One of the great experiments in regards to nationality is the American Experiment. The American Experiment is unique because of its intentionality to bring people from all walks of life, from every nation, under the banner of a single flag and purposefully invite people to our country from all kinds of other nations who would make up a union called the United States of America.

This Experiment brought people together who would pledge allegiance to a single flag even though their backgrounds were different, unique, and dissimilar. Many of our citizens acknowledge their differences by connecting their original heritages to their current nationality with terms like Irish American, Swedish American, Polish American, African American, or Hispanic American. The introductory phrase references the uniqueness, but the last term acknowledges the unity. As an individual citizen, whatever I am regarding culture, history, background, or previous location, I am under the American banner.

This experiment was an attempt to have a union consisting of United States even though the people seeking to be unified were totally different. What the American Experiment represents from a cultural, historical, and geographical perspective to this nation, the church of Christ was meant to be for the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords: People with different perspectives from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities, all pledging allegiance to the cross.

“After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.” (Revelation 7:9)

In Christ,
Jonathan Anderson