5 Biggest Blind Spots of American Christians

blindersEvery generation of Christians has blind spots.

Every nation has blind spots.

As discussed in my previous post, blind spots come with worldviews. It is only through the help of the Holy Spirit, the Bible and others who can see what we cannot see, do we overcome blind spots.

Blind spots are not sin. They are an inability to see something is wrong or, more commonly, the inability to see clearly the extent to which something is wrong.

With that said, here are what I believe to be 5 of the biggest blind spots of modern day America Christians:

1.  Divorce. What do you mean? Most Christian believe divorce is wrong. Right, but if Christians saw divorce the way God does–he hates it (Malachi 2:16)–it would be much rarer. Divorce wrecks families, makes both parties poorer and increases the chances children will become criminals, drug abusers, have unwanted pregnancies and unsuccessful marriages.

2.  Materialism. If materialism was not a blind spot for American Christians, Christians would not be in debt and the prosperity Gospel would never have taken off like it did.

3.  Nationalism. Patriotism is not nearly as important as American Christians tend to make it. 

4.  Debt. American Christians earn more money than any Christians in history, yet they are deeper in debt, and they don’t see much of a problem with it.

5.  Universalism. If you are over 40, you probably don’t see this as a problem. This is a blind spot of the younger generation, it’s a logical result of post-modernism. and it will become a problem for the American Church in general over the next 10 – 20 years as the younger generation moves into positions of leadership.

 Worldviews are based on presuppositions and presuppositions are more often caught than taught. That’s why it’s imperative to make reading the Bible a daily habit and be transformed by the renewing of one’s mind. (Rom. 12:1-2). GS