Bring America Back To Her Religious Roots
Part 2 – The Foundation
The 1st Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The church’s responsibility is to inform the public as to the qualifications required of our leaders. In Exodus 18:21, God spoke to Moses through the wise counsel of his father-in-law, Jethro, saying, “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:”. These “rulers” were to settle minor disputes themselves, but would bring major issues to Moses for final judgment. Those men became the government of the nation of Israel.
Until 1954 we could “name names” and compare candidates or office holders to each other and to Biblical standards. Now we can only generalize. The changes to the IRS tax codes that Congress passed in 1954 prohibited the church from informing the people of the character of a political candidate. That change to tax laws prohibited the free exercise of religion and directly violates the 1st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Public schools were originally established and funded by tax dollars so that the people would be taught to read and understand the Word of God with the Bible being its main source for information. If government tried to pass legislation that was contrary to God’s Word the people would know it and then take action to stop it. We have allowed our government to redefine our Constitution and read things into it that our Founding Fathers would never have allowed. We have allowed activist judges to read into our Constitution the “right to privacy” by which a woman can obtain an abortion at any time for any reason.
To fully understand just what the role of the church is supposed to be in this nation we have to look at the role of the church before our independence, during our fight for independence and up until 1954 when the church was taken out of the political arena. Many of you will be surprised to learn how deeply involved the church and the Word of God was in the drafting of our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. I know that there will be many pastors that will be shocked at the church’s involvement in the development of our government. Too many pastors believe that the church shouldn’t be involved in politics at all. What this book will reveal will be unfamiliar to many pulpits. Revisionist historians have taught what THEY want you to believe instead of what the real history actually is.
There was a book printed that contained the writings of George Washington on four different areas of life. The original book contained comments by his contemporaries. The book is now being printed again. However, the comments are now by revisionists and they have left out almost all of the religious references from the original book and all of the commentaries of his contemporaries and refer to him as a deist. How you can print a book that is full of outright lies and call it historically accurate is beyond me.
Our Founding Fathers took their faith very seriously but many today would like you to believe differently. When the Massachusetts Bay colony was established in 1620, the “pilgrims” established why they were there before they got off of the boat. They wrote the Mayflower Compact.
“In the Name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, or England, France and Ireland, King defender of the Faith,
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid;”
The “Ends aforesaid” was the advancement of the Christian faith. Our Founding Fathers lived their faith. Most churches today have a 30 minute message ending with “Call our office Monday-Friday between 9-5 if you want to get saved.” Most modern Americans couldn’t handle the church services in those days. They usually lasted from 4-6 hours and most of the town would attend. It was a firm belief of our Founding Fathers that to serve in public office you had to be a Christian.
We generally understand and agree that the primary purpose and function of the United States Supreme Court is to decide if the laws that are passed by Congress fall within the parameters set out by the Constitution. John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court stated, “Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers. It is the duty as well as the privilege and the interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians as their rulers.”
Another of our Founding Fathers was Patrick Henry. His most famous (shortened) statement was ”Give me liberty or give me death.” This is not being taught in schools any more. It promotes patriotism and self-worth and that causes problems with dictating what some people want you to believe. Another statement he made which I assure you will never be taught in public schools is this one: “It can’t be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded NOT by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The revisionist historians want you to believe that Patrick Henry was a deist. (A deist generally believes a supreme being created the universe and that this truth can be known without either faith or organized religion. In most cases, a deist also rejects the idea that God intervenes in human affairs.) The revisionists want you to believe that most of the Founding Fathers were deists, even though ALL evidence proves otherwise. People simply don’t research anything out for themselves. There were 55 signers of the Constitution- 29 were Episcopalians, several were Methodist, and some were Baptist. There was only one alleged deist and that was Ben Franklin, but even he had enough sense to know that Providence should be called upon at times. Members of the Constitutional Convention had spent weeks debating key provisions of the Constitution without making any progress. During that time of intense debate, Franklin addressed the Convention on June 28, 1787. A part of that speech reads, “All of us who were engaged in this struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending Providence in our favor.” So, that statement by Ben Franklin effectively destroys the revisionist’s theory about him. The next few sentences of his speech “seals the deal” on refuting his so-called deism:
“To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting, in peace, on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend, or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see this truth, that God governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?”
Following that speech, our Founding Fathers spent four hours in prayer. In a public facility, our government officials had prayer and then followed that with preaching - the message was so moving that John Adams wrote to his wife about how important it was. From that moment on the Constitution began to come together with surprising ease.
Thirteen years earlier, Samuel Adams, a signer of the Declaration of Independence who would become the governor of Massachusetts, wrote; “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient, He reigns in heaven from the rising to the setting of the sun. Let His kingdom come.” He also made this statement: “Pray that the light of the gospel and the right of conscience may be continued to the people of the United America and that His Holy Word may be improved by them so that the Name of God will be exalted and their liberty and happiness be secure. That He would be pleased to bless our federal government.” The Foundation is laid.