If there is, then whatever the flaw is, it has done a remarkable job of self-concealment for more than two hundred years. In modern America, there is no evidence that it has any intention of revealing itself. That is because the evidence suggests that it does not exist. In a poll of one thousand Americans in the spring of 2013, 65% of Republican voters said that they believed that America had gone too far in maintaining the separation of church and state.
But when asked a different question, only 46% of them would favour introducing Christianity as the official religion of the United States. Indeed, overall, 60% of Americans are opposed to the idea of a Constitutional amendment making Christianity the official religion of their country. In America, if Christianity can’t get the vote out, nothing can. Yet, this is a surprising finding when viewed against Gallup’s evidence that 92% of Americans believe in God.
Something subtle is going on in this Mighty Conglomerate. Are Americans content to continue arguing over the meaning of the Establishment clause because the debate itself symbolises their conceptions of the true meaning of liberty and equality and underpins the idea that notions of liberty can only ever be a journey but never a destination – because there is no end to it? Is it a continuation of Jefferson’s idea that all men are created equal except his slaves but at least we can aspire over time to something better? And we are still aspiring? Are Americans content to watch the great debates in the Supreme Court even when the outcomes are not what they hoped for? Is Engel v Vitale still on solid ground? Will Roe v Wade persist? Is the game more important than the result? Some you win, some you lose?
These processes are alive and fascinating – and not just to Americans. Millions outside of this remarkable Conglomerate are watching with great interest. Humanity needs a stable America. In the United Kingdom, we believe that we understand this.
We have watched uneasily as the country of our origin, Great Britain, trades the Omnipotent God of Scripture for the god-imitating statist Socialist Democracy. Because Mankind will have a god, a higher power, something above themselves to seek for tender care, without God, Man will elevate Human Ego.
If you review the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and the letters of the founders, I think you will come to the conclusion, as I have, that they were ardent students of history, and were keenly aware of the wars in Europe that pitted Christian denominations against each other as well as the wars between fundamentally different religions. Our founders sought to circumvent that inevitability by talking about Nature’s God, our natural society, and they were isolationists. During those wars we lost some of the best and brightest of the people of Europe, our people.
However, when we go back to Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman Emperor, we see the seeds of the problem of church and state being one. For our purposes I use the approximate date of 300 A. D. for the turn away from persecuting Christians, making it the state religion, and eventually declaring himself to be a Christian. His mother Helena had become a Christian, influenced her son, and went throughout the Holy Land decreeing the official location of many of the revered Stations of the Cross and holy sites. It is unclear whether Constantine had become a Christian early in his youth or only about the time that he declared it about 40 years of age.
By the Edict of Milan, Constantine played an influential role in proclaiming religious tolerance throughout the empire. But to the extent that he made Christianity the religion of his empire, he opened the door to unintended consequences, namely that ambitious, immoral men, professing Christianity but not reflecting it, used the church to gain political advantage. It was a route to power used by many men professing many religions in many times throughout our history.
In a dream on the night of a decisive battle he was advised, "to mark the heavenly sign of God on the shields of his soldiers...by means of a slanted letter X with the top of its head bent round, he marked Christ on their shields."[ He commanded that this be accomplished and that his military troops fight under this banner.
So today, we acknowledge that Christianity informs our mind and our morality and with that Christian mind and morality we make our political decisions. However, as we observe the steady erosion by non-Christians of a Christ informed nation and if we connect the lack of morality within our culture to the lawless country we have tolerated, then we cannot fail to mourn the slow death of the principles found within Scripture which once controlled the basest nature of the well-intentioned but flawed Americans.
In my opinion, for this country founded by Christians for Christians on Christian principles to be subverted by people who are not Christians, not moral, not self-controlled would have been inconceivable to our founders. For these anti-Christians to even voice an opinion about our faith, our government, our country, our culture, our history is anathema to us. For revisionists to write about our history in factual books, works of literature, or films substitutes lies for truth and needs to be confronted.
Our founders intended that we as a culture should evolve and improve, but not that we as a culture should be overthrown. When we allowed alien people and alien ideas to come into our culture in great numbers, we were unprepared for their lack of assimilation or inability to embrace the principles that made us a cohesive and strong nation.
The most important idea enshrined in the Establishment Clause as it is called, is that we are created in the image of God who manifests himself in nature’s principles, but does not insist that we worship Him. We are free to make every mistake men can make. He invites; we decide. The doorknob is on our side.
