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Friday, May 13, 2016

Historian Tackles the Claim That ‘God Made a Special Covenant Relationship With America.’ Here’s How He Responds.

A history professor is backing recent comments from Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who has claimed that America is not a Christian nation in the sense that many believe it to be.

“If what you mean by that is that a nation in which most of the people profess to be Christians, then, certainly, the United States of America was — and is — a Christian nation, based upon that sociological definition of a ‘Christian nation,’” Moore recently said.
 
He continued, drawing a distinction, “What they mean is the idea that God was in covenant with the United States of America in order to bless the United States of America as a special people, as a new Israel, as a group of people covenanted under Christianity. And the answer to that is, clearly, ‘No.’” READ MORE