There is one overriding reason for the troubles we are having in America today. The reason for our financial woes, unemployment, teen pregnancy, abortion, STDs, lack of morals, lack of common sense, lying, over reliance on government, and a host of other problems is that we have officially, by government decree, turned away from God. More about this later in this treatise.
We have removed or at least attempted to remove all vestiges of Jehovah God from our public classrooms, from our public libraries, from our public streets, from our public parks, from our public transportation, from our public gatherings, from all government facilities, both federal and state, and we have even attempted to stop public displays of things related to God on private property. This has occurred recently in Lyndon, Vermont1. We have taken down crosses from public parks that have stood for many years. We have removed them from state logos that have existed since the states were formed. If the USA were Brazil, we would have been forced by the courts to remove the Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain because it stands in a national forest even though it has stood there for nearly eighty years. The cross at Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in La Jolla has stood there since 1954 and was recently declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco2. Officially, the US Government has declared that we no longer have a need for the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and especially not for his Son, Jesus Christ. The mentioning of God in this country is darkly frowned upon, but the mention of Jesus Christ is practically treason.
In the USA, and most Western nations, we have officially put God out to rest. We officially do not want Him or His Son, Jesus Christ involved in our nation. That is the number one reason for all the problems we are having in the USA and the West. We have rejected God and anything about Him. We don’t want Him around. Does that mean He is punishing us? No. When a person or a nation turns away from God, He leaves them alone and allows them to handle things without His help. Thus, here in America, and in many western cultures, God has left us to our own devices. He has said something to this effect, “If you want to do things on your own, go ahead. I won’t stop you.”
He is not punishing or cursing us. We are managing that very well on our own. He is allowing us to make a mess of things simply because we want Him to. The list below shows the current state of many things under the management of men without God. All of these things and more are happening to us in the USA and the West. What is amazing is that the Bible predicts these very things in Deuteronomy 28. The scripture references in parentheses reveal these prophecies:
• Businesses and farms are failing (Deut 28:16)
• Food is becoming expensive and scarce (Deut 28:17)
•There are fewer children to shoulder the burden our generation has placed on them. (Deut 28:18)
• Farm crops are shrinking Deut 28:18
• Cattle production is hampered by many things such as disease and the cost of raising them (Deut 28:18)
• It seems like we are failing to find any solutions to our problems (Deut 28:19)
• Once curable diseases are now coming back and are becoming incurable (Deut 28:21)
• Disasters seem to be on the increase (Deut 28:21)
• Droughts are increasing (Deut 28:21, 22, 23-24)
• We once defeated our enemies decisively, not anymore(Deut 28:25)
• We once stood proud among nations; now we are disdained (Deut 28:25)
• Derangement seems to be increasing in our society (Deut 28:28 & Deut 28:34)
• More people are wandering aimlessly through life (Deut 28:29)
• Crimes against people are increasing (Deut 28:29)
• The housing market is crumbling (Deut 28:30)
• Foreigners have more control over us because we are indebted to them (Deut 28:43-44)
Why are these things happening? We will find that in Deut 28:15, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:“
Note that it does not say that God will inflict these curses upon us. He does not need to. When we decide we no longer need God, we cause all these things to happen; God doesn’t. It is our own human incapability to control ourselves without the help of God in our lives that causes these curses. Why is common sense no longer acceptable? Because common sense is wisdom and wisdom comes from God: Proverbs 2:6, “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.“
Separation of Church and State
We can find few answers to the seemingly intractable problems we are having. We will never find answers to many of these problems unless we begin to admit God back into our society. I am not advocating a theocracy or that everyone should be religious. That really would be a violation of the First Amendment. I am advocating returning to a time when people who wished were allowed to practice their religion without the government prohibiting the free exercise of religion because it supposedly violates the Establishment Clause. Then, if we wish to freely exercise our right to freedom of religion, the US Government would not be able to stop us because of an invented separation of church and state policy. However, this is an exercise in futility. The US Government reflects the people. The only real way to admit God back into our society is for people to personally turn back to God. When that happens, the US Government will follow suit. It is only when the people of our countries turn back to God that we will have a chance.
In the Supreme Court case Everson v. Board of Education, Justice Hugo Black, writing the majority opinion, added the words Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptists , “a wall of separation between church and state” to case law, making it the law of the land. The court applied these words of Jefferson to all the states. Thus the establishment clause of the First Amendment (Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion) was amended by the court to state that the wall of separation between church and state applied to every part of the Federal Government and to all State and local governments as well. Thus “religion” was officially shut out of public discourse. This really meant that Yehovah God, not necessarily Allah, or Buddha, or Krisna, etc. (see below), was shut out of such discourse.
