“America is exceptional.”
“America is specially blessed by God.”
“America has a particular purpose in God’s plan.”
If you’ve grown up in the US, especially her American churches, all of these are pretty common refrains you hear bandied about. They usually come up around election time, the Fourth of July, or on the National Day of Prayer, when we’re urged to pray for our nation’s “return” back to her God and her former holiness. Mike Huckabee recently released a free video entitled “One Nation Under God” in the “Learn our History” video series, promoting it on Facebook: “Sadly, not enough of our kids appreciate God’s love for America.”
Now, there are two different ways of taking these statements.
Over at Christ and Pop Culture (<—-link) I talk about how one of those two is basically a heresy.
Soli Deo Gloria