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Summary: An address to recent rulings keeping God out of our government.

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On "Separation of Church and State", and "Freedom of Religion"

One of the issues facing us today is the ACLU and other groups’ attempts at what they call "separation of church and state".

>Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

Psalms 33:12 (KJV)

The fact is, this country was founded by Christians. Yes, they had different faiths-, but they were all Christians nonetheless. So what exactly did they mean by "freedom of religion"?

Simply put, they meant that there would be no state-sponsored religion. What they intended- was no state-sponsored faith of Christianity.

This is illustrated quite specifically in the Massachusetts Constitution:

>Any every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.

-Article III

Clearly, our founding fathers intended for God to be an integral part of our nation. We truly are ONE NATION UNDER GOD. Our national motto is "IN GOD WE TRUST".

So why then, are these groups working so hard to take the God out of our country? Why are they so bent on the moral corruption and decay of the nation our founding fathers fought and died to create?

Homosexual marriage...

>Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Gen 2:24 (KJV)

homosexuality...

>26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Romans 1:26-27 (KJV)

abortion...

>13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalms 139:13-14 (KJV)

and countless other sins are now being accepted as NORMAL by our government because of groups who are fighting to keep God out of our classrooms and government.

Where are we going to end up as a nation if this continues?

>14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chron 7:14 (KJV)

>6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum 1:6-7 (KJV)

We, as Christians, need to seriously get back to our faith, and remember just how it is that this nation got great, and what it will take to keep it so.

Reverend Erik

24 NOV 2006


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Bruce Ball

commented on Nov 27, 2006

Rev. Lowell - Your "One Nation Under God" is a very good sermon! Thank you for sharing it with us.

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