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Father, we pray that You would protect our nation's Christian history. Restore Christianity in America, God, and encourage our leaders to honor our founders' vision.

These days, many are arguing about America’s Christian identity. Was America Christian at its founding. Is it Christian today?

From The Daily Signal. To say the founding of the United States reflects biblical Christianity is to state the obvious.

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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution incorporated many fundamental precepts of the  Reformation, and these precepts long have been recognized by American statesmen and jurists.

From overt assertions that people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” and are entitled to the liberties of “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” to the more subtle acknowledgement of the birth of Jesus Christ in Article VII of the Constitution, biblical Christianity was absolutely central to the American founding.

What’s more, 46 states explicitly mention God in their own constitutions, according to a report from Pew Research Center. 

Clearly, Christianity remains central to our national character today.

Such observations ought not be controversial, but saying what is true can get you in big trouble these days. In this instance, the media outlet Politico is sounding alarms over some Republicans self-describing as Christian nationalists, while others are talking about formally declaring the United States to be a Christian nation.

Calling America a Christian nation today might be debatable; a 2021 poll by Pew found that the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christian fell to 63%, down from 78% in 2007.

But our national founding and ongoing civic philosophy are unquestionably Christian. President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, said it most succinctly in observing, “America was born a Christian nation.”

Wilson is by no means alone in his recognition of the Christian roots of America and the absolute necessity of biblical Christianity in the United States.

President Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, said: “The teachings of the Bible are so interwoven and entwined with our whole civic and social life that it would be literally impossible for us to figure to ourselves what that life would be if these teachings were removed.”

President Herbert Hoover, a fellow Republican, echoed Roosevelt by saying: “The whole inspiration of our civilization springs from the teachings of Christ and the lessons of the prophets. To read the Bible for these fundamentals is a necessity of American life.”

President Harry Truman’s observations of the importance of the Bible to America stretch back to the Old Testament.

“The fundamental basis of this nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul,” Truman, a Democrat, said.

The House of Representatives was clear in its declaration of the American character. A House Resolution from May 1854 stated: “The belief of our people in the pure doctrines and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ” was vital to the American system of government.

Presidents, members of Congress, Supreme Court justices, and many others long have recognized the role of the Bible and Christianity in the United States, both in terms of the nation’s founding and its continuation as a global beacon of liberty.

So why is it that in 2022, some are denying history and encouraging their fellow Americans to forsake our national legacy?

It’s no secret that a lot of people want an American future that is radically different from its past and present. The 1619 Projectcritical race theory, and other vehicles that are built from the ground up to revile the United States and its founding are symptomatic of a deep enmity toward our nation. But these attacks also validate the truth of Christianity’s powerful influence on society, both here and across the world.

Biblical Christianity enshrines liberty and informs good government. Adherents of Marxism, socialism, communism, and other authoritarian structures know this too. They are well aware that the imposition of tyranny is far more difficult when the society they seek to subjugate believes in the truths of biblical Christianity.

That is why the political Left and its acolytes are so focused in their slander of the faith. The marginalization and destruction of Christianity is the necessary precursor to forcing despotism on Americans.

To claim that declaring America a Christian nation amounts to the establishment of a state religion is silly. If people of other faiths wish to live here in peace, they are and always have been welcomed and protected in the practice of their faith; the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of religion is an outgrowth of the Reformation.

But America and its founding don’t cease to be Christian just because a small number of political and cultural elites cast themselves as deniers of history.

Today’s attacks on Christianity are not new. They’ve been going on since the first century and will continue apace, just as Jesus Christ told his disciples. Today, these assaults are being propelled into our political discourse and only will increase.

Christians, indeed Americans of all faiths, must not permit the whitewashing of our history and the continued erosion of the liberties articulated in biblical Christianity.

Is America a Christian nation? Share your thoughts, prayers, and scriptures below.

(Used with permission. From The Daily Signal. Photo Credit: Canva)

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Charlene
October 3, 2022

Fathr, we ask forgivness as Christians-we let a multitude of things distract us from talking and praying with you. Help us focus on you and your concerns. Draw the people of our nation to you. We pray for the many struggles going on in our country. We come against Satan’s work in our country in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Ellen Hoffman
September 26, 2022

Oh Lord, we are living in a post Christian nation. Forgive us, Your Church! Give us Your people the desire to have a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith! (1Tim. 1:5). With this Lord we will learn to be loving. A people after Your own heart. Starting the transformation from the inside out! God bring a revival to our nation, Please! Break our hearts for what breaks Yours. Lead us not into temptation, and deliver us from evil! We need You now, more than ever. Help us to become harvesters! In the precious name of Jesus, I sincerely ask.

