A Christian Nation/State
God has a plan for nations, states, governments, and countries. It’s called the Ten Commandments. It’s really simple. The Ten Commandments are not personal moral goal for individuals — they are the legal and moral code for entire nations. The Ten Commandments are the foundation for law, philosophy, morality and government for nation/states.
If that nation endorses that Law, propagates that Law, takes seriously that law, and comports itself in accordance with that Law, that nation/state shall be blessed.
If that nation forsakes that law, out of ignorance, fear, backsliding, or rebellion, that nation will be cursed.
Deuteronomy 28 tells of the blessings and the curses of that Law. No nation is exempt for this law — it is a Law designed for ALL NATIONS.
This is the foundation of the Hebrew history since Moses. All the prophets wrote in terms of Deuteronomy 28. The prophets were not soothsayers — they were not Edgar Cayce’s nor Nostradamus’s. They spoke (professed, prophesied) expressly in terms of what was already written — the Hebrew Scriptures. As they were calling down doom an destruction, it was done strictly within the terms of what had already been laid down — the Ten Commandments and the blessings and the curse in Deuteronomy 28.
Doom fore-told was doom pre-told — in Deuteronomy 28 under the curses.
God either showed the prophet the curse that would come in terms of Deuteronomy 28, or the blessing that would come in terms of Deuteronomy 28.
Every time a prophet (Jeremiah, Amos, etc) called out God’s punishment on wickedness, this was not the calling out of individual sin — it was calling out the rejection by a nation — a blood line — of God’s Law. It was corporate judgement for corporate judgement of corporate rebellion.
Nothing is simpler that this.
Without understanding this, no one can understand the Law or the Prophets.
Jesus said “Do not think I came to abolish that Law or the Prophets!”
Why did he say this in his very first sermon? Because he knew the Church would act to abolish the Law and the Prophets! This was both a prophesy and a warning.
Jesus IS the Law. Jesus never rejected the Law, even with he woman accused of adultery. Jesus did not say “oh, yeah, about that Law — never mind that — I’m doing away with that.”
No. What did he do?
Jesus told the accusers — “Throw stones are her!” Yes, he did. He said “those of you without sin stone her!” (Bet you never heard that in a sermon at church!)
No matter how you read this, there is nothing from which you can say that God did away with the Law. Those who would teach such are the least in the kingdom of heaven.
The Law is a blessing for those who use it lawfully. It is the legal and moral guide in time in history for nation/states. This is the whole Gospel — this is what Jesus was calling for when he said “disciple (bring discipline to) the nations!” This is far more than the truncated Gospel of individual salvation — it is calling entire nations to serve Jesus Christ.