America: A Christian Nation

. . . although they knew God, they did not glorify Him, or give thanks to Him as God, but became futile in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. —Romans 1:21

Devotion:

“America: A Christian Nation” is a concept that has been so systematically blotted from the collective memory of this country as to sound in the ears of most Americans like an alien philosophy, an intrusion of religion into the tranquility of a secular nation.

This is a nation that was born of the Bible. In 1982, Newsweek Magazine observed that some historians are now coming to realize that it was the Bible, even more than the Constitution that founded this nation.

Today as we look at our country, we see a nation that has ceased to glorify God. When a people forget God, their hearts become darkened. But God still has many of His own in our land—many of whom are calling on His name and living humbly before Him, just as did the Pilgrims, the Puritans, and other godly settlers, along with many of our founding fathers.

We should endeavor to remember that the secret of America’s greatness is the creed that our rights come from God. God-given rights are non-negotiables. This is a great heritage, one that we can pass on to our posterity.

Question to ponder: What does it mean to be a “Christian nation”?