Pastor Roger Anghis
March 28, 2010
What we have seen so far has been a total dedication to Christianity by our Founding Fathers AND the majority of the population of America. Revisionists have demanded that a new history be told that never happened. Because of their hatred for, not just religion, but Christianity in particular, we have seen our nation go from God lovers to God haters. They have no problem with our children dressing up on Halloween, a high holy day in satinism, they have no problem with our children saying prayers to allah in our public schools, but our schools can’t even have a picture of Jesus hanging in the hallway. We can’t say a pray at graduation of at a sporting event. We can’t sing Christmas carols at Christmas programs and in many states we can’t even call Christmas, Christmas.
Some of the court rulings in recent years show the bias of our liberal judges. Court Ruling: Freedom of speech is guaranteed to students and teachers unless it is religion at which time such speech becomes unconstitutional. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for students to see the Ten Commandments as they may read them, meditate on them, respect them and obey them. Court Ruling: The Ten Commandments, despite the fact that they are the basis of our civil law, and depicted in engraved stone in the Supreme Court building on the wall behind the seats of the justices of the Supreme Cour, it is against the law to display the Ten Commandments in any government building. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for any school library to contain books on Christianity. Books on witchcraft are OK. Books on occults are OK. Books on Islam are OK or Buddhism or Hinduism are OK.
It is unconstitutional for a teacher to have a copy of the Bible IN his/her desk. Not on it, but in it. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for school officials to be praised publicly or to be recognized from a podium at a community meeting IF the meeting is sponsored by a religious organization. Planned Parenthood can do that, but a Christian organization cannot do that. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for a kindergarten class to ask Who’s birthday is celebrated at Christmas. A student in Illinois was arrested, threaten with mace and handcuffed and removed from the school for participating in the See You At The Pole prayer event. In Texas a student was warned that if she prayed she would be disciplined the same as if she used profanity. A group of individuals were threatened with arrest and prosecution by the US Capitol police for bowing their heads during a silent prayer.
The influence of the Bible was so instilled into the hearts and the minds of the Founding Fathers as well as the people that it is no wonder that when drafting the Constitution, we find its influence all through the document. An independent study was done by the University of Houston and they wanted to determine what was the biggest influence in drafting the Constitution. They gathered documents from the founding era, 1760-1805, documents that led to the establishing of our Declaration of Independence and what gave us our Constitution. They wanted to see who our Founding Fathers read, quoted and who they were influenced by. They collected 15,000 documents and from those documents they found 3,154 quotes. It took them 10 years to document these quotes as to where they came from and they discovered that the most quoted source was quoted four times more than the second most quoted source.
The most quoted source was the Bible. Established in the original writings of our Founding Fathers we find that they discovered in Isaiah 33:22 the three branches of government: Isaiah 33:22 “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.” Here we see the judicial, the legislative and the executive branches. In Ezra 7:24 we see where they established the tax exempt status of the church: Ezra 7:24 “Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.”
When we look at our Constitution we see in Article 4 Section 4 that we are guaranteed a Republican form of government, that was found in 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:” This indicates that we are to choose, or elect God fearing men and women. Looking at Article 3 Section 3 we see almost word for word Deuteronomy 17:6: ‘No person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the testimony of two Witnesses. . .’ Deuteronomy 17:6 “At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses. . .”. The next paragraph in Article 3 Section 3 refers to who should pay the price for treason. In England, they could punish the sons for the trespasses of the father, if the father died.
Our Constitution states that only the one guilty of the crime pays for the crime. In 1791 Benjamin Rush, who served for 3 different Presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, started the Sunday School movement in America to deal with the uneducated in the inner cities. It was this same year that Benjamin Rush proposed the idea of public schools. He is actually called the Father of Public Schools in America. If public schools were intended to be the godless institutions that they are today, his writings should exhibit that philosophy. What he does say is far from that idea. He believed that the Bible should be the primary book of learning in the public school. He stated: “Without religion, learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.” His reference to ‘religion’ was not any religion, but Christianity exclusively.
We have to remember that in the days of our Founding Fathers, their reference to ‘religion’ was not a generic reference as we see today meaning Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. If they asked what religion you were, they were referring to Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, etc. They almost never considered anything other than Christianity. Benjamin Rush believed that you had to teach the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the morals that are found in the Bible, because he believed, and rightfully so, that to educate without that type of foundation would produce a self centered person that was only concerned about himself. Where did he get that concept? Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 14:8 “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” Wisdom is the ability to correctly use the knowledge that you have.
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Our colleges today fill you with knowledge, but without wisdom, all of that knowledge is useless. How else can a student spend 10 years in school learning to be a doctor and then spend his career performing abortions? How else can a student spend years in school learning history, yet not understanding the history he learned? Benjamin Rush was the author of a paper that was literally distributed all across the nation for years, even after his death that was titled “The Use of the Bible In Schools.” In that paper he stated “If they were ever to take the Bible out of public schools, we would be spending all of our time and all of our money fighting crime when it could be prevented in the classroom.” We are there.
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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