Saturday, September 30, 2006

The Myth Of A Christian Nation > Central Thesis

Gregory A. Boyd, the Author of "The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church", writes,
"My thesis which caused such an uproar, is this: I believe a significant segment of American evangelicalism is guilty of nationalistic and political idolatry, to a frightful degree, I think, evangelicals fuse the kingdom of God with a preferred version of the kingdom of the world (whether it's our national interests, a particular form of government, a particular political program, or so on). Rather than focusing our understanding of God's Kingdom on the person of Jesus- who incidentally, never allowed himself to get pulled into the political disputes of his day- I believe many of us American evangelicals have allowed our understanding of the Kingdom of God to be polluted with political ideals, agendas, and issues."

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