Born Again American?? Class war and Civil Religion on it’s way?

A friend sent me a link to this Norman Lear sponsored “patriotic” website. It seems that Mr. “People for the American Way” now wants to make being an American and being out of work or unable to afford toys a religious matter. “Born Again” Americans? Talk about brainwashing of the masses! And using the “Bible” as a tool of commonality in a “patriotic” song?  Joseph Goebbels would be impressed!

See this link to an article about “Propaganda for the masses”.

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The thing that really bothers me is the tie in to “Born Again” and it somehow being equated with being an American, as if the two are mutually inherited by natural birth. And much more than that, it bothers me that so-called believers with absolutely no discernment at all are forwarding this to other Christians as something they should support and promote.

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Come on people!! We do not have any inalienable right to be fat, happy, and well paid. We don’t even have a scriptural expectation of this “American Dream” kind of prosperity. Unfortunately, many so-called Christians are in love with prosperity, not God or Jesus. Like the Pharisees that Jesus called “snakes and hypocrites” too many Americans think they are Christians “just because” of the lie that we are a “Christian Nation”! What hogwash!

No, what many fail to realize is that our nation is being wooed by the liberal left (Norman Lear is a first stripe liberal) into thinking that we are justified to start a class war between the “Rich” and the “poor”. That is entirely the theme behind this song and crusade: This land is made for ME, the government answers to ME, and all Americans (they even show a Muslim and a Jew singing “I’m a Born Again American”) are sick and tired of the greed of the rich CEOs and spoiled politicians. The song isn’t about doing good for the needy; it’s about making sure everyone gets a slice of the pie because….they’re American. How very democratic…and completely Socialist! And yet, people are buying into this secular version of religiosity by the millions! Last count was about 6 million views and a quarter million pledge signers.

THE REASON THIS NATION IS IN ECONOMIC STRAITS, is because this nation, as a whole, has rejected God and His laws. And that includes all the hireling “pastors” and ministers who have prostituted themselves to pornography, the Sunday go-to-church folk who prefer the lake or the golf course or the TV above the Word or hearing it preached. America is an idolatrous nation and very many of these church going “believers” idolize and worship a lot of things that have NOTHING to do with Christianity.

The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught. The LORD has made himself  known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

                                                (Psalms 9:15-17 ESV)

Obama will have most Americans falling right into line with his socialist and Uni-Religion programs. There just doesn’t seem to be any common sense skepticism or testing things against the scripture these days. I am sure some will think I am over-reacting, but I don’t care. It really grieves me how gullible and deceived many who claim to be Christ followers are really just crowd followers. God help us all!

 “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the RIGHT MAJOR CRISIS and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
– David Rockefeller, Sept. 23, 1994

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bondservant3 on March 28, 2009 at 8:16 am

    “Obama will have most Americans falling right into line with his socialist and Uni-Religion programs.”

    Exactly ProdigalKnot, I agree.

    People forget that God has allowed some ungodly men to have authority as shown in the Bible, in which some people turned back to God because of the evilness of those men. I’m not saying Obama is as those men were but we definitely need to keep that in mind.

    “Unfortunately, many so-called Christians are in love with prosperity, not God or Jesus.”

    Sad but true. I don’t believe America to be a “Christian Nation.” There are people idolizing so many other things in their lives putting Jesus last when He should be first over all things in our lives. And to also mention I believe America made the mistake of taking prayer out of schools. There are some people who will say they are a Christian because they were born in America, so I guess when they stand before God they will give Him papers saying they were born in America thinking that’s what will get them in heaven, how ridiculous man can be. There are people in America who have fallen asleep and they need to wake up.

    Also churches need to take the blame for people not knowing who Jesus is. Some find it easier to give nasty looks rather than to lovingly reach out.

    Good post ProdigalKnots.

  2. Thanks bondservant3 for the affirmation. I really hate to find fault, but the pastors and ministers who should be tending the flock are failing to feed them truth and discernment. I detest patriotism as it is presented in so many churches these days. As a Chrsitian I believe we must ensure that we stay as far away from entanglement and obligation to secular governemnt as possible. As Paul said “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” (2 Timothy 2:4 ESV)

    We must apply that same principle to our service to God.

  3. Brother,
    This is good stuff! I say “Amen”.
    I try and use “born of the Spirit” instead of “born again” for the reason that it is so loosly used in America.
    God bless you brother,
    Richard

  4. Posted by sreneetn1 on March 31, 2009 at 2:38 am

    PK,

    A hearty Amen! This is truth we may not like to hear, but nonetheless truth.

    btw – I hope all is well with you and your family – you are often in my thoughts.

  5. Shelly, dear sister,

    It’s good to hear from you!

    All is well here. I don’t have the free time I used to and am unable to spend any time at all blogging or commenting at work these days. Which is just as well, I guess. I do think about you all often and pray that you will continue to pursue the truth.

  6. Hey Richard!

    Thanks for stopping by and the suggestion. I’ll try to refer to believers as “Spirit born” or some such from now on!

  7. Posted by memnan on April 14, 2009 at 8:31 am

    Well…we miss our Prodigal…no matter how knotty he might be…

  8. Hey PK,

    I just got around to reading this post….I’ve been a little distracted lately…you may have noticed that it has been some time since I posted on my blog…..

    Anyway, just wanted to let you know I agree with you general assessment of the problem of viewing being American as being “Christian.” Jesus said to seek first God’s kingdom…and I am pretty sure He wasn’t talking about the USA. People argue that it is good to be gungho patriotic because this nation supports our religious freedoms…..but they forget that we don’t need a government to tell us we are free in order to be loyal to God. They also forget that plenty of Christians died faithful martyrs deaths at the hands of their own governments…they certainly didn’t need “religious freedom.”

    I am with you on this, just not sure how to help Christians understand without making them angry and closed to Christ’s kingdom message. Any thoughts?

    Clint

  9. Ahhh Nancy….I am sorry it’s been so long since I posted either here or there!

    I have been swamped with work, both in the world and the Kingdom. I just canot find the time to comment or blog like I used to. I hope for a break sometime soon.

    Thanks for the kind words, too! God bless you sister!

  10. Clint,

    Thanks for dropping by my little world, which seems to be in neutral for the time being. I spent four of the last eight days with a bunch of evangelicals who took the time and made the sacrifice to spend two days visiting inmates in jails and prisons in California.

    Yes, I was mingling with brothers and sisters who don’t quite see things the same in every area as we do, but have a heart for the “losers” everyone else wants to forget about. God blessed me and strecthed my idea of faith and grace a lot during this time.

    As for getting believers to disassociate the Christian life with the in-born opinion that a good Christian must also be a flag waving patriot….only a true rebirth gives people a different perspective. Far too many are Americans first and “Christians” second. Christ made it plain that our heart and what we treasure share the same space. Love of country must come after love of God and love for others, especially other believers.

    Unfortunately we have, I believe, far too many “fair weather” believers in our own congregations. At times I am convinced that I also fit into that group depending on the situation. When things are going well in my life, I am as stalwart a believer as you’ll find, I think. But, when life gets confusing and we get a taste of Job’s troubles, we start to doubt and our steadfastness begins to feel more like an exercise in hardheadedness, not loving faith. Only then do we find out if we are trusting in our own goodness, or Jesus’ righteousness.

    God sure picked a mess to straighten out, didn’t He? This is why, more and more, I appreciate grace. Without it, not one of us would have a chance of obtaining eternal life. Thank God, the Father, for Jesus, our Christ!

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