If the recent events in Montgomery over the rock with the Ten Commandments, and the current legal challenge to "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance tell us anything, it is that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. One of the biggest misconceptions Christians have today, is that this is still a Christian nation.

Only the foolish try to argue the fact that this nation was not founded by men and women that believed in the God of the Bible and had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is no way to deny that the largest percentage of the first several generations of people in this country were Christians. It was clearly a nation that honored God, followed His Son Jesus, and accepted the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God, representing absolute truth, and our final authority in all matters. However, that is no longer the case, and has not been for many years now.

How can I make such a definitive statement? How can you call this a Christian nation when the Federal Government legally protects the murder of app. 2 million babies every year? How can you call this a Christian nation when people that have chosen lifestyles that God calls an abomination are now accepted and promoted as normal? How can you call this a Christian nation when God's gift of sex has been perverted and is now marketed and accessible to anyone, of any age, at any time?

How can you call this a Christian nation when God's Holy Institution of Marriage has been mocked and turned into little more than a legal date? How can you call this a Christian nation when God's definition of a family is being rewritten daily by those who reject God in their life? The answer is, you can no longer call this a Christian nation for these and numerous other reasons.

The United States is still a nation of great freedoms. We must take advantage of those freedoms, while we still have them.

While we were fighting over a rock, the cults and false religions were busy leading good people into everlasting damnation. While we will expend lots of time and energy trying to keep "under God" in the Pledge, the cults and false religions of the world will be busy leading people straight to Hell.

Please, don't misunderstand me. We need to pray for these efforts to keep God in our culture. But the fact these are even issues simply point out that there is a majority in this nation that do not care about God, do not know His Son, and reaching these people with the hope and love of Christ is what God has called us to do. The time is short. His return is imminent. The United States is no longer a Christian nation, but He still has a people and a church that He will use to take His message to this lost and dying world.

In his love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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