I John 3:13 “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
Please indulge me in a short thought experiment. Consider if the following were published by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness in 2014:
“The Department of Defense joins the nation in celebrating Christian Pride Month during the month of June.
We recognize Christian service members and Christian civilians for their dedicated service to our country; the heroic contributions made by these Americans strengthen our national security. Whether officer, enlisted, civilian employee, or family member, their inclusion gives our Department greater promise and possibility.
The Christian community has written a proud chapter in this fundamentally American story by reminding us that integrity and respect remain corner stones of our military and civilian culture. During the month of June, let’s rededicate ourselves to equity, dignity, and respect for all, and celebrate the diversity of the DoD workforce.”
All of the above regarding the impact of Christians on our nation is true, more true than for any other population group. American Bible-believing Christians have a lot to be proud of in this land. We have served our country with dedication. We have heroically contributed to our national security. Christians have established a nation founded upon integrity, respect, equity, dignity, and respect for all.
Of course, in 2014, no such official letter exists exalting Christians for their contributions. In fact, replace the word “Christian” above with “LGBT” and you will find a letter that was actually signed on May 13th, 2014 and distributed on Under Secretary of Defense letterhead.
Regardless of how the popular culture views American Christians in 2014, its hatred should not deter us in our Christian citizenship responsibilities. After all, Christian Americans and the message of Christ have given our nation promise and possibility throughout our history. True promise and possibility for our nation in the future comes from the same.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A FUTURE OF AMERICAN PROMISE AND POSSIBILITY THAT STEMS FROM CHRIST HIMSELF. After all, he is the only source of true promise and possibility.