America Held Hostage

Too many Americans do not understand the importance of getting involved in governing America, but involvement is paramount.  It is “We the People” that are responsible for governing our nation, and it is our voice that must be heard.

The current situation in America is precarious at best.  The average citizen realizes that we are at a dangerous cross road with a national crisis looming large on the horizon.

The time is at hand when godly wisdom is needed.  Wisdom is calling out, and understanding is raising her voice.  We must choose God’s instruction and knowledge over the material world, it is imperative that America discern the truth of God’s Word.  We must employ this godly wisdom, and engage in our government, to make the vital and difficult decisions needed to save America. (Proverbs 8:1-4, 10-11)

We must decide whether America will be a Christian nation, or if we will allow the secularists to have their way.  President Obama’s administration has waged an unprecedented war against Christianity, and at times it seems like they have the upper hand.  It is quite easy to wonder “What can I do?”

Secularists are using propaganda, the public school system, and of course the government in an effort to convince Americans to support political correctness and tolerance.  Abortion is presented as acceptable, and homosexuality is presented as an alternate lifestyle choice.  Scripture clearly labels these activities as sinful. (1 Timothy 1:8–11)

Christianity is under attack, and persecution is increasing at alarming rates.  Across America many organizations have made it their mission to remove both God and Christianity from the public realm of our nation.

We must join the fight to protect our freedom to display the Ten Commandments and the Cross publicly.  No longer can we take for granted the references to God in the Pledge of Allegiance or on our currency.  These simple references are now questioned through legal challenges calling them unconstitutional.

We must be prepared to fight in order to exercise our rights to display the Ten Commandments or the cross.  And though they were once taken for granted in years past, today, references to God in the pledge of allegiance or on our national currency are subject to legal challenges as to their constitutionality.

Through public school systems, and skilled anti-Christian rhetoric, America is being indoctrinated into secularist beliefs.  Christians have been deceived into thinking we are the minority and that we have no power to change the direction of America.

In further attempts to render Christianity irrelevant, we are labeled as out of step with society, or as extremists, convincing many that we are a danger to the America we love.

Christians fear being ostracized by society, and this fear causes us to hold our tongues.  Effectively, Christians have been removed from governing America and having a voice in determining the future of our nation.

Americans (and Christians) support the constitutional value of maintaining a separation of church and state.  However, for quite some time now this ideal has been bastardized and morphed into the teaching that requires absolutely no intermingling of government and religion.

God has instructed that we should not separate the kingdoms of this world from the Kingdom of God.  Clearly stating that the “government will be on His shoulders.” (Isaiah 9:6)  His guidance is unquestionably necessary in making governmental decisions.

God has granted individuals freedom of conscience in religious matters and any attempt to limit or restrict it is wrong.  No person can be compelled to attend any church or support it with his taxes.  Individuals are free to worship as they please with no discrimination.  Thomas Jefferson believed that all laws can be changed, but warned that repealing or circumscribing this natural right would be accomplished at the peril of the governing body.

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads as follows: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

This amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.  It was NOT intended to protect the government from religion; on the contrary it was intended to protect religion from government.  In the Europe that Americans left behind, the church and state were one and the same – thus forcing citizens to join the “government approved church.”  Our founders did not want this to happen in America.  American freedom ensures the right to worship God without government control or limitation.  Today we find the imposition of the opposite interpretation in America.

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