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Dan Headrick October 27, 2012 at 10:38 am

The quotes section that includes Washington’s quote about not being able to govern without religion….I cannot find it. The quote came possibly from his farewell address to congress, but you would have to paraphrase it to get the quote. Helpful hint….please reference original texts, such Washington’s discourse to the Delaware Indians where her points them to Christ. I support your position, but the quotes are weaknesses if not referenced to original texts.

Robert Driskell October 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

My apologies. It seems that my sources didn’t get added to the bottom of my article. Thanks for reading and commenting though. That quote was taken from D. James Kennedy’s book “What If America Were A Christian Nation Again?” (p. 206). He got the quote from “America’s God and Country” by William J. Federer (p. 646). Again, my apologies and the point you make is a very valid point. Thank you. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,

Gregg October 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

The very first question you ask is- What are the characteristics of a ‘Christian nation’? And yet you never include Being a christian simply means, “accepting Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the world.”

Jack Wellman October 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Gregg, I can not speak for Robert but this article was not really about how to become a Christian. We have a link called “Come to Jesus” that covers that and we have dozens and dozens of articles that proclaim how to become a born-again believer. Let me say that it is really not about “accepting Jesus” but trusting in Him as Savior and having faith in Him to save us from our sins. I am not sure if we accept Him as must as He accepts our repentance of sins, confessing our sins, and trusting in Christ alone (Rom 10:9-13, 1 John 1:9). Thank you Gregg. I hope I didn’t upset you because I know Robert very well and he understands what is necessary to be born again in Christ Jesus.

Robert, thank you sir for this fine work. I love your conclusion that even though our country is kicking God out of the public square, we can not use that as an excuse to not evangelize to a lost and dying world.

Robert Driskell October 28, 2012 at 12:12 pm

You are a true brother, brother. Thank you for your comments and advice. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,

gregg October 27, 2012 at 6:08 pm

But my point is, Being a christian simply means, “accepting Jesus as the Son of God and the Savior of the world.” If you do this and follow the example of His life then the other things will come into place. But I knew the crux of the article was about being a christian nation. Not personal acceptance of Christ.

Robert Driskell October 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Thanks for reading and commenting. Jack’s response to your initial comment was spot on. Gregg, my question was not “How does one become a Christian?” If that had been the question, then my answer would have been different. It would have been more along the lines of “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 ESV). And you are absolutely right about following Christ and the other things will work out. Sound advice, sir. God bless you.
Yours in Christ,

Morden Grey February 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm

This country is one nation, under God.
Liberals–that’s right you thug hugging fools–the media, and too many people in general glorify evil and promote the wicked. I personally, am sick of hearing how much better other countries are. Leave then. America is the land of the free, home of the brave. Or rather, home of the free because of the brave. It is a great nation polluted and corrupted by the people within.

Of course, I believe a lot of this is due to the fact that people don’t read anymore. Most people have never read the constitution, the declaration of independence, the bill of rights…or my favorite, Patrick Henry’s Give me Liberty or Give me Death speech.

I know our forefathers had their faults. Who today doesn’t have any? They were good, honorable men. They wanted what was best for the people–and what did they have to go off of to build up a country the right way I ask? For the flaws people find, I challenge them to come up with something better.

Robert February 4, 2013 at 11:45 am

This country “should” be one nation under God. Too many people are not “under God” but in active rebellion against Him. The founding fathers definitely realized the importance of God in one’s life and the life of a nation. Too many people in our nation today think they do not need God at all. This is the sad condition of America today. God bless you, brother.
Yours in Christ,

bigscott January 7, 2015 at 5:46 am

They can separate the church from the state all they want. BUT they can never separate Christ from our hearts, hard as they try it just is not possible, when we are truly saved.

Robert January 7, 2015 at 7:01 am

Amen bigscott,
Thank God for that fact.
Yours in Christ,

Moses Cao June 30, 2017 at 4:04 am

“Living in America does not guarantee that our beliefs will never be challenged or that others will never conduct themselves in ways with which we disagree. That aspect of our culture is a big part of our freedom. Many countries are not free to voice their opinion or have meaningful public discourse and debate. Believers should become informed concerning our history, our society, and our culture so that we can engage in productive discussions. However, it is even more important that we know what the Bible has to say and that we nurture our relationship with God at every opportunity.”

This is so true! I like your message very much. I am Chinese, raised up in a Christian family, but when it comes to faith, we do not have actual deeds, (which makes me sad). The act of going to church does not develop our faith or make us more “Christian.” Recently in China, there are thousands of churches’ crosses were torn out, and they were under persecution. I believe more nations do not have the privilege of free religion. When I was a kid, my parents told me that America is a Christian nation, and I have seen many ministers overseas preaching the gospel. I felt that is so honorable to be a citizen of a Christian nation and have Christianity as their culture. However, two years ago, I visited America (California, Denver, and Las Vegas for about a month), with a high expectation of observing this Christian nation. However, I was greatly disappointed. First, there were not as much Christians as I thought there were. Of course, I knew that not everyone would be Christian because Jesus said that the gate of heaven is narrow, but after seeing with my own eyes, sorrow arose in my heart. Second, even people who claimed themselves “Christian,” some of them are gathering for parties, even for food and drinks. They gathered for parties! I was very shocked. I am currently attending American Highschool correspondently and learned more about America. I am still impressed of how the founding fathers created this nation by Puritans, especially what Pilgrims have done. I was able to see the change of the nation from a domain Christianity to transcendentalists ideas, and gradually to where it is now. When the Supreme Court passed the freedom to homosexual marriage, I had a complex emotion in my heart, tangled with anger, disappointing, sad, etc. I was sad that Obama lighted a rainbow light supporting such evil action which our Father detests. There are so many examples in the Bible of complete destruction for people who commit homosexual. Moreover, this is just one example of the many that are leading the nation to corruption, abortion, even the term of “separation of church,” people use this term to control or limit Christian ideas. I totally disagree with these, most of the founding father had a firm faith in God, on the pillars of the Supreme Court, there are pictures of Moses on there, on a dollar bill, there is a line saying “In God We Trust.”, etc. Jesus is coming back soon, we should be firm in our faith, and I know and believe, persecutions will increase. I think we should continue sharing the gospel (spreading seeds) into this world, and pray for our faith not to get astray.

Sorry for my poor English. I know I am still young and immuture in many ways, but if you have anything in mind or having anything to share, please let me know. Thankyou.

Sincerely, Moses

Jack Wellman June 30, 2017 at 9:54 am

So well said Moses. God bless you there in China. I know that the church in China is exploding and that we should do, as you say, share the Word of God as commanded. Thank you sir for your wise words.

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