By Pastor Ed Moreno
I don’t know about you, but I grieve over how far this great country of ours has drifted from what our Founding Fathers intended. I know many today think that Christians are making it up when we say this country was founded upon God and the values and teachings of the Bible; but we’re not. And this whole notion that the First Amendment means that there’s to be a Separation of Church and State is a falsehood that the Supreme Court of 1962 foisted upon the American public.
Our Founding Fathers wanted Christianity and the Bible to be integral to both our government and to our educational system, as any honest historian will tell you.
In his farewell address, George Washington issued three warnings. Here’s one: “Of all the dispositions that lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensible supports…In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these two great pillars.” So much for our Founding Fathers intending for there to be a Separation of Church and State!
And just to clarify, when our Founding Fathers used the words Religion and Morality, they were referring to Christianity and the morality taught in the Bible, again as any honest historian will tell you.
The following statements are a couple of other things to ponder. Did you know that all elementary education in our country was in the hands of the Lord’s church up to 1892? Only when the population of the U.S. got too big did the church turn elementary education over to the state. Did you also know that 123 of the first 126 colleges formed in the U.S. had Christianity as their foundation – including Harvard, Yale, and Princeton!
America prospered like no other nation before it, precisely because we had God at the center of our government and educational system. Things are unraveling now because we don’t. This causes me to grieve. The promise of Leviticus 26:3-6, 9a was once ours, but now it is slipping from our grasp. “Faithfully obey my laws, and I will send rain to make your crops grow and your trees produce fruit. Your harvest of grain and grapes will be so abundant, that you won’t know what to do with it all. You will eat and be satisfied, and you will live in safety. I will bless your country with peace, and you will rest without fear…I will protect you from enemy attack. I will treat you with such kindness that your nation will grow strong.”
New Day Christian Church meets Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m. They are located at 7155 Hamner Avenue, at Schleisman Road. For more information, visit http://www.newdaycc.net.