Here is the solution to the degradation happening in your country and in ours: each patriot should invite Jesus Christ into his or her heart. I believe if we don’t build the body of Christ, where we each fulfill a spiritual function, we will lose our country. Open the door.
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
Thanks for writing a long piece. Here I put together some information to show what is being taught in schools as science was a construct to support the eugenics movement and that calls for secularism are only to eliminate the competition to Statism.
"We’re being BIOENGINEERED by design. We’re being killed off, by design, exactly as Charles Galton Darwin talked about it his book, The Next Million Years and many other books besides, all confirming the same agenda. Through inoculations, food tampering, water tampering, they’d introduce hormones and so on to society, which would make the male pretty well sterile. It would also alter the characteristics of both male and female."
"Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS FLS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist (comparative anatomist), known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution."
Being Darwin's "bulldog" was what won him special place in social order of the eugenicists.
Leonard was one of his sons:
"The elder of these was David Bruce Huxley (1915–1992), whose daughter Angela married George Pember Darwin, son of the physicist Charles Galton Darwin. The younger was the 1963 Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Andrew Huxley (1917–2012)."
Thomas had two prominent grandsons, one was Sir Julian Huxley:
"Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (22 June 1887 – 14 February 1975) was an English evolutionary biologist, eugenicist, and internationalist. He was a proponent of natural selection, and a leading figure in the mid-twentieth century evolutionary synthesis. He was Secretary of the Zoological Society of London (1935–1942), the first Director of UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund.
Huxley was well known for his presentation of science in books and articles, and on radio and television. He directed an Oscar-winning wildlife film. He was awarded UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for the popularisation of science in 1953, the Darwin Medal of the Royal Society in 1956, and the Darwin–Wallace Medal of the Linnaean Society in 1958. He was also knighted in that same year, 1958, a hundred years after Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace announced the theory of evolution by natural selection. In 1959 he received a Special Award of the Lasker Foundation in the category Planned Parenthood – World Population. Huxley was a prominent member of the British Eugenics Society and its president from 1959–1962."
Huxley was pushing for UNESCO and wrote this book to ace a place as it's first director. Quote from his book:
"Political unification in some sort of world government will be required… Even though… any radical eugenic policy will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care, and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake so that much that now is unthinkable may at least become thinkable." ~ Sir Julian Huxley, UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy.
He coined the term "Transhumanism."
Then there's Aldous. He wrote the 'fictional' "Brave New World" about a dystopic society of the future.
This is a speech I've already posted but to keep the information together, I'll post it again. It was given in 1962 at Berkley on the subject of mind control. Huxley points out that the "controlling oligarchy have always used terrorism (as in 9/11) to control the masses with fear. He said that would only last for so long but that they were developing a whole new technology that would cause the masses to "love their servitude." The neurological weapons that are being developed now closely resemble what Huxley discusses and because of the work of Tesla, this technology was very well known by 1962:
I believe that an equally drastic reorganization of our pattern of religious thought is now becoming necessary, from a god-centered to an evolutionary-centered pattern...The central religious hypothesis [of the future] will certainly be evolution, which by now has been checked against objective fact and has become firmly established as principle...The central long-term concern of religion must be to promote further evolutionary improvement.Many people assert that this abandonment of the god hypothesis means the abandonment of all religion and all moral sanctions. This is simply not true. But it does mean, once our relief at jettisoning an outdated piece of ideological furniture is over, that we must construct something to take its place."~ Julian Huxley (1964) "The New Divinity" in Essays of a Humanist, Chatto & Windus, London, p. 225.
Providence has played a major role in the preservation of our Nation... we are the product of the Judeo/Christian ethic and the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Our Constitutional form of government requires a moral people if it is too operate properly. Liberty, to be achieved by the masses requires self-governance... a moral people who are the primary check against excesses and harmful conduct. An immoral people need much more governing than a moral people.
It is the immoral man and women who abuse their neighbor... requiring government to use its powers to restrain evil. In a Judeo/Christian society the people themselves are restrained by their faith in God; keeping the commandments of God out of obedience to His ethical code for sound social order. It is the immoral individual who requires restraint and as the number of immoral individuals increases government must expand to keep order in the culture.
