Just yesterday, Donald Trump became only the third president in United States history to be impeached. Joining Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998-1999), Trump is now part of an elite class of presidents, those believed to have broken the law or abused their power. But, in all honesty, why is Donald Trump being impeached? Did he abuse his power? And if so, what does this mean for America?Continue reading “What Donald Trump’s Impeachment Means for America”
One Nation, Under God
“A Public Policy Polling (PPP) national survey conducted between February 20th and February 22nd of Republican voters, found that an astonishing 57 percent of Republicans want to dismantle the Constitution, and establish Christianity as the official national religion (Brekhus 2015).”
This article was written over four years ago, and yet that doesn’t make it any less true. To those of you that actually go and read it, Brekhus discusses the results in a National Poll, taken in late February of 2015. In this poll, we discover out of all the Republicans polled, over half were in favor of removing the Constitution and instituting Christianity as the official religion of the United States.
Wow. Who would have known? This means that if they polled 1,000,000 people, approximately 570,000 would have been in favor of this massive change in American law.
Here’s what I found interesting- when the United States of America was established, it was created as a Christian nation. That’s the reason we have “One Nation, Under God” motto. Sorry, Mrs. Clinton, but, like it or not, we began as a Christian nation. However, beginnings do not determine the end. America has changed so much in the last fifty years, it is no longer considered a Christian nation. America has become “One Nation, Under Nobody”. In our pursuit of equality for all religions, we have lost our responsibility as a Nation Under God. Equality for all religions is good; I wholeheartedly support that. But when we remember that the USA started Under God, we have no choice but to shake our heads and pray for God’s mercy, for we have abandoned Him as a nation. Now, instead of seeing entire towns meeting to pray, we see entire towns meeting to watch Avengers: Endgame. Instead of seeing a nation focused on God and His will, we see a nation focused on judging President Trump and his will.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I was one of those people watching Avengers: Endgame. I have done my fair share of judging President Trump. I cannot and will not remove myself from this general statement. However, like it or not, we as Christians are called to do one thing: pray. We should pray, not just for God’s forgiveness on our nation, but also for His grace in allowing us to share the Gospel with our fellow Americans. Is the answer to our problem in ditching the Constitution and forcing everybody to worship Jesus? No, somehow I don’t think so. Copying King Constantine would not go over well with the press and media. However, even though we have lost our focus, as a nation, on God, we can still thank God for His forgiveness and grace upon America. God bless America.
Also, one last thing: I apologize for the timing of this post. It was supposed to be published on the 4th of July
Brekhus, Keith. “57% Of Republicans Say Dismantle Constitution And Make Christianity National Religion” PoliticsUSA, 25 February 2015, https://www.politicususa.com/2015/02/25/57-republicans-dismantle-constitution-christianity-national-religion.html