We live under the spell that our nation is intrinsically “Christian” in that anything we do or don’t do is, by its nature, a deeply “Christ-Like” decision.
This gives political leaders the authority to deceive the citizens of such a nation into accepting any war, any program, any agenda, and injustice under the guise of “God’s will”.
This makes our nation not only deeply “non-Christian” but places our new motto as “one nation above God” since we have elevated ourselves as the decision-makers for the Divine. This is because we are deluded into the belief that as long as we say a scripted “prayer” before a meeting, God will co-sign whatever is decided in said meeting.
But the New Testament provides a prophetic rupture to this line of thinking. Not only are Christians given a summons to end ‘in/out’ group mentalities, but also we are actually told that what is and is not of God depends instead on what is like that of Love. If we were ever a “Christian” nation, which I am entirely skeptical of, we certainly aren’t now. The hidden Social Darwinism that lies underneath the consumer-capitalistic economy, making grace a distant fantasy, is very divisive and non-love centric.
Not only is there a division between America and other nations as in we’re “in” and they’re “out”, but it’s actually gotten much worse than that. Now many are under the impression that one party in our bi-partisan disaster is more, or even worse, the only, “Christian” party. This is sad because both have sold out to the empirical idols to a large extent. And, despite which candidate is actually the best for our nation, if either, many will only vote for one party because the other has been so demonized that we refuse to even entertain the idea that they could be an appropriate candidate. This is a classic example of a scapegoat, the anti-Gospel.
So what constitutes a Christian nation and why do we want one? I’m personally tired of the empire using the décor of Christ to promote the opposite of his message. In closing I will say, with all the confidence in the world, there will not be any American flags in the Kingdom of God. With that said, Christianity knows no nationalism, and whatever political convictions you personally share, please stop masquerading them as “God’s will”.