Huckabee Still Wants to Take America `Back for Christ’

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Mike Huckabee says he won’t step away from his comments 10 years ago in which he urged fellow Southern Baptists to “answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ.” I’ve long thought that if Huckabee succeeds in getting the nomination, we had all better be prepared for the press (and Huckabee’s opponents) […]

  • Asinus Gravis

    One might have thought that a Dixie Baptist pastor would have known that this nation never did belong to “Christ”; nor did any other nation on the face of the earth.

    The Kingdom of God is not an earthly kingdom, but it is in sharp contrast to all earthly kingdoms. The Kingdom of God operates on a radically different recognition of what is important than does any political entity; it operates on different principles (active caring love, not the threat of force); it seeks different goals (the well-being of “the least of these,” not the economic success and security of the wealthy).

    The U.S.A. has never operated according to the goals, principles, or critria of value essential to the Kingdom of God.

    So, Huckabee’s statement betrays a serious misconception of American history, and a gross distortion of the gospel that Jesus taught and died for.