Saturday, June 17, 2006
Separation between Church and State
I believe Michael D. Evans has stated it very well in his book The American Prophecies. Rather than try to reword it, I'll just let you read his words for yourself.
"The United States was built on Christian principles, with the Ten Commandments and the laws of the Bible as the basis for its own laws. The newly born nation refused tyranny, creating a constitution of checks and balances to control government power, and also refused to embrace old-world struggles - such as that of Christian against Jew - as part of its culture. The fledgling government took literally the Scripture 'Old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new' (2 Corinthians 5:17). This admonition was the true source of the idea of 'separation between church and state,' that all faiths would have the right to the freedom of religious gathering, worship, and expression, and that the state would not dictate what church was attended, nor would it silence anyone from expressing their faith in public office or the halls of government. (emphasis added)"
I find the very last statement I've put in italics quite interesting since currently America is doing quite the opposite based on new interpretations of our founder's original intentions.