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Defining a Christian Patriot


Op-ed by David T. Crum

In the history of the United States, Christianity has always been a fundamental component. Those familiar with Pilgrim and Puritan studies know that religious and political freedom drove American settlement.

In the past, a Christian patriot was the ancestral norm for the majority of Americans. Although America has become a melting pot of cultures, traditions, and religions, the inseparable connection to liberty, justice, and freedom derived from the Christian worldview still leaves a lasting stamp that nobody can erase. 

It is hard to fathom that a Christian patriot is now considered by many on the left as an alt-right, right-wing extremist. More staggering is the attempt to connect Patriotic Christians to terroristic labels because they adhere to the nation’s founding principles and view the Scriptures as the literal, infallible Word of God. Believers affirm morality, and the standards of righteousness derive only from the Lord and not liberal politicians who ridicule the Scriptures and ideals of living sought by followers of Christ. 

Believers should proudly accept the title Christian patriot as the Puritans embraced their name, though initially formed as an insult. A Christian patriot is an individual who first and foremost follows their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This…

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