It seems that every day the government is finding a new way to turn its back on God and religion. In just the latest example a federal court ruled last Thursday that New York City can ban churches from renting public schools for worship services. The Board of Education’s lawyers say allowing churches to hold worship in public schools violates the First Amendment. The court ruled that the Board took its actions in order to prevent the appearance it was endorsing religion.
One must remember that our founding fathers were extremely religious men with a deep faith in God. They believed that only by the grace of God could this great country survive. Even James Madison, the man behind the first Amendment, had a deep rooted faith that permeated both in his writings and in his daily political activities. The true meaning of the First Amendment has been perverted by the government and tailored to their needs.
The socialist nations of the 20th century thought that the belief in God weakened man’s loyalty to government. By “killing” God, they believed that man would turn away from religion and turn to them instead. Is history repeating itself? Remember, Obama himself chastised those Americans who clung to their Bibles. The government’s intentions have been made extremely clear. They want God out of this country.
Unfortunately, their insistence on an atheistic country seems to be taking hold. Slightly less than half (49 percent) of New Yorkers believed schools should rent to churches and other community groups, with 27 percent believing churches alone should be excluded and 19 percent who believe the schools should not rent to either.
This trend of excluding God from our country is a self-destructive policy. Remember, the Declaration of Independence says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Right from day one, the founding fathers unanimously said that the rights of man are endowed not by this government but by God. If we throw out God from this country, what will be our ethical and moral foundation? Instead of God, will government now provide new man-made unalienable rights which could be taken away just as quickly as they are granted? Is this where we are headed? Does government now want to become God?
History has clearly shown us that a Godless country is a failed country. Let us not forget God, lest he forget our country.