Having lived in two countries in the 60 years of my life gave me a view of two different nations, the United States and the Philippines. I have seen the abundance in the US and the life in the Philippines. I will have to admit God bless America but how about the Philippines and the world ? Certainly God is a fair God and an equal opportunity blessor.
Let us look at this from a Christian point of view. Israel where Jesus came from should be the most blessed,would you think? Israel from history was under the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, the Romans. not to mention the Egyptians. So from this God did not play favorite.
Going back to America, why did God bless America ? Again from the Christian point of view, this nation spread Christianity by sending missionaries and printing Bibles like United Kingdom did. But how about Italy, Spain and Portugal ? Did they not spread Christianity too ?
Italy, Spain and Portugal to my knowledge spread Catholicism to the world. I do not know how the Orthodox Christianity spread but it did too.
How about China , Korea, Japan, India ,Burma, indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Africa, Brazil,etc ?also Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka,Russia, the rest of Europe, Mexico, Antarctica, etc.?
This is getting to be complicated and I seem to be far from getting the answer and somehow I have to give answer to the title of this blog otherwise the readers will be upset that I wasted their time.
I believe here is the answer and it is found in the Bible : John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I will leave it to the readers to decide whether God played favorites or not.
irving Berlin, an outspoken American patriot. Too old to fight in WWII, showed his support for the troops by writing several patriotic songs such as This is the Army, and traveling to entertain troops overseas. He originally wrote God Bless America in 1918, but did not publish it. In 1938 he revised the lyrics and the music, and then published it as a prayer that the U.S. would triumph over Hitler, and that there would come an end to the Nazi cruelty towards the Jewish people.
But he is no respecter of persons, or in this case countries! May God Bless His people..all over the world!...And HE DOES!