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MG
September 25, 2022

Father may Your work in this nation and every nation be magnified. May the people if this nation declare the land, resources, pots, pans, and people as Holy to the Lord, in Jesus name.

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xavier owino
September 25, 2022

Jesus said that his kingdom is not of this world. America is of the world as are all other nations, regardless of who the religious majority are. The only entity for whom it is safe to claim the Christian identity is the church. That the history of church and state union has not been positive says much

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Carol A.
September 25, 2022

I remember when President Obama said in a speech that America is no longer a Christian nation. My spirit rejected that statement then, and I reject it even now. We as Christians all across this great land need to pray as never before, humble ourselves before the Lord, ask His forgiveness, and seek His face. Then the Lord will hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land! (1st Chron. 7:14) We need a third Great Awakening!

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    xavier owino
    September 25, 2022

    Obama was right. America is multireligious, i.e Christian,muslim,jewish non religious. etc and that identity is intensifying with time. The dominance of Christianity is not the same as it used to be in earlier years. That should not even surprise us as bible predicts it: in the last days shall come dangerous times…. People will not be lovers of God but lovers of self, money etc. Don’t we see that already? Bible also predicts it will be like the days of Noah. In the days of Noah the majority were unbelievers. Also the path that leads to damnation always have the majority while few find the path to life. So Obama was simply stating a bible truth, though perhaps unconsciously. The most painful part though is that those identifying as Christians sometimes outdo the unbelievers in ungodliness. In the Trump era believers were all too willing to join in Trump’s lies (eg election denialism)

    xavier owino
    September 25, 2022

    Obama was right. America is multireligious, i.e Christian,muslim,jewish non religious. etc and that identity is intensifying with time. The dominance of Christianity is not the same as it used to be in earlier years. That should not even surprise us as bible predicts it: in the last days shall come dangerous times…. People will not be lovers of God but lovers of self, money etc. Don’t we see that already? Bible also predicts it will be like the days of Noah. In the days of Noah the majority were unbelievers. Also the path that leads to damnation always have the majority while few find the path to life. So Obama was simply stating a bible truth, though perhaps unconsciously. The most painful part though is that those identifying as Christians sometimes outdo the unbelievers in ungodliness. In the Trump era believers were all too willing to join in Trump’s lies (eg election denialism) and still do. (false Trump prophets). This shows that what is needed more is not America to come back to Christianity (which probably will never happen) but for the church to come back to Christianity. Jesus is coming back for church, not America or other earthly nations

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Justice R.
September 25, 2022

Yes; and she always has been, from her underpinnings and beginnings: from the covenant we made at Cape Henry (which still stands in Heaven), through the sins of our nation (which are many), through the shed Blood of Yeshua Messiah/ Jesus Christ (and the Mercy Seat which Father God looks toward throughout all of our sin). And we are NOW- because of a believing and praying, rising remnant. And we will continue to be a Nation that is covered by The Lamb of God- included in His Sheepfold of Nations. And I believe will be a leader of nations in the millennial reign of Christ with Israel. “He who is forgiven little, loves little”. Well, we have been forgiven much. We shall love much in the Name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit…
Thank you dear God for your Mercy, Truth, and Love.
We honor, and worship you, and we love you… forever and ever. Amen

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JOHN MAYOR
September 25, 2022

