Church or State?

normal-1In 2009, President Obama, on a presidential trip to Turkey, announced to the world that Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”   Wallbuilders has a great article discussing this in depth.  I, and millions more, disagree with President Obama.  We were, and still are a Christian Nation.  Unfortunately, there is a growing trend toward paganism and secularism for many Americans and, if left  unchecked, I believe that trend will continue to bring an end to our liberties.  William Penn rightly said “If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants.”  We are very near the latter today.

Separation of Church and State has been the drumbeat of the ACLU the past several decades. However, as the Separation of Church and State article demonstrates, that is not our historical legacy.  Nor is it a phrase found in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. It was introduced and  made the law of the land through 20th century judicial activism and morally corrupt justices legislating from the bench through Case Law.

However, the phrase “separation of church and state” does appear in an atheist document called the Humanist Manifesto.  Here is a quote from their “statement of faith”  “The separation of church and state and the separation of ideology and state are  imperatives” (Humanist Manifesto II, 1973).  The operative phrase here is “are imperatives.”  This “imperitive” continues to be made manifest in courts throughout the USA.  As our religious freedoms are being stripped away one by one, so are our other freedoms as well.

James Madison said “The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”   Since the 1960s America has been on a fast track of moral decline.  Secular Humanists talk about morality and ethics without the Bible and without God.  What they fail to acknowledge is that apart from God’s Word, there is no standard of morality.  We have seen the “fruits” of “morality” that comes from humanistic values: sexual promiscuity, substance abuse, homosexuality, bi-sexuality, other various sexual perversions, abortion, euthanasia, prolific pornography, extreme “wacko” environmentalism, globalism, evolution, and the list of humanistic decadence and debauchery goes on and on.  In short, breaking the 10 Commandments is the rule of humanistic law.

Since 1776, America has weathered trials of all sorts and is today the one worldwide superpower left standing.  However, she is very close to losing that status with the economic and religious state we are in.  America needs to return to the God who has blessed here since 1776: the God of the Bible.  We need a nationwide spiritual revival to retain our liberties and freedoms. 

2 Chronicles 7:14 says “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  Okay Christians (called by HIS name), you have a clarion call right from God’s Word. Let’s do it!

~Samuel Lawrence~