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.