Pastor Roger Anghis
February 20, 2010
Part 2 – The Foundation
The 1st Amendment states: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’ The churches responsibility is to inform the public as to the qualifications required of our leaders. Until 1954 we could name names. Now we can only generalize. Exodus 18:21 “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:”. That addendum that Congress passed in 1954 prohibited the church from informing the people of the character of a political candidate.
That addendum prohibited the free exercise of religion and violates the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The reason schools were established was so that the people would be taught to read and understand the Word of God, with the Bible being its main source for information, and if government tried to pass legislation that was contrary to God’s Word, they would be able to know that and then take action to stop it. We have allowed our government to redefine our Constitution and read things into it that our Founding Fathers would never have allowed. We have allowed activist judges to read into our Constitution the right to an abortion at any time for any reason.
To fully understand just what the role of the church is supposed to be in this nation we have to look at the role of the church before our independence, during our fight for independence and up until 1954 when the church was taken out of the political arena. Many of you will be surprised to learn how deeply involved the church and the Word of God was in the forming of our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. I know that there will be many pastors that will be shocked at the churches involvement in the development of our government. Too many pastors believe that the church shouldn’t be involved in politics at all. What this series will reveal will be unfamiliar to many pulpits. Revisionist historians have taught what THEY want you to believe instead of what the real history actually is.
There was a book printed that contained the writings of George Washington on four different areas of life. In the original book it contained comments by his contemporaries. The book is now being printed again however the comments are now by revisionists and they have left out almost all of the religious references of the original book and all of the commentaries of his comtemporaries and refer to him as a deist. How you can print a book that is full of outright lies and call it historically accurate is beyond me.
Our Founding Fathers took their faith very seriously, but many today would like you to believe differently. When the first colony was established in 1620, before they even got off of the boat they established why they were there. They wrote the Mayflower Compact.
In the Name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, or England, France and Ireland, King defender of the Faith,
Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid;
The ends aforesaid was the advancement of the Christian faith. Our Founding Fathers lived their faith. Most churches today have a 30 minute message ending with “Call our office Monday-Friday between 9-5 if you want to get saved.” People today couldn’t handle the church services in those days. They usually lasted from 4-6 hours. Our Founding Fathers believe that to serve in public office, you had to be a Christian.
John Jay, our first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Court that decides if the laws that are passed are within the parameters set out by the Constitution, stated this: “Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers. It is the duty as well as the privilege and the interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians as their rulers.”
Another of our Founding Fathers was Patrick Henry. His famous statement was; ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ This is not being taught in schools any more. It promotes patriotism and self worth and that causes problems with dictating what some people want you to believe. Another statement he made which I assure you will never be taught in public schools is this one: “It can’t be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded NOT by religionist, but by Christians, not on religion but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The revisionist historians want you to believe that Patrick Henry was a deist. They want you to believe that most of the Founding Fathers deists. They even state so even though ALL evidence proves otherwise. People simply don’t research anything out for themselves. There were 55 signers of the Constitution- 29 were Episcopalians, several were Methodist, and some were Baptist. There was only one so-called deist and that was Ben Franklin, but even he had enough sense to know that Providence should be called upon at times. During the Constitutional Convention they had spent days debating key provisions of the Constitution without making any progress. During that time of intense debate he made this comment: “All of us who were engaged in this struggle must have observed frequent instances of super intending Providence in our favor.” Now, we have to understand what a deist is.
He is one that believes in a higher power, but does not believe that that higher power intervenes in the affairs of man. So that statement by Ben Franklin pretty much destroys the revisionist’s theory that he was a deist.
“To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting, in peace, on the means of establishing our future nation felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend, or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see this truth, that God governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?” Following that statement, our Founding Fathers spent four hours in prayer.
In a public facility, our government officials had prayer and then followed that with a preacher preaching a message that was so moving that John Adams wrote to his wife about how important that message was and from that moment the Constitution began to come together with surprising ease.
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After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams, who would become the governor of Massachusetts, wrote; “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient, He reigns in heaven from the rising to the setting of the sun. Let His kingdom come.” He also made this statement: “Pray that the light of the gospel and the right of conscience may be continued to the people of the United America and that His Holy Word may be improved by them so that the Name of God will be exalted and their liberty and happiness be secure. That He would be pleased to bless our federal government.” The Foundation is laid.
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Pastor Roger Anghis is the Founder of RestoreFeeSpeech.org, an organization designed to draw attention to the need of returning free speech rights to churches that was restricted in 1954.
President of The Damascus Project, TheDamascusProject.org, which has a stated purpose of teaching pastors and lay people the need of the churches involvement in the political arena and to teach the historical role of Christianity in the politics of the United States. Married-37 years, 3 children, three grandchildren.
Web site: RestoreFeeSpeech.org