Some people struggle with the phrase “American exceptionalism.”
Our 44th president, Barack Obama, seemed uncomfortable with the concept when he said, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
In other words, everyone’s nation is special in their own eyes.
That’s true to a degree, but it’s also a fact that America’s founding was unique to history. Establishing our Constitutional republic amounted to a 5000 year leap in good government.
But there’s one more thing that makes us unique. What is it?
America’s exceptional faith.
It’s interesting how many people divide life into sacred and secular–as if “reality”” can be parceled into two different sectors.
For example, many writers on politics and world affairs rarely mention God, His principles or His purposes. They talk about political parties, issues, national affairs, and “worldly stuff” (secular)–as if God and His Kingdom don’t exist.
Others write about missions, prayer, world evangelism etc. and never seem to mention the things that are happening in the “world” that greatly affect these thrusts.
Here’s my perspective on the world–2018–from both a political and spiritual perspective. You can’t understand one without the other.
Secular Progressives are becoming increasingly irreverent in the United States.
Following the Las Vegas shooting, and more recently the Sutherland Springs massacre, some media elites and celebrities launched verbal tirades criticizing those who were praying for the victims. This was after Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, President Trump and others asked the nation for thoughts and prayers.
Prayers were welcomed and cherished in America for hundreds of years. Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt led the American nation in prayer over the radio the night before the D-Day invasion two generations ago.
So why are SPs whining today that prayer isn’t enough?
This Thanksgiving Week, I’m deeply thankful to God that prayer is more than enough.