A Christian Nation

It seems to me we should fear becoming a Christian nation.  Never mind that to be so would mean we were a nation fundamentally more concerned with the rest of world than our internal affairs; to be a Christian nation would mean we would ultimately be faced with the task of regulating  Jesus.  The idea that somehow American evangelicals have got Jesus and government figured out is absurd, and seems to be just the kind of mistake that protestant Europe made warring with Catholicism, that Catholicism made warring with the Eastern church, and that Constantine drew from in his own wars.  It is the same idea abutting the Sanhedrin as they convicted Jesus and the same idea even Peter burned with as he struck Malchus.  Believing it best represents God’s will, every Christian government is ultimately doomed to sacrifice Jesus once again.


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