“Our nation needs to take a serious look at the state of mental health today. Sometimes meds can be the problem. America is failing our youngest generations from decades of rejecting good moral values and teachings. We don’t need more gun control. We need to return to God.” – Republican Representative, Marjorie Taylor Greene
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Very interesting sentiments, Ms Marjorie Taylor Greene!… and here’s God’s View of and on the matter…
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For God so Loved the WORLD (not just a then yet to be formed U.S.A.!), that he gave his only begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [KJV, John 3: 16]
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So much for Christian Nationalism!… let alone, “American Christian Nationalism”! It would appear that some are about, “Christian Revisionism”!… and lack humility!
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With regard to the PSEUDOCHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE REACTION to the Godless, generally, and their profferings (and those of their supporters… e.g., the said, ‘Christian Right-wing GOP’!)”, that THESE have a “DEVINE/ SACROSANCT DISPENSATION (one BLESSED BY GOD!… AND YEA, A DISPENSATION AT THE HEART OF THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST– leaving aside, for the moment, those claiming a ‘SACROSANCT HUMAN RIGHT [in deference to the non-Christian Humanist Members of the GOP]’!)” to bare arms in defense of themselves and of the said downtrodden of the world (e.g., against the Godless, and the Godless-like!), such a defense– I put– is S̲U̲S̲P̲E̲C̲T̲! And begs the question:… “IS THEIR ‘DEVINE POSTURE’ AND ‘DEFENSIVE POSITION’ JUSTIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST?” Well, let us examine (i.e., those who profess Christ… but, etc.!) a few further New Testament passages, to find out!
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In Matthew Chapter 05, Verse 38, Christ states: “You’ve heard that it’s been said: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, THAT YOU NOT RESIST (NOT PHYSI̲C̲L̲Y̲ CONTEND WITH!) EVIL: WHOSOEVER SHALL HIT YOU ON ONE CHEEK, TURN TO THAT ONE, ALSO, THE OTHER.” And in Matthew C. 10, v. 16, Christ states, “Be aware!… I send you out AS SHEEP, in the midst of wolves; therefore, be as wise as serpents, B̲U̲T̲ H̲A̲R̲M̲L̲E̲S̲S̲ A̲S̲ D̲O̲V̲E̲S̲.”
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Next, the following is a question put to Christ from a Pharisaic lawyer… in an attempt to catch Jesus in some act of pompous pontification, and religious sophistry! In Matthew, Chapter 22, Verse 36, the Pharisaic lawyer, asks: “Master, which is the GREAT COMMANDMENT in the Law?”; V37) Jesus said unto him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND”; V38) “THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT”; V39) “AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT… ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR, AS YOURSELF'”; V40) “ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS, H̲A̲N̲G̲ A̲L̲L̲ T̲H̲E̲ L̲A̲W̲, A̲N̲D̲ T̲H̲E̲ P̲R̲O̲P̲H̲E̲T̲S̲!”
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Next, are the words of Paul to the Ephesians concerning the Christian’s “physi̲c̲ struggle (specifically!)” with evil. In Ephesians, C. 6, v. 12, Paul declares: “F̲O̲R̲ W̲E̲ W̲R̲E̲S̲T̲L̲E̲ N̲O̲T̲ A̲G̲A̲I̲N̲S̲T̲ F̲L̲E̲S̲H̲ A̲N̲D̲ B̲L̲O̲O̲D̲; BUT, AGAINST: PRINCIPALITIES, POWERS, THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD AND SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.”
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Next, in advance of Christ’s anticipated sojourn to the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus sought to convey an important message to His entourage… but, also, to all others who would subsequently bear witness to this message (then and in the future) about the error of physi̲c̲l̲y̲ resisting/ contending with evil, in an effort to vanquish it! And in His preparation, set in motion the ensuing means, whereby, His message to be told, could be made manifest!
