"Is America a Christian Nation?"
A June 2008 sermon by Lon Solomon, Senior Pastor, McLean Bible Church (McLean, VA)
Being a pastor myself, I thought I'd start a periodic series of posts here at American Creation, which I'll call "From the Pulpit." These will be sermons (either video, audio, or transcript) preached from America's pulpits today concerning America's origins.
While I do not necessarily endorse all of the views expressed in all the sermons I'll be posting, I'll be picking sermons with which I'm in GENERAL agreement and which I feel will provoke some good discussion.
Our first message in this series then is...
"Is America a Christian Nation?" by Rev. Lon Solomon
This message, preached by the pastor of the largest evangelical church in the Washington, DC area, argues that the United States is NOT a "Christian nation" but that it was fundamentally shaped by Christian leaders and principles. Lon Solomon doesn't spend all his time on the past, however. He argues that Christian principles should be brought to bear in the public square today.
I warn you that Pastor Solomon doesn't exactly avoid controversy. He gets into abortion, gay rights, education, etc. I'm sure it will spark some discussion. But, that's a good thing. I appreciate it when a pastor speaks boldly.
To listen to Pastor Solomon's message, please click here.