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As best as I can figure, "Christian nationalism" is a term used to inflict guilt upon Christians who believe that God should be central in American politics and social life.

It is no secret that many in our country don't actually like our country. On the contrary, they are trying to destroy it by defaming, defacing, and eradicating references to God, faith, and freedom. American liberalism views those who hold to traditional values and truths as dangerous racists and fascists. These labels (name-calling), like Christian nationalism, are used by liberals to intimidate traditionalists who want America to be like the founding father's intended: a government, though imperfect, that was established by God and exists for God to do justice for all.
This is an undeniable fact: the United States of America was founded on Christian principles and values. For Christians today to call the nation to return to these values is not something to be ashamed of; it is the only way to exist as a respectable, peaceful nation, something our founders knew well.

Let me interject by saying that government does not derive its power from the consent of the governed (even though some founders presented this idea). On the contrary, government is instituted by God and must, therefore, act as God's ambassadors in society, upholding his laws. "For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God" (Romans 13:1).

No government can exist apart from God and no government can uphold justice apart from the law of God. James Madison, one of America's founding fathers, knew this very well, for he wrote:

We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.

Additionally, the fact is proven that our nation was founded on Christian principles and values in the Declaration of Independence. Read below some of the lines from this historic document:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and other founders knew that God had established government to uphold God's principles and values, three of which are named: "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Sadly, our nation today has trampled on life, murdering babies for decades. Liberty has its foundations in the character of God who establishes government as the means of holding back evil that would seek to infringe upon the freedom of others. Lastly, what the writers meant by "the pursuit of happiness" was grounded in morality. The founders did not mean that God gave humans the right to pursue whatever made them happy. This would be against the very character of God. All in all, it is clear that our nation was founded upon Christian principles and values.

Lastly, take the Mayflower Compact. This document, a precursor to civil and social government order in the Colonies, is full of direct references to God. Not all the signers were even Christian, yet they all recognized God's role in government and government's responsibility to God. Below is the document in its entirety:

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together in a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620.
The first colonists knew that the government they were instituting was "for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith." If desiring to live according to these founding documents makes me a Christian nationalist, then so be it. I'm not ashamed of that label.

We must not grow cold to the Christin heritage of our nation, no matter how much pressure may come against us. For God and country, we must uphold the truth of God and never forget that God is King over all things, both the sacred and the secular.


“If you don’t want Christian nationalism, what other kind of nationalism do you want?…Or if it’s not the Christianity that’s the problem, is it the nationalism that’s the problem? If we don’t want nationalism, what do we want? Do we want globalism? ... [N]o thank you, please" (Pastor Voddie Baucham).