Liberty and freedom feed upon individual responsibility and conduct... our Constitutional Republic is wholly unacceptable as a system of government for any other than a moral people. Our nation has lost its moral compass; rejecting its Judeo/Christian ethic; ejecting, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob from the public square. Identifying with Christianity doesn't mean one is a Christian... the Christian Faith requires like works if it is to be alive... for faith without works is dead.
God is knocking... the question is will America answer His call by opening the doors to their hearts that He may enter. If we are a Christian Nation we must act like one and that includes adopting and living under the Judeo/Christian ethic as contained in the Word of God.... the Holy Bible being the testament of our faith and the moral compass for our culture. Without God we are lost in a sea of distress and our Nation will become one more failed experiment in individual liberty.
One only needs to review history too determine what happens to those nations who have abandoned the God of Creation... England being one of the latest examples. America is on the way to joining a host of Nations who have failed to heed the warnings of History and the Scriptures. The Nation of Israel, being a prime witness to the obstinacy of men and nations.
I wouldn't add one single word to your post, but if I were asked, I would say; BRAVO
I believe this whole heartedly. Our Founders were confirmed God fearing and loving men. They set up our Government, Constitution, Bill of Rights, everything America stands for based on The Holy Bible, God's inspired word. Why did they use God's inspired word to build the foundation of America, because God's word teaches us to "love one another, as we love ourselves". Thru out history every war has been fought because of hatred, greed, jealousy and power hungry people. Our Founders were astute, educated, caring men. Their lives were based and directed by their belief in God. They recognized God as the Creator of the Heavens and earth and all that is in them. They accepted Him as the all powerful, almighty God, that gives freely of His love, mercy and riches, only asking that we love Him in return. He gave us the freedom of choice to love Him or not, as true love can not be demanded or taken, it can only be given freely. America was founded and built on the love of and obedience to God, that is "American Exceptionalism", that is what made Americans exceptional. Because we lived in obedience to Him and truly, openly worshipped and loved Him, we were rewarded. Yes, we made many mistakes, but God is quick to forgive those that admit their mistakes, ask forgiveness and change their ways, because of our love and obedience. Today, He is taking away his blessings and mercy, because we Christian Americans have allowed others to come into our great nation and make changes not acceptable to God. We have not been good stewards of all that he so lovingly gave us. We became lazy and lax, allowing new comers to come in and instead of accepting our way of life, laws and Almighty God, they have brought in their hate, greed, jealousy and non-belief in Almighty God. We Americans, did not say " STOP, this is not acceptable". Our citizens, clergymen, churches and government did not take a stand to make it clear, when a person comes to America, they accept our way of life and laws, the same as we would have to do if we go to another country. Yes, we are a country founded by immigrants, we are no longer an immigrant country. We are an established sovereign nation and must be respected as such. However, we will not receive that respect if we do not demand it and fight for it. We The People have allowed what we have today, this government that is using our own funds to prepare a forceful take over of our nation, to disarm and enslave the legitimate citizens or kill us, breaking every Constitutional law, making their own laws against We The People. We are in a sorry state right now and we will not come out of it unless we do turn back to our Almighty God. We can not depend on our military or law enforcement, I know they are our sons and daughters, but we have no idea where they stand. Only God knows if they will be like the Egyptian Army and stand with their Constitution and the people and depose an evil abusive government. Again, God has given us a choice," we can humble ourselves and accept Jesus as our Saviour, ask His forgiveness of our sins and the sins committed by this government in OUR names, (which are MANY), turn from our sinful lazy ways, then God will hear us from Heaven and He will deliver us and heal our land." 2 Chronicles 7:14, As CM Miller put in the post above: Each Patriot must invite Jesus Christ into their heart, re-build the body of Christ in America and each fulfill a spiritual function, or we WILL lose our great nation to this evil government, from which we will never be free again. This choice belongs to each person, but keep in mind that your decision will effect the lives of millions. Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him and he with me."
Jesus is the answer to all of our concerns. We would be absolute fools to avoid a relationship with Him.
Very well put, and historically accurate. Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't it John Adams who said that "our Constitution could only work in a nation of moral and religious people" (paraphrase from memory)?
