President Obama recently stated while in Turkey that, "We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
A few years ago Obama said this, "Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation - at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers."
Is the United States still a Christian nation?
In my opinion, no.
Does the United States have a rich heritage and beginning foundation under the banner of Christianity?
Our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and in a recent poll, 83% of Americans identified themselves as Christians.
Can this be right? Basically 8 out of 10 people are Christian?
No - There is no way.
This may be the only thing Obama and I will ever agree on; America is no longer a Christian nation.
How can it be?
Look at a poll that just came out today from Barna:
Almost 6 out of 10 'Christians' either strongly agreed or somewhat agreed with the statement that Satan "is not a living being but is a symbol of evil," the survey found. Forty percent strongly agreed with the statement while 19 percent of American Christians somewhat agreed.
Likewise, most 'Christians' in the United States do not believe that the Holy Spirit is a living force. Fifty-eight percent strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement that the Holy Spirit is "a symbol of God's power or presence but is not a living entity."
More than one-fifth (22 percent) strongly agreed that Jesus Christ sinned when He lived on earth, with an additional 17 percent agreeing somewhat.
Half of all Christian marriages end in divorce.
There are plenty more polls out there to show even more alarming statistics of what 'Christians believe within the 'Christian' community.
Look at our country folks. If this were really a Christian nation would our country look like it does today?
*America sees more than a million abortions per year.
*There are more than 16,000 murders per year (not counting abortions of course).
*The tolerance and boldness of the homosexual movement.
I live in the 'Bible belt' and more times than not when I'm sharing the Gospel it's the first time a person has ever heard anything about sin, judgment, Hell and what Christ did to save us.
Folks, this country is far from the title 'Christian Nation' and looks more like a biblical Sodom and Gomorrah.
But there is good news!!
This means that the fields are even whiter for witnessing the true Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ!!
So get out there and tell someone this week!
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