I have seen Christian blogs celebrating the fourth, so I won’t do that. It’s be done. Rather, I’ll stick the Book and congratulate the nation on yet another anniversary if its rebellion (a sin like unto witchcraft) against its rulers which were to be found in Great Britain.
Like it or not, if you stick to the Book, you cannot help but believe that the people are not fit to rule (the majority is never right, and if they happen to be right, they aren’t being honest), which is what we have in America. Like it or not, if you stick to the Book, you cannot find anyplace where God says it is okay to cast off the leadership over you–whether in family, slavery, employment, or nationality–but this is precisely what the Founding Fathers did.
America got its start with rebellion. Incidentally, so did Satan and the human race. At least the pattern is holding.
Forget the romanticized, noble accounts of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” in the early days of the nation. Where were the Christians crying out that a nation starts on the wrong foot if that foot’s first step is on the limb of rebellion?
And why have Christians since then so easily forgotten that rebellion is a sin, and every July 4, that rebellion is celebrated. A nation gives us a little bit of freedom, and we use it as a license to and endorsement of sin? May it not be so!
I’m posting this a few hours after the fourth to give you a year to think about these things, and so I don’t ruin anyone’s fun. Or maybe it’s because I completely forgot I should blog about the event. Either way, if you are a Christian and you still hold any pretense of being patriotic in any way other than honoring leadership and obeying the law, I implore you to go to the Scriptures and find out what they say about government and the believer’s allegiances.