A friend of mine sent me an email directing me to an on-line poll/petition to keep "In God We Trust" on US Currency. I had a bit of an epiphany right there on the spot and this was my response back to him...
With all that Jesus had to say about money...about where our true treasure is, the love of money...how hard it is for a rich man to enter heaven, etc, etc, I'm growing more and more inclined to think that God/Jesus abhor the idea that their name IS on money.
Here is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi:
"I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. The materialism of affluent Christian countries appears to contradict the claims of Jesus Christ that says it's not possible to worship both Mammon and God at the same time."
...and we...you and I both are VERY rich indeed. Does that concern you?
Our supposed "christian" nation is not, and I'd be surprised if even 20% of the people in churches are truly saved. We need real world, honest persecution in the American church. It's coming and it's going to be very hard...but it won't be difficult to know the saved from the unsaved from the false convert.
Removing "In God We Trust" is not persecution, neither is having the manger scene removed from public display...not even the removal of the Ten Commandments from public court buildings. What is "real" persecution? Check out The Voice of the Martyrs for some ideas.
Who is Jesus? How can I be more like Him?
Working out my salvation with fear and trembling one day, one argument, one verse, one sermon, one sin, one step, one person, one fight, one struggle, one praise, one heart beat AT A TIME.
"If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for." - CH Spurgeon