Congressman Forbes on “Our Judeo-Christian Nation”

Check out this youtube video, and give me some feedback. Do you agree with Congressman Forbes? To be distinctly Christian requires one to hold to certain beliefs and practices. Did the founders of our nation hold to these beliefs and practices or simply to some form of religion and morality?

Note: If you have been patiently waiting on Part 2 of “Where Many Paths Are Crossing,” thanks for your patience! I hope to have it up by this weekend with Part 3 to follow shortly as well.

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  1. #1 by Bern on August 4, 2009 - 4:46 pm

    Hey Rex,

    This is probably a bigger issue for you in the Bible belt than it is for me out here on the Post-Christian Left Coast.

    I will concede that the U.S. largely considered itself a Christian nation, but I maintain that never legitimately was one. That is, unless (1) you mean by Christian nation: “a lot of Christians live here” or (2) you think self-identification is sufficient.

    I gave a message on July 5th where I made my case finding (1) The US foundational documents are in direct opposition to God’s view of Government and 2) based on 1 Pet 2.9, the true Christian nation is the Church. http://everythingshebel.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/here-it-is-the-christian-nation/

    Its funny, I was sick to my stomach when I gave the message b/c I was expecting a violent reaction (I guess I thought I was still in North Texas), instead everyone was like, “Thanks, I already agreed w/ you, now I can point to something for the way I feel.”

    • #2 by rexhowe on December 12, 2009 - 2:37 pm

      Thanks for your comments Bern. When Americans appeal to our Judeo-Christian heritage and founding, it illustrates that they are either unaware of what describes orthodox Christianity or unaware of the religious beliefs of the founding fathers. Just because the term “God” shows up in our founding documents doesn’t mean that the Trinity is the intended referent.

      Rex

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