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And so, in the Book of Luke, Chapter 22, Verse 36, Christ states to His entourage:… “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it… and likewise, a knapsack! And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak, and buy one (a sword!)”; V37) “For I tell you, that this Scripture must be fulfilled in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.'” “For what is written about Me, has its fulfilment”; V38) And they said (those, with Christ!): “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And He (Jesus!) said to them: “It is enough”; V39) And when Jesus came out, He went (as was His custom!) to the Mount of Olives; and His disciples followed Him.
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Subsequently, and upon completion of His efforts in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus stood ready to confront the evil advancing upon Him and His followers. In Matthew, Chapter 26, Verse 46, Jesus commands: “Rise, let us be going. See… My betrayer is at hand”; V47) While He was still speaking, Judas came (one of the original twelve disciples)… and with him, a great crowd… with swords and clubs… from the Chief Priests, to the elders of the people; V48) Now the betrayer had given them (those with Judas!) a sign; and saying to them (those with Judas): “The one I will kiss is the man… seize Him”; V49) And he came up to Jesus, at once, and said: “Greetings Rabbi!”… and he (Judas!) kissed Him; V50) Jesus said to him: “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they (those with Judas!) came up, and laid hands on Jesus… and seized Him; V51) And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, drew his sword (Simon [and Peter]… see, John 18: 10), and struck the servant of the High Priest… cutting off his ear; V52) Then Jesus said to the one who drew the sword (Peter!): “PUT YOUR SWORD BACK INTO ITS PLACE. F̲O̲R̲ A̲L̲L̲ W̲H̲O̲ U̲S̲E̲ T̲H̲E S̲W̲O̲R̲D̲ W̲I̲L̲L̲ P̲E̲R̲I̲S̲H̲ B̲Y̲ T̲H̲E̲ S̲W̲O̲R̲D̲”; V53) “DO YOU THINK THAT I CAN’T APPEAL TO MY FATHER?… WHO WILL, AT ONCE, SEND ME MORE THAN TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS!”; V54) “BUT HOW THEN SHALL THE SCRIPTURES BE FULFILLED?”… THAT THUS, IT MUST BE SO (i.e., that the prophesized events should happen in the manner as were prophesized!… See, Luke 22)?”
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An interesting response to His disciples– to say the least!… and after having compelled them to buy, and to bring the weapons in the first place! And!… at a time of the greatest physi̲c̲ threat to the life of Christ!… that would lead to His very crucifixion! But– as it turned out– to teach them (and, all who would eventually receive these actions and words!), some important lessons:… VENGEANCE IS GOD’S PREROGATIVE– NOT MAN’S!; VENGEANCE IS NOT THE RESERVE OF THOSE CLAIMING CHRIST; AND, VENGEANCE IS NOT TO BE METED OUT IN THIS WORLD– AT THIS TIME! And!… Jesus adds an additional reinforcement, in the Book of John…
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In John, Chapter 18, Verse 36, Jesus Christ declared: “MY KINGDOM I̲S̲ ̲N̲O̲T̲ OF THIS WORLD: IF MY KINGDOM WERE OF THIS WORLD, THEN WOULD MY SERVANTS FIGHT (and I will add here, when Judas and his gang met Christ!)’, THAT I SHOULD NOT BE DELIVERED TO THE JEWS: BUT NOW IS MY KINGDOM N̲O̲T̲ FROM HENCE!…”
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Once again, so much for Christian Nationalism!… let alone, “American Christian Nationalism”!… and, so much for a Right vs. Left “Christian Politi̲c̲ Perspective”!
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In other words, THE SERVANTS OF JESUS WERE NOT TO PHYSI̲C̲L̲Y̲ RESIST EVIL!… EITHER TO SAVE CHRIST, OR THEMSELVES!… AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, WERE COMMANDED BY JESUS NOT TO DO SO!
