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"God & country" Continued...

Issue: "Don't fence me out," April 21, 2007

As a Christian and as an American, I believe that God has superintended our affairs and blessed us in supernatural ways. These blessings were undeserved. A blessing by definition is an undeserved gift. These blessings are given by the grace and mercy of God and are not in any way, shape, or form deserved or earned by anyone or any generation.

WORLD: So when are we on God's side?

LAND: We were on God's side when we defended the world against two of the greatest tyrannies that humankind has ever produced, namely Nazism and Japanese militarism. We were on God's side when we developed and led the free world to a policy of containment of the expansionist designs of the "evil empire" known as the Soviet Union. God is an ardent anti-Communist. In resisting that particularly pernicious evil, we were doing God's work. Did we always do it God's way? No. Did we do it perfectly without blemish and without any selfish motive? Of course not. Nevertheless, I believe that we were on the side of the angels in the Cold War.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

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