Religion And Politics
This portion of the website will deal with politics as it pertains to Christians in America because the site is geared toward Christians in particular and everyone else by extension. I feel that I must express this so everyone understands my position clearly. Much of what formed this nation started with Christians principles as evidenced in The Christian Life and Character of the Principle Institutions of the United States; a book that was buried in the archives of congress and found and reprinted after many, many years. There is a link to that book below.
If necessary, I will post scripture content to clarify why I stand for or against something. If any activism is encouraged through this site I will encourage peaceful assembly and/or through the use of petition as outlined in our Constitution. I believe Christians are to be involved in forming the way this nation goes by using whatever channels are available as long as these channels do not violate the Constitution or the higher laws of the God of scripture. My personal convictions are that the laws of God are vastly more important and beneficial than any other laws, and I will not violate them to appease our government or any person in any world government.
The Separation of Church and State Myth
The separation of church and state is something that liberals, atheists and others who are not Christians love to quote in their arguments against religion in general and Christianity in particular. Is there an amendment in our Constitution or is it written in any law of the United States of America that this separation exists or should exist? This page seeks to clear up any misunderstanding that might occur concerning this vitally important issue.
To start; let us examine the source of this "separation of church and state." Where did it come from? The answer is simple and should dissolve any argument dealing with it.
The phrase "separation of church and state" is derived from a letter written by President Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to Baptists from Danbury, Connecticut, and published in a Massachusetts newspaper soon thereafter. In English, the exact term is an offshoot of
the phrase, "wall of separation between church and state." In that letter, referencing the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Jefferson writes:
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."
It should be obvious here that Jefferson was not implying a wall should exist but rather he was stating that if the government should prohibit the free exercise of religion it would build a wall between church and state and the nation's government. That is not and it never was the intention of the founders of this nation.
The exact wording of the First Amendment
to the U. S. Constitution is as follows:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,or of the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
No prohibition means no prohibition in any venue of this nation. To do so would violate Christian freedom of speech and freedom of the Christian press. If that is permitted for any group or individual it can be permitted for all groups and individuals. In that case our nation would become tyrannical and no longer a Free Republic and we would be ruled by a despot or a few political elites. There must be at least one free and strong nation in the world as a stronghold against a world government where citizens become mere slaves with no rights. America is currently that stronghold and must be preserved. We MUST remain a government OF, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE. SO HELP US GOD!