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And so, are “WE (who profess Christ!)” to adopt the view… today!… that THIS WORLD (the world that Christ declared was NOT His Kingdom!), IS TO BE MADE HIS KINGDOM (AND OUR KINGDOM!) THROUGH BLOODSHED (AND THROUGH SUCH DEVICES AS N̲U̲C̲L̲E̲A̲R̲ W̲E̲A̲P̲O̲N̲S̲!)? AND, AS IF CHRIST’S SECOND COMING, AND HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM, H̲A̲D̲ A̲L̲R̲E̲A̲D̲Y̲ A̲R̲R̲I̲V̲E̲D̲!
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And further… and in a perverse– SATANIC-BACKED!– attempt to subvert the simple story of the AGAPE LOVE of Jesus Christ for God, and for mankind, the ensuing Bible passages are often cited as some kind of “DEVINE SUPPORT” for the position, that “CHRISTIANS” should “BATTLE EVIL THROUGH THE FLESH”!
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In Matthew 10 we read:…
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34) “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35) For I have come to turn…
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“‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
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36) a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.'” [NIV]
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Now, why do you think Jesus Christ… the most peaceful soul who ever lived!… would utter the abovenoted words (see also, Luke 12)?
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Well, the answer is very simple!… when an individual has come to know the Lord, and has accepted the presence of His Holy Spirit, “certain souls” within a household who do not know the Lord– and who, more importantly, are living in opposition to God’s Holy Spirit!– will manifest resistance to God’s Holy Spirit and truth! And so and thus, without the TRUTH, THERE CAN BE NO– AND SHOULD BE NO!– PEACE! And the “SWORD” that Jesus Christ is referring to, is, THE (S)WORD OF TRUTH!… and not– as some suggest!– AN ACTUAL SWORD! And on this point, I would have you note the following…
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In John, Chapter 15, Verse 13, Christ states: “GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE, THAN THIS: THAT ONE LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE, FOR ONE’S FRIENDS!”
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The questions to be asked here, are these: “Is the laying down of one’s life for one’s friends (AS A CHRISTIAN!), the same as T̲A̲K̲I̲N̲G̲ T̲H̲E̲ L̲I̲F̲E̲ O̲F̲ A̲N̲O̲T̲H̲E̲R̲ O̲R̲ O̲F̲ O̲T̲H̲E̲R̲S̲, I̲N̲ O̲N̲E̲’̲S̲ D̲E̲F̲E̲N̲S̲E̲ O̲F̲ O̲N̲E̲’̲S̲ F̲R̲I̲E̲N̲D̲S̲?”… “And, if so, how can/ does such a parity remain CONSISTENT with the totality of the CLEAR teachings, of Jesus Christ?”
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Simply put, given all of the aforenoted Scriptures (and those unstated!), there can be ONLY ONE INTERPRETATION of/ for John, Chapter 15, Verse 13… and that is: “OUR ‘LAYING DOWN’ OF ONE’S LIFE FOR OUR FRIENDS– I.E., AS A TRUE CHRISTIAN, AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD!– MUST BE IN THE MANNER OF JESUS CHRIST (I.E., W̲I̲T̲H̲O̲U̲T̲ T̲H̲E̲ S̲H̲E̲D̲D̲I̲N̲G̲ O̲F̲ T̲H̲E̲ B̲L̲O̲O̲D̲ O̲F̲ A̲N̲Y̲ O̲T̲H̲E̲R̲!)!”
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Nevertheless!… if we– as professing Christians!– have behaved violently in defense of a friend, we have Jesus Christ as our propitiation for our sin… i.e., upon our repentance of our respective impassioned thoughtless act! Otherwise, we invite God’s wrath!… A̲N̲D̲ C̲E̲R̲T̲A̲I̲N̲ J̲U̲D̲G̲E̲M̲E̲N̲T̲, A̲N̲D̲ R̲E̲T̲R̲I̲B̲U̲T̲I̲O̲N̲!
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IN MATTHEW 7:21-23, WE READ:… 21) “NOT EVERYONE WHO SAYS TO ME, ‘LORD, LORD,’ WILL ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN WILL ENTER.” 22) “MANY WILL SAY TO ME ON THAT DAY (I.E., AND, IN PARTICULAR!… ON THE DAY THAT PROFESSING CHRISTIANS WILL STAND BEFORE GOD– FIRST!– AND GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR COMMISSIONS AND/ OR OMISSIONS!):… ‘LORD, LORD!… DID NOT WE P̲R̲O̲P̲H̲E̲S̲Y̲ IN YOUR NAME, AND IN YOUR NAME C̲A̲S̲T̲ O̲U̲T̲ D̲E̲M̲O̲N̲S̲, AND IN YOUR NAME P̲E̲R̲F̲O̲R̲M̲E̲D̲ M̲A̲N̲Y̲ M̲I̲R̲A̲C̲L̲E̲S̲ (AND I’LL ADD HERE:… ‘…AND IN YOUR NAME, P̲E̲R̲F̲O̲R̲M̲E̲D̲ M̲A̲N̲Y̲ A̲C̲T̲S̲ O̲F̲ W̲A̲R̲’)?'” 23) “AND THEN I WILL DECLARE TO THEM:… ‘I̲ N̲E̲V̲E̲R̲ K̲N̲E̲W̲ Y̲O̲U̲; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE L̲A̲W̲L̲E̲S̲S̲N̲E̲S̲S̲ (i.e., L̲O̲V̲E̲L̲E̲S̲S̲N̲E̲S̲S̲!).'” [NIV]
