The Result of Deconstructionism and Poststructuralism is
THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM
“The LORD has declared today that you are his people, his own special treasure, just as he promised, and that you must obey all his commands. 19 And if you do, he will set you high above all the other nations he has made. Then you will receive praise, honor, and renown. You will be a nation that is holy to the LORD your God, just as he promised.” – Deuteronomy 26:18-19 NLT
From the verse above we can observe Yahweh’s intentions for the nation of Israel. He was saying that when a people follow His laws and commands collectively, that they would rise above all other nations. Rather profound, don’t you think?
Regrettably, the greatest casualty of the joint influence of Deconstructionism and Poststructuralist is American Exceptionalism—the belief that America is blessed and enjoys unprecedented stability, prosperity, and liberty as a result of the institutions and policies produced by unique ideas such as God-given inalienable rights, self-government, individualism, limited government, full Republicanism, and an educated and virtuous citizenry. I believe that God has blessed America. America is an exceptional nation. This exceptionalism encompasses her great diversity of race, ethnicity, and religion, and it has benefited every American. But now, following several decades of Deconstruction and Poststructural indoctrination in education and politics, American Exceptionalism is no longer recognized, understood, or venerated. To the contrary, many American political officials now feel compelled to apologize to the world for America; they are conscious of our flaws but seem ignorantly oblivious to our matchless benefits and opportunities.
As a college student at OSU majoring in history, my professors were down right anti-America. I still remember one history professor who was so hostile to America that he told us to pick up arms and overthrow the government with force. By the way his last name was Adolf.☺ He was a publically paid professor with my parents paying him with their tax dollars to indoctrinate us.
The Pilgrims vision for an exceptional nation was grounded in the knowledge that God’s principles, when applied collectively, would prosper a nation and allow that nation to be a light to other nations.
In 1620, when the Mayflower anchored off the coast of Cape Cod, William Brewster led the first Pilgrims in Psalm 100 as a prayer of thanksgiving. After 2,750 miles traveling at an average speed of just under two miles per hour for sixty-six storm-tossed days, they reached the new world. Before they went on shore, however, they knew that they must develop a working charter of how to govern themselves. They penned the Mayflower Compact believing that God’s plan was to form a Christian self-government that would be the foundation for a future nation that would be for the Glory of God.
Thus, they started the Compact with these words, “In the name of God Amen.”…“Having undertaken, for the glory of God and the advancement of the Christian faith and Honor of our King, and Country,…”
What is so intriguing to me is that the Pilgrims who originally called themselves “Saints” believed the message of Christianity to be holistic and the principles would be effective and applicable for a free and accountable society. These biblical principles would not only benefit Christians but non-Christians as well.
They learned these biblical principles about self-government from Reverend John Robinson while the pilgrims met as an underground Church in Holland. This faithful man of God inspired his fellow congregants to touch the heart of God, trained them to think the thoughts of God, and helped them practice the government of God in their homes, churches, and civil compacts.
America Exceptionalism has been the result of the Judeo Christian ethic meshed into our national documents. What God expected from the nation of Israel reveals to me that any nation that practices God’s commandments, statutes, and precepts can flourish above any nation.
In 1 Peter 2:9 God calls us a “holy nation.” This title is referring to Israel for this was God’s plan for them. This will be fulfilled in the millennium.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9 ESV
However, at this time it seems that we can apply this to the workings of the church in the sense that we can influence a society as salt and light (Matthew 5:13, 14). Everywhere that God’s people are present and they attempt to obey God’s commandments and laws, there is a positive impact on that society in every discipline of that culture.