Sunday, July 4, 2010

I Pledge Allegiance...

I love America. I honor and respect the soldiers who have given their lives over the last 250 years to build and maintain a free nation. I love the land itself, from the Rocky Mountain peaks to the grassy plains and the sandy beaches.

For many American Christians, it is hard to separate our national freedom from our spiritual freedom. We sing “God Bless America” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and recognize that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.” We still pledge our allegiance to “one nation, under God.”

As a Christian, in an America that is changing what it believes and stands for, I see a beginning of the division of our allegiance. The fibers of being a Christian and being an American used to be tightly wound together; that rope has started unraveling. For now, we can easily still be both, even if it doesn’t mean the same thing it once did. 

As a Christian, at what point will your rope unravel enough that you must decide which strand to hang on to? Are you ready to make that choice? What is the true source of your freedom?

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