Quoting the Holy Bible is now grounds to be dismissed from the inauguration of the President of the United States as was Atlanta Pastor Louie Giglio.
This journalist says the Bible is filled with things that "no one in America believes" and that "no one accepts all the teachings of the Bible, no one" (6:19 mark in video).
Although much of Mr. O'Donnell's rhetoric may be accurate, I disagree with "no one in America believes" and "no one accepts all the teachings".
How can any man know the heart, mind and beliefs of every American, every Christian?
As an American, believing God exists and the Holy Bible is the true word of God is not the hard part for me. The hard part was believing I needed God. Yes, learning to love and trust Him, surrendering my will to Him and be obedient to His instructions, those precepts were my greatest adversity.
Letting go of American culture of the pride of self-sufficiency, independence, individualism and intellect was much more difficult, and is a constant daily struggle.
For me, believing is not near as difficult as is relying on His power, trusting His grace, being obedient to His word and staying engaged with Him. These choices and actions seem to be where the great war for my heart and soul take place.
It is no wonder Americans' despise religion, we don't like authority and we don't like being told how we are supposed to live. Fortunately, history has shown there are consequences of rejecting God's authority... and history does repeat itself...