Our History and Faith in God
of Separation of Church and State"
Compiled and Written by Murray Hornsby, Director
American Heritage Alliance Inc..
America Has Lost Its Way
said, "To him whom much is given, much is expected."
It is time that we Christians get off our pews and stand up
for the values on which this great country was founded. We have
been blessed beyond all nations in the history of the world
by Almighty God. There are signs for any to see that America
and its children and their children may be headed in a direction
that will be devastating to them and to this country's future.
As a nation founded on the belief and devotion to God and Jesus
Christ, we as a nation, have turned away from our responsibility
of holding the culture and politicians accountable with our
vote- with the ballot and our dollars. We've allowed the secular
humanists, the atheists and agnostics to: virtually expunge
our children's textbooks of any sign of our Christian history
or any reference to God; take prayer and the Bible out of our
schools; and to allow our children to be shamed by the secular
world in even speaking about Jesus Christ in public. Our entertainment
media, the television programs and the movies virtually deny
and relegate God and the values He has commanded us to keep,
to a non-relevant matter. "A great deal is being said by
saying nothing about God and religion. The basic message that
comes across is that God is either nonexistent or irrelevant,
and that religion was not very important in American history
and American life. This needs to be corrected." 1
There is a famous quote that says, "All it takes for evil
to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing."
The children of this and future generations will look at the Christian
community and the world situation and ask "Didn't they
even care enough to make a committed stand for their values?"
And as the generations move further and further away from commitment
to the values and commandments God gave us in the Bible, eventually
the world could be completely dominated by secular humanism. Because
of our lack of commitment to posterity, we are in fact, mortgaging
their spiritual future and souls! They will not ask "Where
is the Christian?" They will ask "What is a Christian?"-
as many already do in Great Britain today where only about 3 -
5% now attend church. America was intensely committed to Christianity
as a nation as late as the 19th century. It can happen in America
if we don't wake up!
We, as a nation predominantly Christian, have turned away from
our responsibilities and commitment to make sure that we elect
men and women of God, with values based on the Word of God; not
men and women who make their decisions based on their own selfish
interests and questionable values. We have taken lightly and even
ignored our God- given responsibilities to follow the Lord's commands
in not "turning to the right or to the left, and to follow
all my laws, commands, and decrees" as a nation of Christians.
We are a country that is only 225 years old and yet we as a Christian
nation are giving over our nation to the 6 - 7% of our country
who are atheists and agnostics at an alarming rate.
The turnout of Christian voters in the 1996 Presidential election
that re-elected Bill Clinton to a second term was less than 50%!
(Barna Research Group, Aug. 1996) and the mid-term voter
turnout in 1998 was the lowest (by percentage) in 56 years with
Christian voter participation declining almost 20% from 1996!
(Wallbuilders, Winter 1999 Report from Shandwick Research in
Wash. D.C.) The direction that America moves, both culturally
and morally, is especially dependent upon the action taken by
Christians. Very simply, God has placed into our hands the means
of sustaining or destroying this nation by giving us the choice
of our leaders. "The Wallbuilder Report, Winter 1997".
According to the 2000 U.S. census , there is almost 200,000,000
in our country who are eligible to vote, and the polls show that
41%, or 81,000,000 are born-again Christians - enough to carry
any vote and make a difference on any issue. In the 1996 election,
under 105,000,000 total votes were cast for President.
am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do
something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God,
I will do." Edward Everett Hale, Patriot.
power of a single vote can be substantial. Consider, for example,
that by only one vote per precinct:
1960, John F. Kennedy won the presidency by an average of only
one-half vote per precinct
Wilson won California by less than one vote per precinct
giving him the electoral votes necessary to become President
Truman carried California and Ohio by one vote per precinct
in 1948, giving him the winning margin
Texas Democratic party convention chose Lyndon Johnson in a
contested Senate election by just one vote in 1948, launching
his political career
1984, Ronald Reagan lost Minnesota, his rival's home state,
by less than one vote per precinct
Harriman was elected governor in New York in 1954
McGovern was elected to the U.S. Senate from South Dakota in
Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate from Virginia in 1978"
From "Citizenship: Christians in the Public Square"
from The Parsonage.org of Focus On The Family