state which endorses Christianity as the state religion
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A Christian state is a country that recognizes a form of Christianity as its official religion and often has a state church, which is a Christian denomination that supports the government and is supported by the government. Though many Christian states have turned secular and adopted the separation of Church and state, church organizations still have much influence in the institutions of these nations, include hospitals and schools with government funding.
- The only Christian nation in the world today is the one gathered “from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Rev. 5:9) to be addressed by its king. In his Great Commission, Jesus gave authority to the church to make disciples, not citizens; to proclaim the gospel, not political opinions; to baptize people in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, not in the name of America or a political party; and to teach everything that he delivered, not our own personal and political priorities. And he promised that his presence with us is something that the world can never take away.
- Michael Horton, "What Are Evangelicals Afraid of Losing?" (31 August 2018), Christianity Today
- Encyclopedic article on Christian state on Wikipedia