A Christian Nation?

People say we are no longer a Christian nation, that Christian values no longer govern our policies, our laws, our daily lives.  I agree that morality and civility have been on a steady decline going all the way back to the end of World War II.  And that’s a bad thing.

But there’s an upside to that too.  I can no longer say I’m a Christian, that I live a life pleasing to God, because I live in a Christian nation.  I’m all alone.  It’s just me and God now, one on one, face to face.  That’s the way it was always supposed to be but we really want to identify with groups instead of with Jesus.  We can live just like everybody else and still tell ourselves we are Christians if our nation, our society, our denomination, our Church claims to be Christian.  But it doesn’t work that way.  It was always a one on one thing.

We really want to keep it a group thing, to keep Him at arms length because we really think that if we let Him get too close He will pick us up by the heels and shake us till all the things we’ve stuffed deep in our pockets will come tumbling out on the ground.  And He very well may do that.  Because some of our stuff is bad for us.  Besides our stuff will decay and melt and break down and rust and become obsolete.  He wants to make room for His stuff because His stuff will not fall apart.  His stuff is eternal.


About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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2 Responses to A Christian Nation?

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  2. Angus Lewis says:

    Thank you for the kind comment. I’m new to this too. It’s exciting and kind of scary at the same time. It’s not easy to be honest and at the same time not step on toes or hurt someone’s feelings. When you write something you can’t really control how it will be taken.

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