American Heritage Alliance

America…Our Christian Heritage,
Our History and Faith in God

"The Deception of Separation of Church and State"
Compiled and Written by Murray Hornsby, Director
American Heritage Alliance Inc..

Chapter 2
Our Hope and The Truth

Some do believe that God is showing us some signs that He is ready for us to step forward with Him in the direction of some of our new Christian leaders and their commitment to the Lord and our country's welfare and future. Isn't it time that the Christian church make a commitment to bring this country back to the values on which God has blessed us so abundantly? We owe it to our children and their children- and most importantly in our faithfulness to our Lord who has made this Christian nation the most blessed peoples the world has ever known. It is time we Christians quit apologizing to the world for our values in the form of inaction and realize that this country is the greatest and most blessed nation in the world and recognize, once again, how we received this blessing. We have a responsibility to do more than watch the news reports of the deterioration of this blessed nation, with the crime, children killing children in our schools, drugs, pornography, sexually immoral entertainment on television, in the movies and recordings, rejection of God and the commandments and precepts He gave us in the Bible, and the denial of the heritage of this great nation founded on Christian principles by Christians with a commitment to God. It is in His directives and commands that we find freedom is celebrated and love and compassion is given to all persons and that we and our future generations will continue to receive these blessings and the protection of Almighty God.

The Declaration of Independence states that the purpose of government is to secure the "unalienable rights" that God has granted to mankind. Our Constitution states that our government was formed to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." That term "blessings" is a distinctly religious concept….Thus if you believe Thomas Jefferson and the other founders of this nation, government cannot be secular, because government's purpose is to secure rights and blessings that come from God. The Bible goes even further, saying that a governing authority is "God's minister to you for good (Romans 13:4). It's time to take hold of the God-given, noble purpose of government, and for praying people to under gird the sacred ministry, which has been given to our nation's leaders. Politics shouldn't be dirty business. It should be the business of God's people. 2

The Supreme Court of The United States, in the case of the Church of the Holy Trinity vs. United States, 1892 said this: "This is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of the continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation. We find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth…These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances, that this is a Christian nation." (This U.S. Supreme Court opinion includes a lengthy and detailed record of the historic evidences of America's Christian heritage.) The court's decision quoted 87 precedents, including quotations from and acts of the founding fathers and congressmen and officials of state governments. At the end of the list the justices said they could cite many more but that 87 should be sufficient to show that the nation's laws are based on and include the teachings of the Bible…from "One Nation Under God" by James Capo.

George Washington presided over the Constitutional Convention and said: "If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed in the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it." ( Reply to Virginia United Baptist Churches, May 10, 1789 ).

James Madison, who was the chief architect of the Constitution, said: "There is not a shadow of right in the general government to intermeddle with religion." ( June 12, 1788 to the Virginia Convention ).

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2 "30 Days To Change The Nation", Center For Christian Statesmanship.