Liberals have a way with words. They’ve managed to impose their own interpretation of the 1st amendment with a LIE. There is no such thing as the Separation of State and Church – there never was. It was not what the Framers wanted.
You see, American history doesn’t start with the constitution. It starts when the first settlers came to these shores fleeing religious persecution. In Europe governments had adopted specific religions and as a result anybody who didn’t practice that particular religion was subject to persecution and death.
The Framers, wiser than you can ever imagine, decided that the government was not to adopt any particular religion to avoid potential religious persecution. To avoid a repeat of what happened in Europe.
But liberals have turned this into the ‘separation’ of state and church. The keyword here, which liberals have coined, is ‘separation’.
What Framers intended was NOT the separation of State and Church – as in a divorce, for example – but rather the DISTINCTION between State and Church.
For example, we can say that there is a distinction between the soul and the body of a person. It’s two different things but both are a central part of a person. But if instead of distinguishing between your soul and your body we SEPARATE your soul from your body….well, we just KILLED you.
What the Founding Fathers intended was to distinguish between the ROLES of the government and the Church.
It’s not the role of the church to form an army, to deliver mail or to tax people.
It’s not the role of the government to establish theological doctrine.
But one nation under God is how this country was created. Church and government are not mutually exclusive.
What is the role of government? Why do we even have governments at all?
The government’s role is simple – it has TWO main reasons for its existence:
These are the only reasons why we have governments AT ALL
When the government passes laws punishing murder, it must also establish a way to impart justice to those who break the law.
What is the role of the Church?
Obviously in order to preach and speak and be free to practice your religion you must have freedom of speech.
When the government passes laws on abortion, gay marriage, etc, the Church has not only the right, by virtue of our freedom of speech, but also the OBLIGATION to speak up. After all, these are ALL ETHICAL issues. The Church’s role is to PREACH the Gospel which is filled with information about what’s RIGHT and WRONG. It’s all ETHICAL rules we follow.
And let’s face it – all the government does really is REGULATE ethics. Every single thing the government regulates IS ETHICAL.
Think about it. We have laws regulating behavior – we punish murder, theft, fraud and we regulate marriage, levels of taxation, which bathroom to use, etc. What are these if not ethical issues? And given all of these things are ethical issues, the Church has the right and the obligation to speak up.
The Church is accountable to GOD for what we do.
The government is ALSO ACCOUNTABLE TO GOD – hence ‘one nation under God’.
The Framers NEVER INTENDED TO SEPARATE GOD FROM GOVERNMENT.
America is a THEISTIC nation
It’s not a Theocracy – the Middle East is a Theocracy and we all know what’s going on over there. It’s THEISTIC. It means America BELIEVES IN GOD.
If you’re religious, don’t be afraid to speak up over ethical issues the government has at hand.
If you’re not religious, suck it up! And let the Church speak up. If you don’t, then you’re violating our freedom of speech. We have the right to oppose gay marriage and abortion. You don’t like it? Too bad.
You see, God has created you and me and Government. We’re to submit to the government and be models of civil obedience – except when the government imparts laws that are in direct conflict with God’s laws.
One nation under God means the government submits to God. Everything the government does MUST be consistent with right and wrong AS DEFINED IN SCRIPTURES, because we are a THEISTIC NATION.
Romans 13: 1-7
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed
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