A recent poll of the hundred or so board members of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) found most denying America is a Christian nation.

“Much of the world refers to America as a Christian nation, but most of our Christian leaders don’t think so,” explained NAE President Leith Anderson in a news release. “The Bible only uses the word ‘Christian’ to describe people and not countries. Even those who say America is a Christian nation admit that there are lots of non-Christians and even anti-Christian beliefs and behaviors.”

About 68 percent agreed America is not Christian while 32 said it is, according to the June 2012 Evangelical Leaders Survey. Both pro and con agreed America is a missions field.

“America is one of the world’s great mission fields that the Church has been called to reach in this generation,” said George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God denomination, which is one of NAE’s largest member churches, if not the largest, with over 2 million members.

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