As followers of Jesus, there is one great sociological fact that we must deal with. It’s this: we live in the world’s richest, most powerful country. It doesn’t matter whether we like it or not. It doesn’t matter whether we’re glad about it or sad about it. It’s a fact of life.
The United States of America has a bigger, more powerful military than any other. It has about 1.3 million troops on active duty, with another 865,000 in reserve. It has over 13,000 aircraft and 275 large ships and submarines. As if this were not enough, the U.S. also has 6,550 nuclear weapons.
- Luke 2:8 - 20