The Christian American Mind

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The Christian American
Mind in that Order

1.  The Christian Mind is the
Mind of Christ.

“Let this mind be in you which
was also in Christ…”
(Philippians 2:5)

2.  The American Mind standard
is Commager’s ‘The American
Mind” and other books of the
History of American thought.

“To be an American is of itself
almost a moral condition, an
education, and a career.”
Santayana
3.  ‘You’re out of your mind
some would say:  Many do not
realize, and even more want to
ignore it, that the word with
concepts of “mind” is used over
91 times in the Bible, 52 in the
New Testament.

4.  Some “MINDs” from the NT
are shown below.

5.  Later will be considered
Person’s 5 American Minds.

6.  Even as Truebood’s THE
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION is
the classic and standard on the
subject, so Commager’s THE
AMERICAN MIND is for the
standard for American Studies
and the History of American
Thought.


Samples of “Mind” in the New Testament

1.  Mind filled with love of God     ((Matthew 22:37-40)
“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
2.  Mind of fearful Loss         (Mark 5:15)
“And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and
had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.”
3.  Memory in the Mind         (Mark 14:72)
“And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that
Jesus said unto him,Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
And when he thought thereon, he wept.”
4.  A Startled Mind                 (Luke 1:26-30)
“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of
Galilee, named Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was
Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured,
the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind
what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear
not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.”
5.   The Doubting Mind       (Luke 12:27-30)
“Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say
unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is
cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of
doubtful mind.  For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and
your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.”
6.  Unbelieving Influences on the Mind       (Acts 14:1,2)
“And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the
synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews
and also of the Greeks believed.   But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the
Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.”

NOTE: Continued on Christian American Mind Two.

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