What is Being an American?
Is being an American determined by our birth place, our race, our religion, our gender, our culture, our beliefs, our taxes, our finances, our families, or our ownership in land? So many people living in America are determined to take a stand with their opinions speak their views that are dominated from a platform of one these areas. They forget a basic right that founded our country as one nation, one God, with Liberty and Justice for All. This definition includes on language that is a universal communication that does not have a male/female connection to the words. This definition does not define God to be a particular religion or denomination. This definition does not define ALL with a particular culture, race, or gender. Our nation today is made up of such a diversity of bloodlines that to say a person is a certain race or a certain nationality does not hold value anymore. To say that we have a majority or a minority that gets special governmental help does not hold value either if we want to uphold the freedom of liberty and justice for all. There are very few pure blooded people of any race in America to establish quality identity of distinction that to make a census issue is not bringing unity to this country. As Christians we have a responsibility to uphold our belief in Scripture that defines the body of Christ as one with many members. Each member is unique and equal value and respect should be given that not all were created to be of the same body part. However, if you have ever stubbed your big toe, then you know that the whole body is affected. "For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me I warn everyone among you not to estimate and think of himself more highly than he ought [not to have an exaggerated opinion of his own importance], but to rate his ability with sober judgment, each according to the degree of faith apportioned by God to him. For as in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use, So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another]." Christians have a responsibility to set an example from their beliefs to bring unity to America as one nation without trying to push a particular doctrine, but give respect that there is only one God, and His name is not Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Islam, or any other religious nation. When one race, religion, gender, state, or belief system tries to make a statement that does not apply for all, then we spend tax payers' rights of being an American in disillusionment that we truly are a country built on a foundation of one nation under one God. God is not mocked or jealous if some refer to Him as the God of Buddha, Islam, Muslim, Hindu, American Indian, or Christian. The foundation of His identity in the many religions is that He is God of all. As Christians, we have a responsibility to uphold our belief in this according to the Scripture Paul wrote to the Ephesians, "One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all."
As believers in Christ Jesus, we have a responsibility to be the manifestation of our Heavenly Father releasing His character nature, and LOVE to those that do not know Him as Father, but simply as God. This is God's universal language that crosses the boundaries of race, religion, cultures, genders, educational levels, politics, and family issues. When God wanted to stop men from building their own beliefs, He did not need to send missiles or atomic bombs. He just simply caused confusion in their ability to communicate creating an atmosphere of a lot of talk, but no power. Did you know that in order to be a pilot or traffic controller in any country communicating over international air space requires speaking the universal English language? The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) believes in improving communication between pilots and air traffic controllers. Improved communication helps reduce accidents where a lack of English is a contributory factor. The ICAO requires English to be spoken by all non-native English speaking pilots and traffic controllers to be able to operate flights over international airspace environments. The emphasis on speaking, listening and understanding English in all contexts in which communication occurs is necessary. If this is the logic we have to fly over international airspace, should not we consider since America is a country built on international bloodlines that we build our strength and power from a foundation of one language that is universal for all and not on the individual issues of what is best for self? If we want religious freedom and speech, then we must give respect of equality. If taxes are the way to go to bring income for public funding, then all should pay taxes that live in America. If politicians are making laws for Americans, then they should be living and abiding under those same laws. If they are declaring the rich to give to the poor, then they should be the first to give their money and live without a paycheck, or fringe benefits of politics. If leadership in diverse religions believes that God is supreme and ruler, then they should be the first to be humble not causing separation in race, cultures, or genders. If the truth behind creating a Mosque next to ground zero is religious freedom alone, then let ground zero be a foundation for all religious freedoms in the unity of peace and love worshipping God according to the individual religions.
America must be redefined as one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all for us speaking from one universal language to move forward as an example for other countries allowing the spirit of America's fathers to be heard, "Let Freedom Ring." Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. Unity begin with our hearts united in one accord filling our atmosphere with God's love singing the famous words of Samuel Francis Smith in America the Beautiful: "My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring!" Unity begins one person at a time changing the atmosphere of where they are planted in America to become a tree in that environment which grows and blossoms with fruitreleasing liberty and justice for all. Fruit that has a spiritual nutrition identified as: "love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]." Palm trees in Florida do not grow in Wyoming or Kansas but other trees do grow in these states. America needs all the many different trees in each state to release just the right amount of oxygen in the atmosphere to sustain LIFE across this country. This oxygen must have the same chemical combination for all Americans or else we will see death of her people. We have the ability to bring LIFE back to America by the atmosphere of LIFE we create with our thoughts and words. The government and laws of this country cannot create this kind of fruit. Neither can Christian denominations, religions, genders, races, cultures, money, or education. This fruit is created from the heart that is identified with "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." When we love God with all that we are allowing His love to reciprocate, then we are equipped to love others as God loves us. "For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son." This brings us to the golden rule, "As you would like and desire that men would do to you, do exactly so to them."