American Christians have one very large problem. There is no strictly Christian scriptural reference to their lot in life. They seem to find themselves in a society that does not resemble a New Testament Church. The closest they can come would be a Kingdom like the ones illustrated in the Old Testament. In America, not only is it not difficult to be a Christian, but it is expected that one be a Christian. Just where in the Gospels are there any examples of how to handle that?Only in the Old Testament are there references to a nation-state that might represent the God of Abraham. That is the very large problem that American Christians face. Do they pretend that their Saviour never appeared, and go with the scenario that America is a nation under God, or do they realize that every person is a child of the Father- every person on the planet?American Christians fit the mold of the rich man in the "eye of the needle" story. American Christians have everything that a rich man has- Power, Authority, and earthly acceptance. I believe, according to scriptures, that American Christians have the highest hurdles to jump on the earth. If I were a Christian, I'd want to live in China. At least the lessons would make sense according to the New Testament. Persecution would be a daily experience, and the Old Testament would remain what it seems to be- the history of God protecting the seed of Abraham to the Savior.American Christians seem to think that Old Testament kingdoms are possible in these times. Yet, nationalism under a religious flag still smells like hatred of a foreign, GENTILE, people.The New Testament is at best cloaked in the eyes of American Christians who have power, authority, and earthly acceptance.k
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