America is suffering from an identity crisis. We have lost our rightful Judeo-Christian identity by those who emphasize diversity while marginalizing our heritage. The new political correctness is to oppose Christianity and our Lord Jesus Christ. The new sport is to fight against Christian freedom of speech, while claiming you are exercising your free right to speak. Occupy Wall Street has lingered on as a weapon of liberal offence to gain sympathy towards the new breed of those indoctrinated to laziness; expecting nothing less than equality through entitlements. Their goal is to socialize your rewards of hard work while they redistribute their debt to you.
Problems For America
Our political structure has been reduced to a two-party system. Interestingly, the Republicans and Democrats operate more like yin and yang, which make up a whole circle. One will not operate without the other. Congress is no longer able to resolve their differences and work towards what’s best for our nation. Instead, more effort is extenuated by our representatives towards their election campaigns. The unconstitutional super committee which miserably failed to cut the deficit last fall, couldn’t agree on a few billion dollars in cuts out of a 15 trillion dollar deficit (?) Fortunately, Europe is in such bad financial shape from failed socialist policies that their debt has cast a shadow over our fifteen trillion dollar deficit. Needless to say the U.S. will oblige the world once again by backing plans to save Europe, and the world, through the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Our obligation to the IMF is approximately 20%. Since all we have is debt the only means by which we can add support is to print more money. Be prepared to pay more for goods
The church has lost its identity. A popular Mega church pastor has sold himself out to the world for money and notoriety by participating in a reality television show. Many in ministry try to identify with their righteous good works, such as this pastor. Isaiah called their righteousness “filthy rags.” Much of the church has also drifted backwards to identify with their Jewish roots. In past articles we discussed the Hebraic Roots Movement and its dangers and unscriptural teachings. Identity is important though. If we do not know and recognize our proper identity as Christians we will become confused. Once confused we will not know how to identify truth and become ripe for deception.
Every Christian must understand they have a perfect and righteous position in Christ Jesus. This was imputed unto us when we exhibited Faith in what Jesus has done for us at the Cross; He bore the debt (penalty) of sin on our behalf. He died in our place and satisfied the demands of the Law that were against us. “The wages of sin is death.”
The second aspect of the Cross is our identification with Christ Jesus in His Death on the Cross. Our “old man” has been crucified with Him. We were raised to a new Source of life, the Holy Spirit. We no longer identify with our old Adamic nature. “Old things are passed away (and) . . . all things are become new.” The new creation is now “accepted in the Beloved.” Our identity is with Christ. We are His. Knowing this, Christians should not fall prey to the temptation of referring to their old identities. There is no such a thing as a black or white Christian. There are no Jewish or Gentile Christians either. There is no rich and poor class of Christians. The bloodline eliminates any discrimination on any grounds! If you are saying to yourself, well you don’t understand my past, then I will tell you that as a Christian you have no past. “For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” It’s time we recognize our true identity. It’s time we live from our position and understand, “If you be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the Right Hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the Earth.” Your Saviour and elder brother has everything you need! “But my God shall supply all your need according to His Riches in Glory by Christ Jesus.” Knowing this you can say as Paul, “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.”
What’s Your Identity?
I felt the Presence of God as I wrote that last paragraph. We spend too much time distracted by the media as they try to bring a deeper division to our nation. Our opinions are shaped by the News commentators who eloquently speak their views, I should say, the views of their producers. We buy into the self-proclaimed representatives of American values that would destroy and separate us with a diversity axe. They gain access to our hearts through subtlety by having us forget our Judeo-Christian identity as a nation, and remind us that our diversity needs to be respected more than what brought us together. The abolition of slavery and its subsequent call to equal rights have been witnessed by most in our nation. Blacks have prospered in movies and music, business and education. Women have gained equality, and for that matter, even more equality than a man, in that she is given the right to decide if an unborn human life should live or die.
I can go on and on but one clear message is true if you are in Christ and His Blood has made you whole, He has brought us together. We are all fitly joined together in Him. If one section of the wall is missing the wall would not stand or could be easily breached. There’s no white section to the wall, or black section, or Christian Jewish section to Christ’s Body. We’re all just burnt stones held together by His Blood. We are all complete, in Him. Now, what do you identify with?