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IN OTHER WORDS, THERE’LL BE MANY WHO WILL HAVE SHOWN “S̲I̲G̲N̲S̲” OF HAVING FOLLOWED GOD… AND TRUTH! BUT WHO– I̲N̲ R̲E̲A̲L̲I̲T̲Y̲!– N̲E̲V̲E̲R̲ K̲N̲E̲W̲ G̲O̲D̲!… NEVER ACCEPTED GOD’S TRUE WORD!… AND NEVER ACCEPTED THE A̲G̲A̲P̲E̲ L̲O̲V̲E̲ OF HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON! AND YEA– AND INDEED!– WILL BE REVEALED AS DESTROYERS OF THOSE WHO WERE FAITHFUL TO THAT LOVE!
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Terrorists, and Terrorism A̲R̲E̲N̲’T̲ “THE PROBLEM”!… A̲R̲E̲N̲’T̲ OUR “CHRISTIAN MILITARY TARGETS”! They’ve never been “THE PROBLEM”!… nor, will they ever be “THE PROBLEM”!
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“THE PROBLEM”, dear readers, is S̲I̲N̲!… AND, IN PARTICULAR, T̲H̲E̲ L̲A̲C̲K̲ O̲F̲ T̲H̲E̲ A̲G̲A̲P̲E̲ L̲O̲V̲E̲ O̲F̲ J̲E̲S̲U̲S̲ C̲H̲R̲I̲S̲T̲ (WITHIN WHOMEVER AND WHEREVER)! AND UNLESS THIS L̲O̲V̲E̲L̲E̲S̲S̲N̲E̲S̲S̲ IS ADDRESSED, T̲H̲E̲R̲E̲’S̲ N̲O̲ H̲O̲P̲E̲ F̲O̲R̲ A̲ R̲E̲S̲O̲L̲V̲E̲ T̲O̲ T̲H̲E̲ V̲I̲O̲L̲E̲N̲C̲E̲ I̲N̲ T̲H̲E̲ W̲O̲R̲L̲D̲ T̲O̲D̲A̲Y̲! A̲N̲D̲, N̲O̲ W̲E̲A̲P̲O̲N̲ W̲I̲L̲L̲ E̲F̲F̲E̲C̲T̲ A̲N̲ E̲N̲D̲ T̲O̲ T̲H̲I̲S̲ L̲A̲C̲K̲, E̲X̲C̲E̲P̲T̲, T̲H̲E̲ “̲W̲E̲A̲P̲O̲N̲ O̲F̲ T̲H̲E̲ S̲P̲I̲R̲I̲T̲ O̲F̲ G̲O̲D̲” W̲I̲T̲H̲I̲N̲ T̲H̲E̲ B̲E̲L̲I̲E̲V̲E̲R̲… R̲E̲C̲E̲I̲V̲E̲D̲, A̲F̲T̲E̲R̲U̲P̲O̲N̲ T̲H̲E̲ B̲E̲L̲I̲E̲F̲ I̲N̲ T̲H̲E̲ D̲E̲A̲T̲H̲ A̲N̲D̲ R̲E̲S̲U̲R̲R̲E̲C̲T̲I̲O̲N̲ O̲F̲ J̲E̲S̲U̲S̲ C̲H̲R̲I̲S̲T̲!
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T̲H̲E̲R̲E̲’L̲L̲ B̲E̲ N̲O̲ J̲U̲S̲T̲I̲F̲I̲C̲A̲T̲I̲O̲N̲ B̲Y̲ G̲O̲D̲ F̲O̲R̲ T̲H̲O̲S̲E̲ W̲H̲O̲ P̲R̲O̲F̲E̲S̲S̲ C̲H̲R̲I̲S̲T̲… A̲N̲D̲ W̲H̲O̲’̲V̲E̲ B̲E̲E̲N̲ C̲O̲N̲V̲I̲C̲T̲E̲D̲ O̲F̲ T̲H̲E̲ T̲R̲U̲T̲H̲ O̲F̲ T̲H̲E̲ M̲E̲S̲S̲A̲G̲E̲ O̲F̲ G̲O̲D̲’̲S̲ L̲O̲V̲E̲!… F̲O̲R̲ T̲H̲E̲I̲R̲ H̲A̲V̲I̲N̲G A̲B̲A̲N̲D̲O̲N̲E̲D̲ T̲H̲I̲S̲ M̲E̲S̲S̲A̲G̲E̲, A̲N̲D̲ T̲H̲E̲ W̲O̲R̲K̲ W̲R̲O̲U̲G̲H̲T̲ B̲Y̲ J̲E̲S̲U̲S̲ C̲H̲R̲I̲S̲T̲, T̲H̲A̲T̲/̲ W̲H̲I̲C̲H̲ C̲O̲M̲P̲E̲L̲S̲ C̲H̲R̲I̲S̲T̲I̲A̲N̲S̲ T̲O̲ C̲O̲N̲T̲I̲N̲U̲E̲ I̲N̲ L̲O̲V̲E̲ T̲O̲W̲A̲R̲D̲ E̲A̲C̲H̲ O̲T̲H̲E̲R̲– A̲N̲D̲, Y̲E̲A̲, T̲O̲W̲A̲R̲D̲ T̲H̲E̲ W̲O̲R̲L̲D̲!– R̲E̲G̲A̲R̲D̲L̲E̲S̲S̲ O̲F̲ T̲H̲E̲ E̲V̲I̲L̲S̲ C̲O̲N̲F̲R̲O̲N̲T̲I̲N̲G̲ T̲H̲E̲M̲!
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In 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3 declares: 1) If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have L̲O̲V̲E̲, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal! 2) If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have L̲O̲V̲E̲, I am N̲O̲T̲H̲I̲N̲G̲! 3) And if I give A̲L̲L̲ my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be B̲U̲R̲N̲E̲D̲, but do not have L̲O̲V̲E̲, it profits me N̲O̲T̲H̲I̲N̲G̲!
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And note this… as G̲O̲D̲ didn’t physi̲c̲l̲y̲ intercede in THIS WORLD to save His only Begotten Son from Lucifer’s orchestrated physi̲c̲ attack… and indeed, was desirous of Christ to complete His Heaven-sent mission… then wherein do we have sanction (as Christians!) to perform what God Himself did not permit Himself to perform on Earth for His First Begotten Son, of many?
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And so, wherein is L̲O̲V̲E̲ expressed in the M̲U̲R̲D̲E̲R̲ of one’s enemies?… and, by way of weaponry such as N̲U̲C̲L̲E̲A̲R̲ D̲E̲V̲I̲C̲E̲S̲? It is… dear believers!… N̲O̲W̲H̲E̲R̲E̲ T̲O̲ B̲E̲ F̲O̲U̲N̲D̲! And thus… S̲U̲C̲H̲, I̲S̲ N̲O̲W̲H̲E̲R̲E̲ T̲O̲ B̲E̲ J̲U̲S̲T̲I̲F̲I̲E̲D̲ B̲Y̲ G̲O̲D̲, N̲O̲R̲ B̲Y̲ G̲O̲D̲’̲S̲ O̲N̲L̲Y̲ B̲E̲G̲O̲T̲T̲E̲N̲ S̲O̲N̲, J̲E̲S̲U̲S̲ C̲H̲R̲I̲S̲T̲! As the “W̲A̲R̲”, dear believers, is a R̲E̲S̲I̲S̲T̲A̲N̲C̲E̲ ̲A̲G̲A̲I̲N̲S̲T̲ ̲L̲O̲V̲E̲L̲E̲S̲S̲N̲E̲S̲S̲!
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All the Best!… and may God find you Blessworthy!

