Christian Nation

Christian Nation

Christian NationWhile speaking at a liberal church in 2006, the then Senator Barack Obama declared that America is no longer a Christian nation:

"Given the increasing diversity of America's populations, the dangers of sectarianism are greater than ever. Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation, at least not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, and a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of non-believers."

America most certainly is NOT "a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation" or a "Jewish nation," but the sad reality is that Barack Obama is partly right. While our founding fathers wanted us to remain a Christian nation (see America's Christian heritage), America is no longer one. Americans who call themselves Christians are a decreasing percentage of the population and a decreasing percentage of the self-declared Christians adhere to the Christianity of the Bible.

Under a President Barack Hussein Obama, Christianity most likely will suffer greater attacks in the name of promoting religious diversity and tolerance, and an Obama presidency may accelerate the arrival of the days when Biblical expressions of Christianity will be considered hate crimes.

But the persecution of Christianity, while painful, will not be new and likely will have a positive effect on the church in America as it will purify the body of Christ and identify its true members.