“American Christian …” My newest book

American Christian: A Treatise of Spiritual, Cultural and Political Discernment, my newest book, is now on sale at Amazon. I hope you will add it to your library as an indispensable tool for discernment.

Why the title, American Christian ?

I came up with the title because American Christians are unique in the world. What is this uniqueness? They must not only know their Bible to serve the Lord effectively, but should also understand the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to defend freedom and liberty in America.

God blessed America with a spirit of courage and abundance. Because America’s has turned its back on God, fear and corruption dominate. I believe our nation is in the shadow of God’s righteous anger as most of her citizens and leaders reject Jesus.

God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians must rebuke the notion that we will politic our way out of this situtation with a new president or congress. What the USA needs is repentance and a return to Christ.

From the introduction:

America is amid a vast spiritual war. In war, one must be battle-ready to fight effectively. In this spiritual war, the Christian must always be vigilant in order to stand against the schemes of the devil carried out by human pawns. American Christian pp. 3

It’s not only compromised politicians, educators, journalists, judges, and Hollywood who are the devil’s human pawns. We can also include friends and loved ones walking in darkness. Keep in mind anyone who rejects Jesus is, by default, a pawn of the devil.

When Jesus first sent out the disciples, what did He tell them?

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”–Matthew 10:16 (New King James Version)

Wolves are ravenous, hunt in packs and are natural predators to sheep. This is the world to the Christian. We can only prevail in our call through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why Christians must be in daily, fervent prayer to the Heavenly Father.

Amid this, Jesus tells us to be shrewd in using worldly institutions such as radio, television, the internet, and social media to accomplish our mission. In Christ , we are able to take what was meant for subversion and use it for the kingdom of heaven. We are to do so with gentleness and the the utmost integrity, hence the term “harmless as doves”.

American Christian is one reference to aid this shrewdness by understanding the lies and falsehoods fed to us as truth by the world. I provide the reader with pithy , straightforward chapters that are easy to digest. My goal is to engage the reader to consider aspects of Christianity, culture and politics they may not have given much thought about.

Discernment is a spiritual gift from God that enables us, in His power, to tell truth from lies, right from wrong and light and darkness. If you do not have this spiritual gift, all you need to do pray and ask.

If you like my newest book, American Christian, please leave a review on Amazon and share with your friends. American Christian will also make a nice Christmas gift.

My first book, No Christian Man is an Island: Leading the Spiritual Quest in America’s Culture Wars , is also available at Amazon for your reading pleasure.


Welcome to the Discerning Pundit

Thank you for visiting the Discerning Pundit, my first and hopefully successful attempt in the blogosphere

First and foremost I am a Christian. My Lord and Savior is Jesus Christ who died for my sins on the cross, was resurrected three days later and sits at the right hand of God. I am the author of the book, No Christian Man is an Island and I have written columns for The American Thinker. My background is in broadcast journalism.

So why the name Discerning Pundit? Discernment is an important spiritual gift from God that blesses us with the ability tell right from wrong and good from evil. Discernment also helps to distinguish truth from lies.

My goal is to present spiritual , cultural and political topics from a Christian point of view. This is not the place to be if you think Christians need to show how nice and inoffensive they are.

Truth is the focus. Not subjective truth that everyone believes they possess in this day and age, but truth measured with the word of God.

America is in a weakened state, because corruption is running rampant. None of our institutions have resisted this onslaught. This is because the country has turned from God.

What America needs is revival. We need to return to God.

Secondarily, Americans need to learn their founding documents, specifically, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The former document declares that our rights come from God and not from man. The latter document describes our system of limited federal government where most of the power resides in the people and the individual states.

For far too long, people have farmed out the responsibility of their freedom to others. Recent events over the past two years have begun to jar people awake to the spiritual state of our nation.

It is my hope that this blog will aid in the effort of opening more Americans’ eyes.

We’ll see where the Lord leads with this blog. In the meantime I welcome your comments.

Dex Bahr