Those who continue to think of the United States as a Christian nation need to face reality. Even though the nation was founded by believers it has not been perpetuated by such. We are now a secular nation driven by secular values and goals. Here’s the reality: we are now governed by greed instead of God.
While the legacy of Christianity continues in many ways (one example: we give more to charity per capita than any other nation) it should not surprise us that resistance to Christian practices performed in public (prayer, for example) is growing and being declared unconstitutional or illegal in more venues.
What bothers me is the response of many Christians: weeping, gnashing of teeth and hand-wringing. Folks, get used to it…we ain’t seen nothin’ yet! There are so many more important things than praying before a football game. At the moment still have free speech in this country and we can still proclaim the gospel to those who will listen. We can still call for justice and mercy. We can still serve those who suffer. We can still be Christ in our communities. We can still expose lies and false teachings. We can still stand for truth and righteousness.
Let us focus on matters that matter! It is not time to don sackcloth and sit in the ashes. It is time to be light in the gathering darkness.