We have heard and been taught that the USA is a "Christian" Nation founded on "Christian" principles. The USA was founded on "Christian" principles but that does not mean that the USA is a Theocracy, even though many have tried to make it into one. Don't miss understand me, I do believe that "Christian" principles were our founding principles for our Constitution and they should be our guide but also know that all the decisions that are made in government will not align completely with Scripture. The reason being is that not everyone in a position in government is a "Believer"; as a matter of fact, in the time we live in I would suggest that in today's society the majority are not "Christian". There may be the proclamation that one is a "Christian" but the pronouncement to being a "Christian" does not make one so! A vibrant and life-changing relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son is the true definition of a "Born Again Christian". In society and in the church today there are many that want to "claim" to be a "Follower-of-Christ" but it is in word only! We live in a society where "Christianity" is an easy term to be tossed around but it is not an indicator of most people's life. The even worse state is that many that are sitting in the church seats have so disconnected their faith from their daily life that they can claim to be a "Christ Follower" but it does not affect the person that they would vote for as their Leader in Government or affect their life in such a way that they would suppress an abhorrent lifestyle. If you are a "Christian" then everything and every part of your life should be governed by your relationship with HIM. Too many "Christian" have let their personal comfort or feelings (i.e. economy, anger toward the government, sexual identification, etc.) to become their guide for the political candidate that they are supporting, the rule of law, but also they are allowing those same feeling to become their guide in the church.
The Church must run counter to society because society will never be governed by the Scripture!! If the two are not in direct conflict with each other then the world has made its way into the church rather than the other way around!! If our life as a "Christian" is not running in conflict to society then we have allowed the ways of society to enter our life and therefore we are not walking in fellowship with the Word of God and in turn we are not walking with the Lord. The early church was called to be separate from the world, yet in the church today too many times we are looking for ways to integrate things of the world into it to be more attractive. If the church is attractive to the world then it may be an indicator that there is not a difference between the two. The church should not attract people to the it; the Gospel and the world seeing a difference in the church should be what attracts others to the church and in turn to the Lord. If you ever wonder "should the preaching be softer or stronger" the world says "softer/easier on the ear" but that moves the church toward the world rather than closer to the Lord. Scripture tells us, "In the last days there will group together teachers that speak to their itching ears". We must know that it is always safe to move farther from the world and then you can have confidence that you are moving closer to the Lord!!