The Myth of
"Separation of Church and State."

Over the past few years there has been an ongoing, heated debate over the doctrine of the separation of church and state. The ungodly of this country contend that any mention of religion (read Christianity) in the public sector, schools, government programs, etc. is a violation of church and state. Most of them have ridiculed the idea that the framers of our constitution and the founding fathers of our country desired that God be the foundation of this great country. Their point of view is typical of the biased, one-sided view of history that has been presented to our students since God has been kicked out of our government and its schools. They have contended that it is unconstitutional for God to be mentioned in any of our schools or government organizations. As recently as, April 2009, the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa ruled that Iowa's ban on same sex marriage is against the Constitution. They were wrong. It is not unconstitutional. It has been ruled unconstitutional by a liberal, activist Court. Courts like this one and those in many other states have ignored over 160 years of constitutional precedence. Since those fateful days in 1962/63 when, for the first time in the history of America, the United States Supreme Court made a decision to totally ignore precedence and embark upon a different and unconstitutional path, America has paid the price. We now have a government that has also chosen to ignore the Constitution in many areas. Now courts in many of our states have taken upon themselves to legislate from the bench, and the chaos that has followed is tragic. The current President is even considering appointing to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court a woman who has openly stated that she thinks that it is legitimate to legislate from the bench. (Some statements in this article may be slightly dated, they have been left to protect the context-webmaster)

The myth of the so-called "separation of church and state" has been preached by the revisionists so long and so often that multiplied millions of Americans believe the falsehood. Separation of church and state is not a constitutional doctrine. The history of America and the rulings by dozens of Supreme Courts prior to 1962 all bear witness to the fact that the writers of our Constitution never intended for God and Christianity to be eliminated from our government and educational system. The very triune formation of our country, the Legislative, the Judicial and the Executive Branches of our government, comes directly from Isaiah 33:22
For the LORD is our judge, (judicial) the LORD is our lawgiver, (legislative) the LORD is our king;( executive) he will save us.

In 1892 the Supreme Court of the United States declared, after 10 years of research and deliberation, that the United States was a Christian nation. What was the basis for that declaration? In his exhaustive and lengthy research into the history of our great country, David Barton of Wall Builders lists the 5 principles that make a nation Christian.

These principles are abbreviated in list form as follows:

  1. A republican form of government.
  2. Institutional separation of church and state. (Neither telling nor legislating what the other should believe.)
  3. Freedom of conscience to believe what a person wants to believe in all areas of life.
  4. Having behavioral standards of behavior that reflect normal principles of morality.
  5. Free market approach to religion. You may choose to believe what you wish to believe.

Mr. Barton is a historian of impeccable credentials. His research is extensive and has never been successfully challenged in the area of U.S. History. Thousands of quotations are available, hundreds of court decisions, and thousands of school textbooks are available for the honest seeker of truth which confirms that our founding fathers and our early leaders never intended for God to be eliminated from our educational system. In our faulty and failing government school system we have eliminated virtually every mention of the God of the Bible and His word. That is why our country is in the mess that it is in today. Without God there is no true wisdom, and a society without God is doomed to destruction.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Fisher Ames, one of our wise Founding Fathers and the first Chief Justice on the US Supreme Court, said that the Bible was the only source of morality and good behavior in America and it must never be separated from our classrooms.

Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Noah Webster, in his textbook entitled, 'History of the United States', said, "This brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should understand early that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament of the Christian religion."

President Thomas Jefferson, the originator of the doctrine of separation according to modern, misinformed, revisionist historians, was made president of the school board for Washington D.C. He demanded that the Bible and Watt's Hymnal be the primary reading texts in those schools.

In 2002 Bob Just wrote a lengthy article for World Net Daily detailing brilliantly how many have been duped by the liberals on our courts and our idiotic politicians into thinking that the constitution mandates a separation of church and state. Although too long to include in this short paper he concludes as follows:
"In 1947, a Supreme Court dominated by secularists took those words "wall of separation" from an incidental letter Thomas Jefferson wrote during his presidency and used them to build the basis of the Separation of Church and State decision. Jefferson, by the way, had no part in writing the Constitution. Without precedent, the high court decided that government could be separate from the one thing our founders thought was essential to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness - faith in the reality of God. (Bold and underlined by me) Those justices believed something truly disastrous - that government can be neutral to truth. They made one of the worst and most destructive judicial decisions in history based on their own personal, secular assumptions about life, and as a result, America is losing her identity. Our freedoms are at risků.Well, there is no conscience without God. So let the following deeply held words of Thomas Jefferson now come to the rescue in the 21st century as a constitutional amendment:

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights ..."

These few words from the Declaration of Independence have rung true to Americans throughout our history. They are the foundation of our freedom. We have lived for them and died for them - and so have others, for they have inspired freedom-fighters around the world. But, as important as they are, they are not law. So let us now give them constitutional permanence.

How wonderful it would be to know that these self-evident truths are not just ceremonial sentiments, but are actually part of our legal relationship with government – part of our social contract.

And while we are considering this course of action, let us consider also these other words of Thomas Jefferson:

'"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are a gift of God?"'

Words to think about. And words to act on." End of comments by Mr. Just.

I conclude with this statement from the great American statesman James Russell Lowell. Mr. Lowell was asked this question by Francios Guioz, a French historian. "Mr. Lowell, how long will the American Republic endure?" Mr. Lowell replied. "As long as the ideas of the men who founded it continue to be dominant." Well, Mr. Lowell, those ideas have been discarded by the socialistic revisionist's of our day. Mr. Lowell was correct, and we are seeing the terrible signs of moral decay of America.

Bibles and Christianity were intended to be in America's government and schools. The wording of our great Constitution never intended to remove God and His word from American society.

If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? - Psalm 11:3

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..." Psalm 33:12a

"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." Proverbs 14:34

Without God as a stabilizing and guiding influence in our government and our personal lives they will descend into chaos. As we look at the total mess that our government is in we see what happens when you kick God out.

How about your life? Are you trying to live without God? Trust the Risen Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour and restore order and sense to your existence.

Romans 10:9-13
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

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