Hence, the New First Amendment Law as decreed (unconstitutionally, I might add) by the Supreme Court actually now reads, “The ‘establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment means at least this: Neither a state nor the Federal Government can set up a church. Neither can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions or prefer one religion over another. Neither can force nor influence a person to go to or to remain away from church against his will or force him to profess a belief or disbelief in any religion. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or non-attendance. No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion. Neither a state nor the Federal Government can, openly or secretly, participate in the affairs of any religious organizations or groups and vice versa. In the words of Jefferson, the clause against establishment of religion by law was intended to erect ‘a wall of separation between Church and State.” —Justice Hugo Black, writing the majority opinion in Everson v. Board of Education.
Accordingly, the second clause of the old First Amendment (nor prohibit the free exercise thereof) has been written out of the Constitution, for whenever a citizen tries to exercise his right to free exercise in public, he is violating the new establishment clause. Thus God and the believers in Him have been relegated to the closet. Now the false belief that the words “separation of church and state” were written in the First Amendment or somewhere in the Constitution has become almost ubiquitous.
The law has been stringently applied to Christianity and Judaism. However, it has only been moderately applied or not applied at all to other religions like Islam, Buddhism, Native American religions, etc. The reason for the uneven application of the new law is that certain anti-Christian groups have sued governments in multiple cases to apply the new separation of church and state law to Christianity.
Currently, many public schools and education establishments not only require that student take courses on Islam, but they also require that students actively participate in the religious activities of Islam at school. Moreover, some public schools and higher learning establishments also accommodate Muslim students by allowing prayer time and prayer rugs during school hours and by providing the washing facilities for Muslim students’ Islamic Ablution Rituals. For some examples of these practices, I quote Oren Dorell from an article published in USA Today:
The University of Michigan at Dearborn is planning to build foot baths for Muslim students who wash their feet before prayer. An elementary school in San Diego created an extra recess period for Muslim pupils to pray.
At George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Muslim students using a “meditation space” laid out Muslim prayer rugs and separated men and women in accordance with their Islamic beliefs.
(From “Some say schools giving Muslims special treatment” by Oren Dorell, © 2011 USA TODAY)
Where is the outcry of the ACLU or People for the American Way or Citizens United for Separation of Church and State? Such groups are noticeably silent, claiming that the line here is a fine one and that the law is fuzzy on these issues. This, of course, is simple obfuscation because these groups only want to harass Christianity and Judaism, which they wish to eradicate from public discourse. Allowing other religions will only help them in their goals to eliminate Christianity and Judaism.
The truth is that the people of the United States of America have the power to cause or stop what the government does. Allowing the US Government to get away with the removal of God from our country was the fault of the people as well as the elected leadership.A minority of people wanted to eradicate religion in America for their own Utopian ideals of an egalitarian society. From the nineteenth century until the present, forces have been at work to remove God from society. This move toward socialism started with the Enlightenment, continued with the Wilson Administration and was tried in such places as Hitler’s Germany, the Soviet Union, Castro’s Cuba, the People’s Republic of China, and several other communist countries around the world. In each place it was tried it was a miserable failure, and that includes the PRC today.
The proponents of such a Utopian society understand that people will not choose socialism on their own. In their eyes, the one major object preventing them from realizing their plans is the worship of God. Hence, religion must be stopped. As Marx said about religion, “It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness. To call on them to give up their illusions about their condition is to call on them to give up a condition that requires illusions.”3 People must worship the elitists in charge of the Utopian state and not deity. Yet the egalitarians were only partially successful in their bid to remove religion from society. Still, because of propaganda in our media and our schools, colleges, and universities, the people of the USA began to accept the idea that a godless society was best. Thus slowly, Americans have turned away from God. Today, we are a godless society and in such a society, anything goes. The slippery slope to immorality has turned into a sheer cliff-side. It is difficult to imagine where it will all end if it is not stopped.
AMERICA–TURN BACK TO GOD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
WESTERN NATIONS–TURN BACK TO GOD BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!
- A couple with a 24 foot cross on a hill on their private property near Lyndon, Vermont, was told they had to remove it due to “an adverse effect on the scenic or natural beauty of the area” according to the local government. In May 2012, after fighting in court for five years, the couple has won their case and can keep the cross ↩
- In June 2012, The Supreme Court refused to hear the case, but litigation still continues to date. ↩
- Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right ↩