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Jonathan Lundberg
September 25, 2022

Although 63% of Americans may identify as Christians, how many of them have been changed by the Holy Spirit? How many of them truly believe that Christ was born of a virgin, son of man & son of God, that he lived a sinless life, died for our sins and was resurrected after 3 days thus assuring that those who believe on him will also be resurrected?

It is too easy to feel that we are saved & that is sufficient – no real changes in our life style are needed. It is also easy to believe that we must please God by being “good” – however we define it.

Speaking from personal experience it is easy to identify oneself as Christian without truly being saved. We must ask Christ into our lives and repent. Part of repentance is turning away from whatever we hold more dear than Christ.

Based on this, it is extremely probable that true believers in Christ fall far short of 63%. I am proud to own Christ as my master.
Trust & obey for there is no other way.

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    xavier owino
    September 25, 2022

    That’s why we should not fixate on idea of America being a Christian Nation. This ignores what it denotes to being a Christian..There is no reason for Christians to celebrate that America is Christian when we don’t even know if it is just nominal christians or practicing Christians. Mere numbers tell us nothing. After all bible says that few are in the road to life and majority are in the path that leads to damnation. It’s time Christians quit the American Christian Nation debate and focus on what really matters. It is not necessary for America to be a Christian Nation for God to accomplish his will. Jesus will be coming for the church, not earthly nations. You won’t be saved because you are an American but because you are counted among God”s people (the church)

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