represent beliefs of the voters. If our democratically elected leader says we are not a Christian nation, then what he says must be supported by the majority of the voters.

In the end, it does not matter what label you put on our nation. What matters is the heart of the citizens. If we focus on becoming a nation of Christians, over time our democratically-elected leadership will come to reflect those Christian values.

American Christians must care more about reaching our lost neighbors, co-workers, and friends than anything else. It is so easy to focus on our political issues like the health care system, the attempts to socialize this country, and the impact of increased debt. I completely agree that these things are worthy of much concern. The key is to constantly hold them up beside the ultimate goal of reaching the lost for Christ. That will help us to keep our perspective.

When America is full of authentic, sincere Christians who vote based on Biblical values, it follows that Christian candidates will rise up and be voted in. When our leaders look to the Bible for wisdom rather than their own understanding, our problems will work themselves out.

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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14

This passage is speaking of the nation of Israel at the time of Solomon. I pray that it also speaks of the United States of America in the year 2011. God Bless the USA!