As we celebrate the Fourth of July, it is a good time to reflect on the proper perspective a Christian should have on his or her nation. In particular, now is the perfect time to reflect on the proper perspective an American Christian should have on the United States of America.

A good place to start is to analyze a popular refrain from Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA in which he declares that he is “proud to be an American.” That statement evokes a lot of emotion in Americans from across the social and political spectrum. Some Americans embrace the sentiment; others reject it.

Which is right? Should an American Christian be proud? Ashamed? Somewhere in-between?

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