By Pastor Butch Paugh
January 14, 2011
Strange title for an article huh? You are probably asking yourself, “What is this fellow talking about?!” Religion can’t rule in America! It’s unconstitutional! There is a separation of church and state in America! That’s in our Constitution! Well, first I very much wish to inform the unlearned that nowhere in the United States Constitution is that statement made or even implied. It is in the Russian constitution, but not in ours. The only time this phrase was used was in a letter from President Thomas Jefferson to a Baptist preacher in which Jefferson assured him that the government would prefer one “Christian” denomination above another. The only ones who use that statement now is the news media and other heathens that are trying (and are succeeding in) to destroy America’s Christian Foundation. I will not endeavor here, to prove that America was, without a doubt, a nation founded on the Christian religion.
In this brief article, more than ample proof will be given, if you desire the truth that it is not possible to have a society (nation) wherein religion doesn’t rule! For all those who do not suffer the very widespread disease known as “Truth phobia”, this article will settle any questions on this topic. The lack of knowledge and the fear of truth have, and are still destroying what’s left of our “once” great nation. (Hos. 4:6, Pro. 16:6, John 14:6)
In order to comprehend why mans actions are what they are; you must first understand “why” he does what he does. There are no such things as random events in history. All are the result of mans “religious” beliefs. Each action taken by a single man, or a nation of men, is a direct result of the “philosophy” that motivates, controls his thoughts and directs his life. The very same process extends “naturally” to societies and nations. All areas of society, home, state or nation is comprised of “individuals.” Whatever the philosophy an individual has on and about life directs his thoughts and determines his actions. This naturally extends to every sphere this individual influences. And all men’s philosophies (thought processes) are based on, and actually are, the “religion” he practices.
When we are able to grasp the fact that every word spoken, action taken, and deed done originates in the heart (spirit, soul) of a man, we can more fully understand the scriptures. (II Cor. 10:4-6, Eph. 6:12)
The beliefs that an individual holds in his mind and heart are his “religious” beliefs. When enough people are influenced by an accepted “religion” in a society, then that religious belief system “controls” that nation. All aspects of life are then governed by that religion! The laws, morals, finances, education, music, indeed the culture itself, are the fruit of the dominating religious structure of that society. There is no doubt that history has proven this issue!