“God, the Gospel, and Government” excerpt from Eradicate, Page 37-38

Posted: October 26, 2012 by David Fiorazo in David's Blog, Eradicate - Blotting Out God In America

The sooner we spread the truth, the sooner a more uninformed citizens will wake up. Humanism and secularism are on the rise in America and offer a very present threat. Much of our rich Christian heritage has been rewritten or removed entirely from text books and public education. Evil is at work.

Knowing how corrupt and deceptive man can be and how wicked the human heart, Thomas Jefferson once said:

“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

Some believe God is already judging America, and others say His final judgment is right around the corner. With the massive increase in corruption and deception in government, we often forget it all results from sin and our sin nature. Perhaps God is allowing Christians to suffer the consequences of the politicians we have elected to represent us. America must turn back to God!

Laws continue to be passed, bills signed, and policies implemented that either go against our biblical values or threaten another one of our freedoms. This is not what our Founding Fathers intended. According to several polls in early 2012, over 72% of Americans said the country is headed in the wrong direction. Even some people who voted for “hope and change” in 2008 are now hoping to change it back.

Our founders understood the ways of man, the dangers of too much power, and the potential for tyranny so they established a Constitution to protect the people. They created checks and balances in an attempt to hold government accountable, while providing for individual freedoms at the same time. They placed the highest of values on religious freedom.

We’ve strayed dramatically away from their vision to the point of electing a president who does not seem to respect America. Why does he insist on radically transforming the United States? President Obama downplays America’s greatness, disrespects the Constitution, seems embarrassed of our history, and enacts policies against the Word of God.

It is our job to put faith, character, and integrity back on the priority list of who we elect, not how well someone speaks in public or reads a teleprompter. In 2008, Barack Obama singled out Christianity and voiced his concerns about religions that encourage evangelism:

“The difficult thing about any religion, including Christianity, is that at some level there is a call to proselytize. There’s the belief that if people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior, they’re going to hell.”

Barack Obama has become one of the biggest presidential advocates in our history for abortion, gay marriage, GLBT education, and class warfare – a major tenet of Marxism. He also stated “our schools are there to teach worldly knowledge and science. I believe in evolution, and I believe there’s a difference between science and faith.”

Christians should strongly oppose legislation that favors the destruc­tion of human life. We should also be against laws that penalize mar­riage and families, taxing married couples at a higher rate than those who are gay, single, or living together. That said, regardless of who is in office, we are called to submit to the authorities and pray for those in high positions because God allowed them to be placed there. The candidates we elect should represent our interests and carefully decide how to spend our tax dollars. They advance social policies and imple­ment economic and foreign policies that affect us.

Opponents of Christianity have even used the First Amendment against churches and individuals. They are often quick to point out that not one church or religion may be respected or promoted by gov­ernment, but they stop there. They conveniently fail to read after the comma in the First Amendment. Congress may not prohibit (forbid, hinder, prevent) Americans from freely worshiping.

Part of this very important Amendment is the freedom of all speech. Government may NOT abridge (shorten, reduce, deprive, cut-off) our speech, including when we talk about Jesus Christ in public.But that doesn’t mean they won’t try to silence us.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

God has blessed America, but I can’t help but think of America’s current president and how far to the opposite end of the spectrum he is compared to most of our founders. The Washington Times’ Jeffrey Kuhner said the president’s goal is to purge Christianity from civil society and to marginalize religion from the public square. I’m not sure about all religions but it does appear the president makes no apology for promoting the antithesis of Christianity.

Many of us are eager to see if more Americans will vote according to their true values, faith, and principles [in the future] instead of falling for empty promises, slick slogans, and teleprompter-projected flowery rhetoric.

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