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By Pastor Butch Paugh
Strange title for an article huh? You are probably asking yourself, “What is this fellow
talking about?!” Religion
can’t rule in America! It’s
unconstitutional! There is
a separation of church and state in America!
That’s in our Constitution!
Well, first I very much wish to inform the unlearned that nowhere
in the United States Constitution is that statement made or even
implied. It is
in the Russian constitution, but not in ours.
The only time this phrase was used was in a letter from President Thomas
Jefferson to a Baptist preacher in which Jefferson assured him that the
government would not prefer one “Christian” denomination above another.
The only ones who use that statement now is the news media and
other heathens that are trying (and are succeeding in) to destroy
America’s Christian Foundation. I
will not endeavor here, to prove that America was, without a doubt, a
nation founded on the Christian religion.
In this brief article, more than ample
proof will be given, if you desire
the truth that it is not possible
to have a society (nation) wherein religion doesn’t rule!
For all those who do not suffer the very widespread disease known
as “Truth phobia”, this article will settle any questions on this
topic. The lack of knowledge and the fear of truth have, and are
still destroying what’s left of our “once” great nation. (Hos. 4:6, Pro. 16:6, John 14:6)
In order to comprehend why mans actions are
what they are; you must first understand “why” he does what he does. There are no such
things as random events in history.
All are the result of
mans “religious” beliefs. Each
action taken by a single man, or a nation of men, is a direct result of
the “philosophy” that motivates, controls his thoughts and directs
his life. The very same
process extends “naturally” to societies and nations.
All areas of society, home, state or nation is comprised of
the philosophy an individual has on and about life directs his thoughts
and determines his actions. This
naturally extends to every sphere this individual influences. And all men’s
philosophies (thought processes) are based on, and actually are, the
“religion” he practices.
When we are able to grasp the fact that
every word spoken, action taken, and deed done originates in the heart
(spirit, soul) of a man, we can more fully understand the scriptures.
(II Cor. 10:4-6, Eph. 6:12)
The beliefs that an individual holds in his
mind and heart are his “religious” beliefs.
When enough people are influenced by an accepted “religion”
in a society, then that religious belief system “controls” that
nation. All aspects of life are then governed by that religion!
The laws, morals, finances, education, music, indeed the culture
itself, are the fruit of the dominating religious structure of that
society. There is no
doubt that history has proven this issue!
There cannot be, and there does not exist,
in any sphere of man’s life, a religious void!
Every man, society and nation, since the beginning, has been
controlled and governed by their religion.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of “recognized”
religions in the world. We must
all choose one or more. The
question is, which one have we chosen to “rule” us as individuals
and as a nation?
Which would you prefer?
One that has absolute, unchangeable, immutable moral laws?
Or one that is based on man’s personal religion (belief
system), such as humanism, atheism or agnostics to name a few whose
“laws” change with his desires and perceptions of good and evil?
How about one that has “divine” commandments that demand justice and righteous judgments up to and
including the death penalty, but that is tempered with grace and mercy?
One that allows for the redemption and forgiveness for the
criminal by the “Creator” of the divine laws.
Or perhaps you are one that recognizes
immutable laws with punishment, but offers no mercy, grace or hope of
forgiveness? Or, perhaps you
prefer one where there is no definite right or wrong except
what society (man) believes to be wrong or right at the time?
Of course this “religion” will cause utter chaos and
“multi-cultural” society like we have in America today.
Folks, you would have to be a fool (Ps. 14:1) to desire a philosophy (religion) tempered with no
mercy, or one with no set rules at all to govern by!
There can be no doubt that individuals,
societies and nations will be
ruled (governed) by a religion! There is no way around
this undisputable fact!
religion that offers immutable laws tempered with mercy, that secures
liberty (freedom under law) (II Cor. 3:17) on a sound moral foundation is Christianity! There is
no other. History has proven that!
Point made, case closed!
In Christ’s service,
Pastor Butch Paugh