We’ve heard the question, are we a Christian nation anymore?
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2.
Chemical weapons attack in Syria.
ISIS attacking two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt.
North Korea becoming more of a menace and a threat.
The world seems to be on fire, but the fact of the matter is throughout history, evil has existed in the world and if there is a God, where is He?
When I was a teenager, I hated history. Memorizing dates, battles, governments, who cares.
But serving four years in the United States Marine Corps and visiting sites like Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, Japan and Cubic Point, Phillipines, history became more interesting to me. I would argue that we fail to fully educate our youth on the history of this great nation and the many conflicts throughout history.
For most of society, the greatest book on the history of mankind, the Holy Bible, lies in a drawer, its cover never cracked, except to write family names.
Are we a Christian nation anymore?
“Later as they were eating, Jesus appeared to the eleven and rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.…” Mark 6: 14-16
I believe we are, but the secularization of our society threatens the very foundation of that bedrock. Many Christians who walk through this life and encounter God and his Holy Spirit along the way, regardless of when that happens, can testify that God is indeed alive and well today.
I also believe the reason America is so blessed today is because we are a beacon of the gospel and it was God’s will to establish this country to do just what Mark’s verses dictate, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
World War I, World War II, fear grips the recesses of our soul that we are sliding into an abyss.
This Holy Week, the subject of this blog post is not politically correct, but I believe it points to the victory that can be ours at any time, through any trial. The key is in not demanding our own control over our life, after all our sinful nature keeps us from knowing exactly what is God’s perfect will, but putting our total faith into God’s son, Jesus Christ, and surrendering to the spiritual nature of God’s Kingdom through the Holy Spirit.
This week, we need to reaffirm God’s presence in America’s history, though there are vast disagreements among many of God’s people, we have to understand that free will is still a commodity that God chose not to take away from us.
I believe God is building an army of believers to fight back against the despair of a secular society. It begins with individuals being open to God’s work in their individual lives.
This Easter, or anytime, God also offers another commodity.
His forgiving grace if we but believe in the power of the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
If we embrace this for ourselves, regardless of what happens in the future in an evil world, we will find the ability to resist the conformity of this world and allow the spirit within us to sustain us, until we complete our journey here on earth.
May God bless you and may God continue to bless America.