Summary: This sermon was preached the week after the Supreme Court Ruled that Gay Marriage was protected under the constitution. It addresses how our government has systematically replaced the church as the source of hope and help for the people of our nation.
Our Government Has Replaced God
For all of my life, I have view the United States of America as the greatest country on the face of the earth. Our country has been blessed by God with great resources and a great Christian heritage.
But, last week, our Supreme Court made a ruling that will forge a weapon that will be used to attack the Churches of the Living God.
Before I get to that ruling and my beliefs on what it means for us, I would like to take a historic look at the Supreme Court and try to determine if it has the wisdom to mandate the affairs of a nation.
Can 9 men and women really posses greater wisdom than the millions of people that make us this nation?
This morning’s sermon is a little bit of a history lesson. I want each of you to leave here knowing that the wisdom of men is faulty and cannot be relied upon on an eternal basis.
I want to shine a light on some of the more scandalous decisions of the high court so that you can fully understand that they all have feet of clay, that the men and women of the Supreme Court are just that, men and women, nothing more…
Let’s start our tour of the Supremes way back in 1857-Dread Scott vs Sanford. In this decision the Supreme Court upheld slavery and the right of one man to own another
Then after the slaves were freed, in 1896 Plessy vs Furguson the Supreme Court upheld segregation stating that “separate but equal was fine.”
Moving forward to 1944 in Korematzu vs United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government could imprison U.S. citizens based on their ethnicity with the mass imprisonment of Americans of Japanese descent.
After these pitiful decisions, the Supreme Court started an attack on all things religious, specifically, Christian.
In 1948 McCollum vs Board of Education they ruled that religious education in public schools was unconstitutional.
In 1961 Torcaso vs Watkins they ruled that belief in God was not a requirement for holding public office. This ruling alone has probably resulted in more immoral public officials than any other ruling.
Then in 1962 Engel vs. Vitale the Supreme Court ruled that prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.
Then in 1963 Abington School District vs Schempp, they continued their rout of God from our schools ruling that Bible reading over the intercom at public schools was unconstitutional.
But they weren’t finished. In 1968 Epperson vs Arkansas the Supremes ruled that banning of the teaching of evolution was unconstitutional. Paving the way for replacing God with the philosophies of man.
Their removal of God from our schools continued in 1980 Stone vs Graham, finding that the posting of the 10 Commandments in public schools was unconstitutional.
But they weren’t satisfied with just removing prayer, Bible reading, and the 10 Commandments. In 1985 Wallace vs Jaffree they ruled that even a moment of silence at public schools or school event s was unconstitutional.
Further, in 1987 the Supreme Court ruled that the teaching of “creation science” was unconstitutional.
Once they eroded the moral fiber of the schools, they moved on to all public properties with the 1989 Alleghney County vs ACLU, stating that Nativity Scenes on public land were unconstitutional.
The final blow to the school system was delivered in 1992 Lee vs Weisman, ruling that Clergy offering prayer at graduation or other school events was unconstitutional.
Indeed, the Supreme Court assumed the power of life and death in the 1973 Woe vs Wade ruling that made abortion on demand the law of the land.
Just to put the outcome of that decision into perspective, all abortions performed since 1973 would be equal to the combined population of California and New York State…
And last week, the latest act of arrogance and hubris by the Supreme Court, same sex marriage has been made the law of the land.
Way back in Genesis 2:24, God established and defined marriage when He said, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
It seems that, as of last Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States of America knows more than God Himself. That even the rulings of God are subject to review.
Let me say this before I go on. Have the Judges of the Supreme Court made some good decision in the history of this country? yes, absolutely. But my point is that they have made some equally bad decisions as well.
They are men and women, just as you and I, and their ability to make bad decisions are just as probable as they are for you or I.
What men and women do in the privacy of their own homes is none of my business. What any individual does or does not do is between them and God.