Tuesday, February 1, 2011

In 1527, King Henry VIII of England asked Pope Clement VII to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon so he could marry his mistress Anne Boleyn. The Pope refused, and King Henry responded by severing the Church of England from all Papal authority, by marrying his mistress, and by declaring himself the head of the Church of England, which is known today as the Anglican Church.  
     
About one hundred years later, the Pilgrims fled religious persecution and the
English monarchical imposed religion of king James I, as they were carrying in their bodies the future founders of America, the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth Rock Massachusetts, in November 1620. Most of them were determined to live sacred lives for the glory of God and for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to build an enduring city upon a hill, the beacon of true freedom.

The Pilgrims fled state mandated religion under king James I, because they would not violate their conscience by participating in the rites of the Church of England, believing the true Church must submit to the headship of Christ, not to the headship of the king. Therefore, the founding fathers couldn’t allow any Christian Denomination from becoming the official State Church of the newly formed Federal Constitutional Republic

That’s the reason the founders included in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution the restrictive clause, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. Meaning, Congress cannot establish a religion, and at the same time, Congress cannot prohibit the free exercise of religion throughout all branches of Government, for the simple fact that the free exercise of religion cannot and does not establish an official State Church.

There is no doubt that the founding fathers were Christians, subsequently they were against the idea of having any particular Christian denomination as the official State Church of the United States of America. The founding fathers believed that Christianity  and the Government must always intertwine in accordance to Romans 13, as stated in the Mayflower Compact, and as stated by the founding fathers themselves.
The Mayflower Compact reads in part, “In the presence of God, and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic.” 
  
Founding father Patrick Henry in a speech to the House of Burgesses delivered in May 1765 said, “It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” 
 
In July 4, 1821 U.S. President John Quincy Adams said, "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: 'it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."  

In April 18, 1775, on the eve of the Revolutionary War a British major ordered John Adams, John Hancock, and those with them to disperse in “the name of George III the Sovereign King of England." They replied, “We recognize no Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!”

James Madison, founding father, and President of the United States said, "We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God." 

Thomas Jefferson, founding father and President of the United States in notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1787 said,  “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

Excerpt from President George Washington's Farewell Address, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports” “And let us indulge with caution the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion” “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail to the exclusion of religious principle." 

With such overwhelming evidence, how can anyone claim that there is a wall of Separation Between Church and State? Only the wicked driven by their hate for Jesus Christ can willfully refuse to acknowledge that there is no such thing as a wall of Separation Between Church and State, the reason being, they want to impose their own religion of secular humanism that dethrones God, but glorifies the trinity of self, composed of me, myself, and i.   

How in the world can the U.S. Government promote religion by displaying the Ten Commandments or by having the Holy Bible as part of the curriculum of public education in a nation where seventy-six percent of its population professes Christianity?  Only those fleeing from the righteous precepts of God, and impose and practice their own brand of immorality, such as Abortion on Demand, Euthanasia, Affirmative Action, Sodomy, Divorce, and Same Sex Marriage

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, in a 1911 pre-Presidential campaign speech said: "America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness, which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scriptures. Ladies and gentlemen, I have a very simple thing to ask of you. I as of every man and woman in this audience that from this night on they will realize that part of the destiny of America lie in their daily perusal of this great book of revelations. That if they would see America free and pure they will make their own spirits free and pure by this baptism of the Holy Scripture."

Americans are deceived, spiritually dead, and separated from the love of God, and there is nothing anyone can do. Only God, if He chooses, could convict them of sin, bring them back to reality, and save them from eternal damnation in hell through another revival, like the Welsh Revival of 1904-05 that without a doubt was the largest Christian revival of the 20th century, setting the entire nation ablaze within a matter of a few months.

The Welsh Revival was so powerful that it not only had a tremendous effect on the Welsh population, but it spread to several other countries such as the British mainland, Scandinavia, parts of Europe, North America, India, the Orient, Africa and Latin America. The Holy Spirit descended upon entire communities and His manifestation was so evident that people fell down to the ground weeping under the conviction of sin.

Let us pray to God Almighty for revival, all in the name of His beloved son Jesus Christ!!!   

                                                              Amen!!!