Our God is a jealous God and is unlikely to look favorably upon idolatry even when it is put to good service. While we should be as tolerant of civil religion as we are of other beliefs, we should be cautious about submitting to it ourselves. That is not to say that we can't say the Pledge or listen to a non-sectarian prayer and think of the one true God. But we should keep in mind that this fight over ceremonial deism isn't our fight and the "god" of America's civil religion is not the God who died on the Cross.Read the rest here.
April 24, 2014
Joe Carter on Civil Religion