Just got back from my expedition to DC. I truly wondered if something about the trip would rekindle my patriotism. It did not. I used to have patriotism. I have had little to none since I started reading the Bible over a decade ago. My patriotic fire has completely gone out and the only way to start it burning again would be for me to set the Bible aside, something I will never do, Lord willing.
Patriotism isn’t inherently wrong or sinful. But when you have God’s standards of righteousness and holiness and you live in a country where people openly and PROUDLY flaunt their disobedience and you still have patriotic fervor, then something is amiss. That kind of patriotism is as wrong for the Christian as patriotism in Republican France or Soviet Russia.
But, I thought that maybe I would see for myself that this is more a Christian nation than I had thought in my studies. But now mine eyes have seen. The nation’s capital could not be a less Christian place.
This country is not on a slippery slope away from God. It has completely left him out. You see this clearly demonstrated by the architecture of the nation’s capital. And, although the average American has been God fearing in a general sense, the leaders have never been. If these “Founding Babies” (as I call them) had feared God, they would not have built so many statues to pagan gods and godessess. Now we live in a day and age when the average American is not God fearing. So, the leaders and the average citizen has not the “fear of God before their eyes.” (Rom 3:18)
In reference to the architecture, there is one good way to illustrate the architecture of DC. If the city were to be buried, as is, and then dug up in 2000 years, the archaeologists would come to a unanimous conclusion: America was as pagan a nation as Athens and Rome. There are statues galore and none of Christ. This is an undeniable fact. Had this country been a “Christian nation” at it’s founding, then it’s leaders would have made sure someone understood this. But, there it is, in unmuteable stone: no God, no Bible, no Jesus Christ and plenty of pagan statues.
The “Founding Babies” undoubtably were Freemasons who absolutely rejected the Bible commands against idols and idolatry. It is beyond comprehension how a Bible Believer could walk through those areas and think that God had any part in the place. Over 200 years ago the desire of Christian men, including Baptists, and elite Freemasons lined up. The average Christian in America gave his consent to the creation of a secular government by those religiously tolerant Freemasons. That is history. The great myth is to call those Founders, “Christians.” They were clearly not in any sense of the term.
As much as I am thankful for the freedoms that we enjoy in this country, there is no reason to alter the historical record in order to justify an unbiblical patriotism and anti-biblical desire to push young Christians to get involved in the political process. The vast majority of Independent Baptist preachers, evangelists, and leaders have rejected the Biblical injunction to stay in the battle and not entangle “himself with the affairs of this life.” II Tim 2:4