The nations that forsake God shall be brought down to Sheol together with them that hate him. When nations forsake God they also forsake natural law. The law of nations has been abandoned for international globalism and the very definition of nation has been changed so that it would now be unrecognizable in the eyes of our forefathers. Have we committed the sin of Esau who sold his birthright for a mess of pottage? Remember, Jacob cherished the birthright and wanted it so badly that he even played dirty to get it. But Esau despised it. Jacob was recompensed for his deviousness, but Esau was despised by God because he had despised his birthright.
Remember the commandment. Honor thy father and they mother that thy days may be long (in) the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Who is our father and mother? Were not the kings of Israel buried and slept with their fathers? Did not the sons of Rechab refuse to obey the king when he offered them wine because they swore to their father (their Ancestor) Rechab the founder of the elite charioteers of Israel never to touch wine? Did not God swear that because of their loyalty to their heritage and the honor of their ancestor that they would not fail to have a man to stand before him forever? It is your fathers before you the honor of your nation and your heritage that guarantees that a people will live long in the land that the LORD their God gives to them.
Sadly, years ago many of the Churches diluted their Christianity with liberalism. But now a new and worse sickness has taken hold. It is progressivism in the guise of Christianity, and it either replaces the tenants of scripture or distorts them to fit the progressive doctrines.
Be prepared. If the Union as a whole does not turn back from the wickedness that we see, it will break up. Remember, there are at least two entities that have experienced nationhood. Texas, and the 11 States of the Southern Nation. Just as Scotland and England were joined in union, so it is that our present union can only be union if they follow the same path. One cannot follow Karl Marx on one hand and Jesus Christ on the other hand.
Hello Sir, that was a very interesting analysis, for which I thank you. I have learned that feelings are running deep in the mighty United States. Hopefully pragmatic compromises will dominate so that disagreements do not tear the place apart.
Compromise is the mother of all evil... once, that door is opened it is very difficult to shut. Compromise leads down hill, never up. Esau was a pragmatist... he compromised his birth right to satisfy his hunger and played the fool with the local women, too appease his flesh.
With each act of compromise, the next becomes even easier; until one finds they have lost their way (foundation) completely. Compromise is not of God. God doesn't compromise with evil; with God, it is yeah or nay, black or white, and nothing between. Truth is a constant that never changes, it is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. The Pragmatist is often required to ignore the truth in order to achieve agreement, something Christian's should abhor knowing where it leads. It is the little foxes that destroy the fruit of the vine... the small compromises that eat away at the substance of a virtuous life.
Pragmatism is based on achieving practical results... worldly outcomes, that often appear to be the progressive thing to do for the moment. It is a philosophy that values action above maintaining ones principals. It often requires one to exchange their principals to achieve little. The consequences of pragmatic decisions, over time, erodes the foundation of the righteous... Oten leading to the ultimate devaluation of ones core values. The true pragmatist has no core values, nothing that can not be compromised, to achieve what they define as results.
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful... the ungodly are not so; but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away." (Psalm 1:1 & 4) There can be no recompense with the unrighteous, no compromise with the Devil or his minnions. Compromise is the mother of all evil... once that door is opened, it is near impossible to close.
Hi Ronald, thank you for that analysis. My question is - without pragmatism and compromise, what would have been the outcome of the Cuban missile crisis managed by your (far too) young President in 1962? You are a military professional, I am not . . . . . .
No one can know with any degree of certainty what the outcome may have been... if Kennedy and Khrushchev had not found a way to solve the crisis. However, given the times and the personalities involved I believe that the USSR would have backed down at the last moment, rather than engage in Nuclear War.
The only constant, with any degree of certainty, in the world... is the word of God... When it is applied a nation prospers, when it is rejected men and nations suffer. I would add that not all negotiations require compromise of one's principals. Agreements can be reached without sacrificing principals.
Example... the exchange of our missiles in Turkey, for those in Cuba, would not be a compromise of principal... Knowing what I do about the situation, our missiles in Tukey were due to be rotated out of service anyway. Therefore, offering there early removal, in exhange, for the removal of the missiles in Cuba was not achieved thru compromise, it was the result of good negotiating.
Had Kennedy and Khrushchev not arrived at a mutually agreed decision, to deescalate, the situation in Cuba we may have brought the entire cold war to a rapid boil and end... However, we will never know with any degree of certainty. If it had not been resolved as it was, a whole lot of things would be different today. Socialism and Marxism may well have died in the Cuban missile crisis of 62.