Last week in Pennsylvania, a state representative named Stephanie Borowicz prayed the invocation to open the state legislature. Her prayer was filled with the word of God. She repeatedly mentioned the Name of Jesus, calling Him Lord of Lords; King of kings; the great I Am; and of course, she mentioned He died, rose again on the third day, and referred to His soon return. They stopped her prayer, and it became national news!
First, Democrat African-American Movita Johnson-Harrel, who was sworn-in earlier as the first female Muslim representative, led her party in condemning the prayer! She declared, “I knew I was going to receive some discrimination because of my religion”. She called the prayer, “highly offensive to me, my guests, and other members of the House. It blatantly represented the Islamophobia that exists among some leaders.”
Second, Democratic House Minority Whip Jordan Harris declared, “Let me be clear. I am a Christian. I spend my Sunday mornings in church worshiping and being thankful for all that I have, but in no way does that mean I would flaunt my religion at those who worship differently than I do. There is no room in our Capitol building for actions such as this, and it’s incredibly disappointing that today’s opening prayer was so divisive.” Finally, Democrat House Minority Leader Frank Dermody said, “It was not meant to bring us together. It was not meant to inspire us. It was beneath the dignity of the House,” as the members applauded!
Third, although defending Rep. Borowicz, Rober Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch made a very interesting observation, declaring, it “may have been inappropriate in a setting in which not everyone present was Christian, but it was not “Islamophobic” as many Democrats charged.” He continued, “we’ve seen many imams say prayers at various legislative bodies that are not non-sectarian, but manifestly Islamic and even condemning of Jews and Christians…”
Let me cut to the chase…this is furthering and establishing the de-Christianization of America!
In 1947, in the case Emerson vs the Board of Education, SCOTUS, as led by Justice Hugo Black*, took the phrase made famous by Thomas Jefferson: “separation of church and state”, extracted it from its context, applied it to the first amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof", and arrived at a new doctrine called ‘religious pluralism’. This is official language which simply means: ‘all religions are equal!’
SCOTUS has made many mistakes over two centuries, but this is arguably the worst decision in American history! In short, from the settling of the nation (1606-1775); through her founding (1776); through the Civil war (1861-65); through the World Wars; through the Civil Rights movement; up to this day---America has been, and yet is…a Christian nation!**
Sadly, and on the contrary, as liberalism has usurped control of media, academia, government, and Hollywood, there has been a concerted effort to destroy and replace America’s Judaeo/Christian roots…i.e. to de-Christianize America, i.e.to make America a secular state! The reaction to Ms Borowicz is a perfect example of the consequence of the 1947 Emerson myth, i.e. the false notion that all religions are equal! Or, the equally false notion, that the Declaration or Constitution possess some principle advocating that ‘all religions are equal’! I repeat, nothing could be further from the truth!
To resolve this issue, we will first go to what God thinks, and then to what history says. Let’s begin with God’s word. As the sovereign God, Who alone is God(Is44:6,8), the Creator and Sustainer of all things visible and invisible(Col1:16;Rom1:20), the Bible declares God created all things…for His pleasure(Rev4:11). By virtue of this fact, He not only owns everything, but has the right to define or purpose His creation. Because nations are included in God’s creation, the Bible declares He defines their borders (Acts17:26, Gen10), gives them an inheritance (Deut32:8); and then gives two fundamental instructions:
1.Make your God the Lord. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the
LORD” (Ps33:12). Incredibly, this means every nation has a god,
but only those nations who make their God the Lord, are blessed!
2.Exalt righteousness. Righteousness exalts a nation (Pro14:34).
This means to keep the law of God(Deut6:25), i.e.to obey God!
If a nation will do these two things: God will prosper them! For this reason, America is the richest nation in the history of mankind, with an annual GDP of 20 trillion dollars! No other nation is close! This is not an accident!
In order for Emerson’s idea of religious pluralism, i.e.all religions are equal, to be true, the author of truth(Jn17:17; Jn14:6;1Jn5:6;Ps119:142)—Almighty God--would have to sign-off on it! Come on now, let’s be honest, do you really think that God believes all religions are equal? Satanism is a religion! Satanists have prayed in legislatures across America! As a matter of fact, like Ms Borowicz, even atheists have opened-up some legislatures in prayer! I repeat, is it possible that God thinks…all religions are equal?!?!?
Because I’m out of time, I will cover number two, America’s Christian history next time. But let me leave you with one example: On February 3, 1983, President Ronald Reagan, in conjunction with the Congress of the United States proclaimed 1983: The Year of the Bible! The document declared the reason: “…in recognition of its (Bible) unique contribution in shaping the history and character of this Nation…”.
*There is strong evidence Justice Black was a member of the Klu Klux Klan. This is worth mentioning because blindness leads to blindness(Lu11:35,36)!
**President Barack Obama was the first and only president to say, “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation.”
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