Christian Nationalists to "Rededicate" the United States to God, Saying Jesus Christ is King of America
On June 22, 2011 At 8:55 am
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On July 3, when many Americans are making last minute trips to the store for their 4th of July celebrations or are otherwise enjoying the Independence Day weekend, Christian churches across the nation plan on "rededicating" the nation to God.
The God they refer to is the Christian deity.
"As the USA draws near to God, God will draw near to the USA," says Pastor Steven Andrew, author of Making A Strong Christian Nation. Protestant and Catholic congregations are invited to participate in "the national covenant prayer:"
As Your Christian nation, we affirm our covenant: You, the LORD, are the God of the USA and we are Your people. Jesus is our King. We obey what You say in the Holy Bible. We love You with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. We love one another as Jesus loved us. We ask You to forgive our sins by Jesus' sacrifice.
In Jesus' name. Amen. (Psalm 33:12, Mark 12:30, John 13:34, 2 Chronicles 15:12)
Steven Andrew encourages members of the Tea Party and others to participate in praying this covenant on the 4th of July, saying "We are encouraging all churches to include the covenant insert in their bulletins on Sunday, July 3rd. We also ask individuals and other patriotic groups like the Tea Party, homeschool groups and pro-life America to distribute the handout and to pray the covenant on July 4th."
The Christian nationalists do not believe in the wall of separation between church and state, proclaiming that Jesus Christ is King of the United States of America and that the founding fathers intended it to be that way:
Our founding fathers lived with Jesus as King of the USA. Will you ask Jesus to be King of the USA? Welcoming Jesus as King is part of seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness for the USA.
As it was with our founding fathers, turning to Jesus is the Answer today. Christianity is the unifying majority of the USA. Recent polling shows 81% believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to earth and died for our sins. The USA is a Christian nation. In contrast, we divide our nation by emphasizing the 31% Republicans and 36% Democrats. (Rasmussen Reports poll data)