Pastor Roger Anghis
February 27, 2010
Part 3 – The Foundation Strengthened
I mention several quotes from our Founding Fathers because there are those who have tried to deceive the younger generations to believe that our Founding Fathers were not practicing Christians, that the United States was NOT founded as a Christian nation. Our Founders believed in the power of the Word of God and they lived their lives accordingly. Using their own words is the best way to understand their belief.
We have seen this nation turn against its founding principles to the point where once the Bible was the only book in school to just recently a child was ARRESTED for reading their Bible during study hall. Christmas plays can’t have Christmas carols or even the mention of Christmas because it is a religious holiday and we must maintain the so-called ‘separation of church and state’.
Halloween, can be celebrated no holds barred, even though satanism is recognized as a religion, there is no demand to stop this celebration. What we are seeing is an outright attack only on Christianity and Judaism. Islam is being taught in some California schools and in some Michigan schools. They are even having them pray to allah in these schools, but you can’t even have a picture of Jesus hanging in a public school. Revisionist historians refuse to write what the contemporaries said about our Founders because it conflicts with what they want you to believe.
We have at least two generations of children that have been refused the truth about the role of Christianity in the building of our nation and our government.
We must learn again the role of the church in our government and our daily affairs. Paul gives us instructions on the matter in 1 Timothy 2:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
(2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
(3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”. It is foolishness to elect ungodly people and then pray that they act godly. To think that the church/Christians/ should not be involved in the political arena is not even a Biblical viewpoint. Growing up I was taught that a Christian doesn’t get into politics because there is such corruption in politics and that is the very reason Christian SHOULD be in politics, to bring respect to that office. Bill Clinton brought nothing but disgrace to the office of the president, but Geo. Bush, though he was not perfect, brought respect and dignity back to the office of the president. Romans 13:3 “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:”
It is the duty of the church to see to it that godly men and women govern this nation. John Adams states this about our government: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Today’s historians are more revisionists that true historians and they claim that most of the Founding Fathers were atheists, agnostics, and deists. They claim that none were Christians. None of our Founding Documents had any religious references. One Supreme Court justice has even stated that Thomas Jefferson wrote the First Amendment to keep religion out of government.
The biggest problem with that statement is Thomas Jefferson was in France when the First Amendment was written and he never even saw it until after it was ratified. Fisher Ames was the author of the First Amendment. Congressional records show that on September 17. 1787 the wording for the First Amendment was agreed upon and that Ames was the author.
Another problem with that statement is it was not written to keep religion out of government but to keep government out of religion. If Jefferson really did believe that religion and government required an ‘impregnable’ wall of separation, as the Supreme Court stated, then why, when he was President, were ALL government buildings in Washington open for the purpose of hold church services in them and the military band was made available for praise and worship? One has to wonder when the 10 Commandments are carved into the stone walls of the Supreme Court that same Court has declared that displays of the 10 Commandments are unconstitutional in other courthouses.
The history of American that has been taught to the last 2-3 generations is more lie than truth. The history that they are teaching did NOT occur, for the most part, and the real history is not allowed to be told. I want to establish with you the true beliefs of our Founding Fathers and not my opinion or someone else’s opinion, but their own words concerning what they believed.
Zephaniah Swift, an American jurist in Connecticut and served in the House of Representatives. He was also the first Chief Justice of Connecticut’s Supreme Court declared that Christianity was THE guiding influence on everyday living in his day: “Indeed moral virtue is substantially and essentially enforced by the precepts of Christianity and may be considered the basis of it. But in addition to moral principles the Christian doctrines inculcate a purity of heart and holiness of life that constitutes its chief glory. When we contemplate it in this light, we have a most striking evidence of its superiority over all the systems of pagan philosophy, which were promulgated by the wisest men of ancient times.”
When looking at the reasons for the establishment of each of our colonies it becomes very clear that the establishing of Christianity and evangelizing the region teaching the natives about Christianity was the purpose of the colony. All 13 colonies were established for this purpose. In 1606 the charter for the colony of Virginia stated, “To make habitations and to deduce a colony of sundry of our people into that part of American commonly called Virginia in propagating the Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness.”
William Bradford who helped compose the Mayflower Compact, stated the purpose of why the Pilgrims had come to the New World: “ . . . a great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing the Gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world.”
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A decade later the Puritans began to arrive and one of their great leaders John Winthrop, warned them of the consequences of forgetting their goal: “We are a company professing ourselves fellow-members of Christ . . . knit together by this bond of love . . . We are entered into a covenant with Him for this work. . . For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us; so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw is present help from us, well shall be made a story and a byword through the world.” Does this sound like the policy of a secularist nation? The Foundation is strengthened.
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Pastor Roger Anghis is the Founder of RestoreFreeSpeech.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