Is There a Wholesome Alternative to Christian Nationalism?

"Miller is well suited to explain why Christian nationalism, though not 'something to be scared of,' is certainly something Christians should reject." - C.Today

752 reads

There are 5 Comments

JD Miller's picture

Until we agree on a definition the discussion is pointless.  If I were confident that Miller and Green had the same definition of Christian Nationalism, then this article would make more sense.  Until that is clear then it seems to be creating needless division amongst believers to score political points.  That approach can also be damaging to the cause of Christ.

dgszweda's picture

A wholesome alternative?

 

Yes, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God".  We replace Trump with Jesus Christ our King.   

JD Miller's picture

Is support for Trump one of the definitions of Christian Nationalism now?  Is it possible for someone to be a Christian Nationalist without supporting Trump?  If someone promotes theonomy or dominion theology but not Trump are they a Christian Nationalist?  If someone is simply patriotic and believes that we should focus on legislation that strengthens the United States so that we are in a better position to help others and that person is also a Christian, are they a Christian Nationalist?

Dave White's picture

JD Miller wrote:
 If someone is simply patriotic and believes that we should focus on legislation that strengthens the United States so that we are in a better position to help others and that person is also a Christian, are they a Christian Nationalist?

Resoundingly NO!

Nothing wrong w American exceptionalism either! There are better and worse countries. Who could possibly put the United States and a country like say Somalia on the same plane! There's a reason immigrants flock here!

 

JD Miller's picture

Nothing wrong w American exceptionalism either! There are better and worse countries. Who could possibly put the United States and a country like say Somalia on the same plane! There's a reason immigrants flock here!

The problem is that if you are a Christian and believe in American exceptionalism there will be those who call you a Christian Nationalist- especially if you held your nose and voted for Trump.