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Politics 2018: My views… for one week (day 6)

3 Nov

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Today’s focus is: Christianity under siege in our nation.

There has been a strong movement to secularize our society, especially in the last 5 or 6 decades.  Part of that movement is to reinterpret the original intents of the Constitutional signers when they wrote about ‘separation of church and state’.  Honest research clearly reveals that the Framers intended for there to be no inhibiting of the church’s function or even of its influence in government.  Here is a direct quote from the First Amendment of the Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Paraphrase: Religion in America cannot be codified into law, required by law, or prevented by law or used as a litmus test as to whether one can practice in any level of American life.

It does not mean that religion can not influence government!!!! It means that government cannot influence, govern or restrict religion.  Our Constitutional Framers were mostly God fearing men who wrote strongly about the absolute necessity for men and government to be built and function upon Godly principles in a relationship to God.

Here are some quotes from our early American fathers:

“We have no government armed with power, capable of contending with human passions if it is unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

“Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” – George Washington

“[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

“[T]he Christian religion, in its purity, is the basis, or rather the source of all genuine freedom in government. . . . and I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of that religion have not a controlling influence.” – Noah Webster

And what does the Bible say?

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. – Ps 33:12

And if you forget the Lord your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. – Deut 8:19

So without ‘religion’ in our society and government, we perish.  With God, we are blessed.  Then, if we have a choice, that choice should be a no brainer.

Our early fathers chose Godly moorings and principles for our country and warned that if we strayed from Godliness our Constitutional Republic would not be able to endure. Sobering!

Okay!!!  So we have elections that give us the opportunity to choose.  With that in mind, who will we choose to rule over us?

Now, let me list some ways that Christianity has been under brazen attack. Consider your political party and candidate: Do they campaign for, support or endorse any of these?

Morality issues
– “trans”, “fluid”, “non” sexuality
Marriage redefined other than male & female

– 1st, 2nd, 3rd trimester
– partial birth abortion
– after-birth abortion
Fights to stop prayer in schools

Attacks Christmas and the use of the name ‘Christmas’
Wants to ban Bibles
Booed God at their national political convention
Sued to put Christian baker and artists out of business
Sued to force Nuns to violate their beliefs
Wants certain Christian doctrines banned as hate speech
Removes crosses, mangers and 10 commandments in civic places
Said “the church must evolve”
Said “religious beliefs must be changed”
Force Christian medical professionals to violate religious convictions
Worked to ban Christian groups on campuses
Christian homeschoolers targeted

Colleges teach the evils of “Christian privilege”

How did your candidate fare?  Are they associated with any of these attacks against Christianity?  Will he/she enhance your Christian freedoms… or will he/she make you a badgered Christian in a Godless government and society?

As a citizen of our great American Republic, we have a most amazing privilege and responsibility to vote, not only for our own freedom to serve God, but for the freedom of our future generations.

Please vote Tuesday November 6!

Tomorrow, I’ll list a few of my personal ‘biggies’… reasons that motivate my vote.