Today is a time when most of us are singing, “God bless America” and enjoying the day we celebrate our nation’s independence.
While it should be obvious that our nation is blessed by God, some Christians are joining BLM and Antifa in questioning if God has indeed blessed America, or if He is even capable of blessing it.
MSM has made America out to be the most racist, terrible place on earth to live, when that is the furthest thing from the truth. After living in Europe for 3 years, and traveling to about a dozen countries to share the Gospel on the streets, I can tell you undoubtedly that America is the LEAST racist place I’ve ever been.
In one country I came to know well, it was commonplace to believe and openly pronounce “black people are violent.” Such a racist and stupid statement could never be tolerated here, but in many places around the globe it is the norm.
And it’s not just for black people. The pure hatred for gypsies in Europe and outside of it is similarly terrible. It is also common to hate Jews in many countries around the world.
To hate any group of people based on the color of their skin is ignorant and in direct opposition to the law of God.
But I would argue that America is the LEAST racist nation in the world. We have been pitted against one another by politicians, media, and others who are working the agenda of satan to try to move up their own status and wealth in this present world. Don’t fall for the lies.
In Revelation 7 John sees “A great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”
While it is true that America has had its share of sins, I would like someone to show me a nation that is free of sin. Show me a nation that does not have one racist person. Or, better yet, show me one POLICY in America that specifically holds back black people. If you see something, let’s work together to change it.
There are many affirmative action policies that require preference to be shown to minorities over whites, which IS racist policy.
But before you stone America, remember what Jesus did when the crowd wanted to stone a woman caught in the act of adultery.
He said to the crowd, “Let he who has no sin cast the first stone.”
So, can God bless America? Yes, He can, He has, and He WILL.
Just as King David declared “In sin did my mother conceive me” and yet God blessed him unlike most any person in history.
America’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, declared this:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
By declaring “All men are created equal,” this document laid the foundation for freedom to be made to all people in our beautiful country. And not only that, but thousands of Americans laid down their lives in love during the civil war to defeat and abolish slavery.
It took time for this statement to become a reality. But it has. Never before has there been opportunity for any person born to do anything they desire with their lives.
While the opportunity is available, it is not a guarantee. We do need to work smart and hard to make our dreams come true.
Oftentimes, our cultures and subgroups hold us back from pursuing our dreams and leave us comfortable with a mediocre life. This held me back for years and even caused me to go to prison at just 19 years old.
But I thank God that He saved me, changed me, and gave me a new way of thinking. This radically changed my life and enabled me to preach the Gospel, live a full and abundant life, and even raise many children with my beautiful and loving wife.
While some may say that blacks are held down in America, I wholeheartedly disagree. I believe those who engage and identify with the toxic subcultures will find themselves left behind. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white, young or old. There are many cultures that come from satan and are meant to destroy your life and those you love.
Don’t fall for the lies. God has blessed America from the beginning. America has led the world in diversity of race, culture and most everything else. America won WWI and WWII, securing freedom for the entire world.
On July 4 this year, let’s join together and pray, “God bless America!”