In an article entitled “Chris Pratt tells far left and far right to quit the divisiveness: ‘Under God we’re indivisible'”, the actor lectures both sides of the political spectrum, concerning the divided nation of the United States of America. In so doing he propagates falsehoods, that I have heard repeated in the churches I have pastored in.
Why the Christian Post continues to hold up Christ Pratt and what surrounds his life as worthy of Christian reporting in beyond me. The pledge of allegiance, no matter how much I like it (and I do), is not a divine doctrine, dogma, or creed.
When the pledge was first penned, by socialist minister Francis Bellamy in 1892, “one nation under god” was not include in the pledge. In fact, the phrase was not even in its second incarnation in 1923. It was not until President Eisenhower forced its insertion in 1954, that it began to be recited. In lieu of these facts, it’s not difficult to understand, why we are a divided nation. Not everyone in America believe or follows one true God.
Therefore, Pratt’s use of the Pledge coupled with the lie “we’re all children of God”, reiterates a false doctrine that cannot bring any real unity in or out the church.
Do we understand that we are not all children of God?
Romans 8:7 reveals all humanity, apart from Christ to be “at enmity against God” in our practice and thought. Ephesians 2:3-5 delineates that “all men are born children of wrath”—Colossians 3:6 that we are born “children of disobedience”.
The point is that we are not born children of God, by natural birth. Even our being created in His image is marred by sin, as Adam, brought forth children in “his own likeness (image)” as we discover in Genesis 5:3, after the fall in the Garden.
America, as with other nations, will never be united under the one true God, this side of Christ’s return, because all nations oppose Christ in the last days; and the United States will never be filled with only followers of Christ.
Pratt’s emotionalism, sounds nice, and is given in sincerity (I am assuming), but is a half-baked attempt to get democrats and republicans to get along, through religious appeal (not through truth). He would have done well to say to both sides, were not different, but all under sin, REPENT or PERISH.
That is definitely true, but would have fell on deaf ears, from a man who readily professes Christ, yet continues to lie for a living (as an actor), participating in and making films pushing life and behavior contrary to the word of God; all the while making millions of dollars.
The Christian Post, needs to stop propping this man up as a Christian, they are only hurting him and their readership. Let’s pray for Chris Pratt, who appears very sincere, that he might repent and escape the lies and false doctrine surrounding Him; that he would truly find satisfaction in Christ alone.