SEPARATING CHURCH FROM STATE
The Church of England and the Government of England persecuted the Christian Pilgrims. They risked death and disease on a three-month sea voyage to flee from English law. They brought forth on this continent a new nation. A nation free from British nonsense.
There is no separation of church and state. The church, to preserve religious freedom established the state. The term "separation of church and state" was recently coined by the Supreme court in 1947 by misquoting Thomas Jefferson.
Actually, separation of church and state is Article 52 of the Soviet Constitution. Psalm 2 says that nations will rage against God. Romans 1:18-32 says nations will promote sin and lawlessness.
Nine of the thirteen original states had established religions, which were prerequisites to citizenship. The 1st Amendment did not separate church and state. The 1st Amendment was ratified to prevent your Federal government from establishing a religion. As proof that the 1st Amendment didn't prohibit state religions, one need only confirm that the states continued their religions long after they ratified the Bill of Rights. Massachusetts in 1828 was the last state to disestablish its religion, thirty seven years AFTER the 1st Amendment allegedly separated church from state.
November 11, 1620. Mayflower Compact: Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower, in Plymouth Harbor, Covenant:
"For the Glory of God and the Advancement of the Christian Faith ..."May 19, 1643. Articles of Confederation of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Plymouth and New Haven:
"Whereas we all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, Namely, to advance the Kingdom of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and to insure the liberties of the Gospel in purities with peace."April 3, 1644. Charter of New Haven Colony:
"... That the judicial laws of God, as they were delivered by Moses ... be a rule unto all the courts in this jurisdiction ..."April 26, 1685. The Great Law of Pennsylvania:
"Whereas the Glory of Almighty God and the God of Mankind is the reason and the end of Government ... Therefore Government itself is a venerable ordinance of God ..."For nearly a hundred years, only a confessed Christian could hold public office in America.
1701 Pennsylvania Charter of Privileges:
"That all persons who profess to believe in Jesus Christ, the saviour of the world, shall be capable ... To serve this government in any capacity, both legislatively and executively."1772. Samual Adams:
"The rights of the colonists as Christians... may be best understood by reading and carefully studying, the institution of the Great Lawgiver and head of the Christian Church, which are to be found clearly written and promulgated in the New Testament."July 4, 1776. Declaration of Independence gives the reason for your government to exist:
"... all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights... appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world ... and for the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence ..."Here are some other statements from America's founders who understood that freedoms are based on Christian principals:
1756 John Adams, America's second President:
If your U.S. Constitution was to say that the church and state were separate (which it does not), then how would you explain these statements:"Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only Law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts here exhibited... What a paradise would this region be!"1781, Thomas Jefferson:"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever."July 12, 1804, Alexander Hamilton's last dying words after Vice President Aaron Burr shot him:"I have a tender reliance on the mercy of the Almighty; through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am a sinner, I look to Him for mercy; pray for me."1821, Daniel Webster:"If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity."Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence:"The only foundation for ... a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments."
George Washington: "Do not let anyone claim to be a true American, do not let them claim the tribute of American Patriotism if they ever attempt to remove religion from politics. If they do that, they cannot be called true Americans."
US Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, in 1851: "... the universal sentiment in America was, that Christianity ought to receive encouragement by the state. ... any attempt to level all religions, and to make it a matter of state policy to hold all in utter indifference would have created universal disapprobation, if not universal indignation." THATS RIGHT! SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE CREATES UNIVERSAL INDIGNATION.
As the Declaration of Independence was being signed on July 4, 1776, Samuel Adams said: "We have this day restored the sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven, and from the rising to the setting of the sun let his kingdom come."
Here is a simple Biblical test to determine if your state's servants still hold allegiance to the authority that created their office. 1st John 4:2-6 (KJV) "Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world ... They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error."
If you think this is still your nation, just consider that the Supreme Court has banned Bible in schools and ordered the Ten Commandments removed.
Now I want to mention a few things about the "STATE" church.
(originally published by worldnewsstand.net)
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