Friday, June 26, 2009

Separation of church and state

Many people are gravely mistaken about the term "separation of church and state," which did not come from the Constitution, but from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802. The term means that the state shall not tell people how to worship God, insofar as the people are abiding by the good laws of the country -- for example, not committing murders and robbery. This country was founded so that men could to be free to obey God rather than men. In other words, the state needs to stick its nose out of religion and leave it to God. That includes taxing certain religions and not taxing others, excluding religious recognition of God and replacing it with state-approved actions, and prohibiting prayer in public. When a government starts legislating against God, it is founding its own religion -- a state or secular religion. This violates the Constitution. "Amendment I - 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." The bottom line is that taxing religious organizations violates our BIll of Rights.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Nation Divided Will Fall

President Barack Obama said that we Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.” What common values? Where did they come from? What on earth is he referring to? The only common values we have come from the Bible. There is no strength in considering ourselves a nation of loosely undefined values. That is the sign of a nation that has no values and is divided in its beliefs and principles.

I have this to say on the subject: A nation divided against its God will fall.

Obama does not uphold our nation

It's a sorry day when we have a president who won't uphold this Christian nation established by the Supreme Judge of the world to whom our founding fathers appealed when they sought freedom from the exigencies of tyranny. A true leader of this nation would say, as Washington did: "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible." What is the advantage of refusing to acknowledge the source of our help, and that it comes from on high? I tell you it is like telling an army to refuse to follow its king and instead turn around and parlay with the enemy. Obama's comments are an insult to all the good men and women of this country who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms.

Obama is ungrateful to God

It seems to me that our current "president" has a lack of gratitude for divine providence. This was not the case of some of our past presidents. George Washington said: "It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors." Is America's president obeying God's will and being grateful? Obviously not. Instead, he's catering to politically motivated men. When America starts denying that Jesus Christ is the God of Deliverance who leads America out of oppression, then she denies access to the powers of heaven to defend us against the enemies of freedom.

Denying Christ is not a strength

Obama claims that our nation's strength lies in that it does not "consider" itself to be Christian. It is not a strength to be full of discord instead of unity. Saying a Christian nation is strong because it does not consider itself Christian is an oxymoron. It's like having an army that won't follow its commander, but wants to instead follow the orders of the enemy. I just want to ask why it should be viewed as a strength to turn against Jesus Christ, the God of the Bible, the Supreme Judge of the world to whom our founding fathers appealed for help when they were under oppression? It is not a strength, but a weakness. The same God who delivered us from every evil in the past is the same God who keeps America safe under his wings, and that God is Jesus Christ: "For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian." (Isa. 9:4) If we turn away from our Heavenly King and Deliverer, we turn back to oppression and disaster.

America is a Christian Nation

Obama has said that America is not a Christian nation, but if you read original historical documents, instead of just reciting a lot of politically correct jargon, you will find that the U.S. is certainly a Christian nation. The Declaration of Independence reads: "We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do ... declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free..." Anyone with knowledge of the scriptures knows that the Supreme Judge of the world is Jesus Christ, as in the following verses: "Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he cometh to judge the earth" (1Chr.16:22) "Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained..." (Acts 17:31) If Obama wants to claim that America is no longer a Christian nation, then he wants America to no longer be entitled to the blessings of heaven from the Supreme Judge of the world. If this were true, America would be exposed to the weapons of the world and not protected under the wings of the Almighty God. Which America do you want to live in -- one under the protection of the Supreme Judge to whom the founders of our nation appealed, or one open to the ravages of war at the hands of the enemy? I leave it to you to think that out carefully.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Moral citizens are needed

John Adams, the second president of the United States, said:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

With this in mind, we should view any attempt to get us to depart from the moral laws given to us by God as an attack on our government. Every social degradation erodes the government. Thus, a culture that promotes promiscuity is not just offending a just God, but is destroying its own government. Everyone seems so concerned about terrorists' attacks, but who is concerned about breaking God's laws? As a society gets more and more permissive of behaviors that are contrary to the law of heaven, the society becomes less and less stable until it falls, like Rome. Make no mistake, the real threat to our safety is that we won't obey God. Our government is headed for disaster in the direct proportion that it treats God's laws as optional or obsolete.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Can you ban a marriage that never existed?

This post was in response to an article titled "California Upholds Gay Marriage Ban." My posting was promptly removed. Here it is:

I find the bias in these kinds of news articles interesting. Why is it that when people try to preserve the integrity of traditional moral family values that they are "banning" something that was never legal? I think you'd be hard-pressed to find any kind of long-established legal precedent for homosexual marriage. Marriage is, by definition, between a man and a woman. Look it up in any dictionary that was written before the powers that be decided to practice political correctness. Marriage is a binding and holy covenant made between a man and a woman. We should remain true to our Constitution, which was written that we might obey God rather than man. Not only is it proper to follow the moral integrity of years past, but it is needful to preserve it for posterity. Children are entitled to have clarity on these issues. They need the freedom to choose to abide by God's laws.

On True Science - Evolution and Creation

Think about science for a minute. What is observable? What has been tested? It is evident in nature that things have to be acted upon by someone in order to create order. Does a farm house sprout up by itself? Does the farm itself plant itself, water itself, and harvest itself? No, of course not. Neither can a planet create itself, maintain itself, and make order by accident. The hand of God is in everything and is readily observable and easily tested.

Here's a way to show the absurdity of evolution to a group of evolutionists. Wait until it's lunch time and they're really hungry. Now put a bunch of sandwich stuff in front of them and say, "Now, if you believe these sandwiches will make themselves into lunch by accident, then go ahead and test that theory until you have something on your plate. But if you want me to CREATE a sandwich for you, I will do so." I don't think many of them would stick to the theory of evolution when it came to filling their bellies, would they?

Can we teach creationism and evolution?

This post was banned as a response to article about teachers influencing views on creationism and evolution.

The following was my response. It was banned from Red Orbit.

Here's the post:

Think about how silly it would be to say that your breakfast will coalesce into a perfect omelet on your kitchen table, even though you have all the ingredients in your refrigerator, waiting for action. Would millions of years help the process of turning eggs and cheese into an omelet, or could it only be accomplished if someone put his hand to the work? Likewise, all of creation is the work of God's hand. Moral of the story: Just as you can't eat your breakfast without having someone make it, so too you can't have a planet without a Maker.

Professors fired from a Christian school?

This post was banned from an article that mentioned two Christian professors had been fired for teaching evolution. Everyone on the site was crying about how unfair this was to the professors and what a crime against education.

The following was my response. It was banned from Inside Higher Education. I will not commend the site for its promptitude in removing a dissenting voice.

Here's the post:

I find this entire argument without merit. I know very well that most employees of Christian schools are required to sign documentation that they sincerely believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and will not support anything that goes against his gospel. So a couple of teachers violated their oath to uphold Christian principles and they lost their jobs. I call that appropriate, just as I would say it is appropriate to fire a clerk who is stealing change from the customers

Saying it like it is - with the MOUTH God gave me

After all the times I posted to different sites, only to have my posts removed because they were unacceptably true and accurate, I decided to start my own blog.

I just got tired of telling the truth only to have someone remove what I said.

My mom called me a beautiful screamer when I was little, and I intend to use my mouth.

You'll find here my posts that were banned from other sites, along with other material.

"For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist." (Luke 21:15)