Tuesday, July 07, 2020

87% of Christians Believe America "Has Been Blessed By God."

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Christians in America are more likely than the general population to see the United States as a blessed nation and a world leader, although majorities in both categories agree.

Ironically. the people of America see themselves and their country very differently than the far-left media and the radical Left "progressives."

Here's what a Barna survey found.

Be informed, not misled.

What we the American people really think about America.

The Barna survey released July 1, 2020, found that 80% of practicing Christians and 58% of all US adult citizens believe that "historically, the United States has been a Christian country."

Barna defines "practicing Christians" as self-identified Christians "who have attended a worship service within the past month and agree strongly that their faith is very important in their life."

They found that 87% of practicing Christians, and 52% of all US adults agree that "historically, the United States has been blessed by God."

Some other findings:

  • 57 percent of practicing Christians but 32 percent of U.S. adults agree that “historically, the United States has been chosen by God.”
  • 87 percent of practicing Christians and 75 percent of U.S. adults agree that “historically, the United States has been a leader to the rest of the world.” (Sixty-one percent of practicing Christians strongly agree.)
  • 83 percent of practicing Christians and 75 percent of U.S. adults agree that “historically, the United States has been a nation of immigrants.”

This, of course, stands in dark contrast to what the radical Left minority thinks about America.

And it stands in stark contrast to what the media tells you to think about America---and how your children are told in public classrooms they should think about America.

The Washington Post is livid over comments made by President Trump on July 3rd at Mount Rushmore regarding the negative influence of public education on America's children.

The Post published this:
This year, in his Fourth of July speech at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota on Friday, he changed that narrative: Now, in his view, schools are teaching kids to “hate our country” with a “far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance."
At Mount Rushmore, Trump exploits social divisions, warns of ‘left-wing cultural revolution’ in dark speech
“If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished,” he said.
Trump blamed public schools for the popular uprisings across the country that have led to the removal of statues honoring leaders of the Confederacy and other historical figures who owned slaves, such as George Washington.
“Against every law of society and nature, our children are taught in school to hate their own country and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes but that were villains,” he said. “The radical view of American history is a web of lies, all perspective is removed, every virtue is obscured, every motive is twisted, every fact is distorted and every flaw is magnified until the history is purged and the record is disfigured beyond all recognition.”

The Post continued their long and winding path of criticism denying all of the above, claiming that kids get most all their education from parents---in the home---not in public classrooms.

That's probably true regarding education---but make no mistake, the kids of America are indoctrinated from day one through college---and the indoctrination is not tilted toward patriotism or Godliness.

If the Post is right and Trump is wrong, why then are our kids pouring out of the public classrooms onto the public streets breaking, looting, destroying and burning all vestige of America's history, including our flag---while 58% of all American adults believe that "historically the United States has been a Christian country, and 52% of all adults believe that "historically America has been blessed by God?"

Toward whom is the hatred directed? America? God? Or both? And why would a majority of parents teach their children to hate either, while they hate neither?

It's foolish to believe The Post or most any other oracle of the radical left. And most of use are not foolish. But too often we're silent.

What if God actually has a plan for this country?

Dr. Michael Brown has written a new book titled, "Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?"

In it, he devotes an entire chapter to the question, "Did God uniquely raise up Donald Trump?"

Brown wisely states the case "against" divine intervention, offering a number of naturalistic explanations of how Trump won in 2016 when all odds were against his winning, with virtually all polls showing his chances of winning at 15%, 8%, 2%, and one major polling company---less than 1%.

He then makes the case for divine intervention, explaining the biblical meaning of the King Cyrus parallel.

Our Founding Fathers believed God guides in the affairs of mankind.

The Constitutional Convention of 1787 had not gone well---to say the least. Finally Ben Franklin---the shortest, oldest and least religious of the group---stood and addressed the chair:
"Mr. President... The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other, our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes and nays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom."

He then described all the various forms of governments and documents they had been studying but said we have found none that fit our circumstances.

Franklin continued:
"In the beginning of the Contest with G. Britain when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection. Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor...Have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? I have lived Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth---that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the ancient writings, that "unless the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it."

Franklin said if we continue as we are, we will succeed no better than the Builders of Babel, and become a reproach to generations to come.

He then said,
"I, therefore, beg leave to move that, henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this assembly every morning before we proceed to business..."

Within days, America's Constitution was born.

Pray for our nation. Pray for the President.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant.