Dear Christian, God isn’t on your side. Regardless of your gut reaction to that statement, please read on. There is no end to the mischief that has been done in the name of God. For example, we fight wars believing God is on our side. And perhaps that seems like a logical conclusion to make when we are fighting against foreign nations and the followers of other gods.
But what happens when those lined up against us, also happen to be our brothers and sisters in Christ? Take the American Civil War. Two sides, largely (though not exclusively) populated by followers of Jesus, killing each other. Both sides believing firmly that God was on their side.
During the US civil war Abraham Lincoln met with a group of ministers for a prayer breakfast. Lincoln was not a church-goer but was a man of deep, if at times unorthodox, faith. At…
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