Friday, August 29, 2008

Can Christians be good Americans?

Disclaimer: This is an email that has been passed around called, "Can a Muslim be a good American?" I have adapted it to accurately reflect true Christianity instead of the pagan, nationalistic Christianity it began with to bash Islam.

This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish and send it on to anyone who will read it. Maybe this is why our American Christians are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities. Can a good Christian be a good American? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in the Internet for 20 years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - no. Because his allegiance is to God, and His son Jesus Christ, King of kings, the only Lord

Religiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by his God except Christianity

Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the Church and the Holy Bible

Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to the Kingdom of God, which is not of this world

Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Christianity forbids him to make contracts with non-believers

Politically - no. Because he does not place his trust in men and government, but only in the Lord

Domestically - no. Because he encouraged to live a single, celibate life

Intellectually - no. Because he views himself as a resident alien on this earth

Philosophically - no. Because the nation-state teaches love of nation over love of the world, while the Kingdom of God has no borders

Spiritually - no. Because when Uncle Sam says, "I want you," he means to take your life. When Jesus says, "I want you," he means to give you life.

Therefore after much study and deliberation....perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL CHRISTIANS in this country. They obviously cannot be both "good" Christians and good Americans. Call it what you wish....it's still the truth.

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