I CRINGE when I hear that the US is a Christian Nation. It is not, nor will it ever be... not with the system that the forefathers have set up, anyway. Secondly, I will define what I mean, and I assume, what most people mean, when I say, "Christian Nation."
A Christian nation is an entire country of people, devoted to following the teachings of Christ, or an Ekklesia
(church) if you will. From this definition, we can already see that the USA, is not, and under the Constitution, can not be a Christian nation. We have the freedom to follow any religion (or lack-there-of) we choose. Of course, this isn't a new concept to anybody.
However, for the sake of my point, I feel it is necessary to reiterate that point strongly. You see, if we truly are a Christian nation, this is unacceptable, as it is clearly written that if there are those who continue with unrepented sin, they should be removed from among the body of Christ. Now, if we are a Christian nation, which we are NOT, we would understand that we, living in a community of fellowship with Christ, should not let this body, this community, this ekklesia, show any wrinkle or blemish. We would have to remove the evil person from among us.
This poses a problem to this country which, supposedly, had been founded on Christian principles. When the Bill of Rights was written, George Mason and James Madison (deists- not Christians) had in mind that Americans should be free to worship or not worship how they please, and the exercise could not be controlled by the state. It seems natural, based off of the First Amendment, that there would need to be a separation of Church and State, yet, it seems as though it should be natural to a Christian as well, as we are to be in the world, but not of the world.
So, just how are we, the United States of America, a Christian nation? How is it possible, under our constitution, to be a Christian nation? Is it the idea that the majority of the US claims Christianity as their religion? That doesn't make this nation a "Christian nation." Is it our principles? Is it the American dream that makes us a Christian Nation? Absolutely not!
Our entire system is corrupt. Capitalism and Christianity can not coexist. Especially, in this day and age, it is the most evil idea that has crept into the minds and philosophies of not only Americans, but internationally, as well... and the idea is still a growing one. The problem with Capitalism, as common knowledge suggests, is that as the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. The majority have to suffer so that a few can live as they please.
Yet, if you grew up as an American, you were probably taught that Capitalism is the best economical system the world has had yet. I disagree... but that is what I was taught too. I will agree that Capitalism works (obviously not too well, as we've seen in the economy)... but that is all it does. It doesn't help.
Take this financial crisis for instance. A lot of the bailout money ended up going into the pockets of those who work to keep the businesses running, and it wasn't used how it had been intended to be used, that is, it wasn't used to actually help the businesses, themselves. That is what capitalism does. It keeps a corrupted heart corrupt, and it corrupts the hearts of those that are uncorrupted.
Capitalism idolizes mammon (money). This entire country idolizes capitalism. And if the Empire is idolizing capitalism, which idolizes mammon, then we are idolaters
. This is when we really need to look at what Jesus says, "A slave can not serve two masters. Either he will love one and hate the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both, God and mammon."
There are those that are reading this that will know exactly what I am talking about when they find themselves trying to defend mammon instead of God's own words. There will be others who will not catch it... because no one wants to believe that something that has been a part of them for so long could, in all reality, be evil.
So do you want to be a Christian nation?
Step one: Rewrite the Bill of Rights.
Step two: Find a monetary system that does not cause us to put our money before God.