Word Manipulation is a liberal tactic that:
1.creates new words
2.changes definitions of old words
Words are important because they are used to think, feel, behave, understand, build up, tear down, communicate, interpret, love, hate, encourage, and so forth. Word Manipulation is the intentional misuse of words to influence the masses in a certain direction.
Liberalism has changed the ‘Separation of church and state’ to the ‘Separation of God from state’. This legally began in 1947 in the Everson v Board of Education where the Supreme Court ruled: “The First Amendment has erected “a wall of separation between church and state.” That wall must be kept high and impregnable.”
This statement is false for 3 reasons:
1.The First Amendment says nothing about a “wall of separation”. They used this idea which had never before been approved by the governmental process on any level!
2.What is the wall impregnable against? Obviously, the church! But, to keep the wall impregnable, Congress must intervene to keep the church out, which is a clear violation of the first amendment!
3.How did they define the word “church”? God and the Bible!
Every one of the 13 colonies(states) were affiliated with a particular Christian denomination. For example, the Virginia colony was Anglican, which led to the persecution of the Baptists, whose preachers were literally jailed for preaching the gospel. After 1776, and the Declaration of Independence; and later, the Constitutional Convention in 1787-89, to legally end this practice of persecution, the first amendment was passed, which declared: "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The intent of the first amendment was designed to prevent Congress* from creating “a federally established denomination”; and from intervening in church affairs.
To arrive at their ruling, the 1947 Supreme court examined Thomas Jefferson’s ‘entire’ letter to the Danbury Baptists**, but proceeded to lift only ‘one statement’ out of context: “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.”
Because of ‘this’ statement; as well as Jefferson’s life-long involvement in politics; authoring the Declaration; and achieving the presidency; the 1947 court felt free to apply the phrase “separation of church and state” to the first amendment!
Two major problems!!
1.First, the term “separation of church and state” was in common use in 1776, so, if Jefferson had wanted to place it in the Declaration of Independence, he could have done so! And, if the Constitutional Convention had wanted to place it in the Constitution, they certainly could have done so, too! In other words, the term “separation of church and state” does not appear in any of America’s three founding documents: i.Declaration of Independence; ii.the Constitution; iii.the Northwest Ordinance…for a reason!! But it does appear in the 1947 Everson case!
Furthermore, Jefferson made public statements supporting the first amendment’s actual definition, which as I said was: Congress cannot legislate “a federally established denomination”; the purpose of which was to prohibit Congress from intervening in church affairs!! Following are of couple of Jefferson’s quotes:
--“No power over the freedom of religion . . . is delegated to the United States by the Constitution.” Kentucky Resolution, 1798
--“In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the Constitution independent of the powers of the general (federal) government.” Second Inaugural Address, 1805
--“Our excellent Constitution . . . has not placed our religious rights under the power of any public functionary.” Letter to the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1808
--“I consider the government of the United States as interdicted (prohibited) by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions . . . or exercises.” Letter to Samuel Millar, 1808
--Finally, he wrote to Benjamin Rush, a fellow-signer of the Declaration of Independence: “The clause of the Constitution which, while it secured the freedom of the press, covered also the freedom of religion, had given to the clergy a very favorite hope of obtaining an establishment of a particular form of Christianity through the United States; and as every sect believes its own form the true one, every one perhaps hoped for his own, but especially the Episcopalians and Congregationalists. The returning good sense of our country threatens abortion to their hopes and they believe that any portion of power confided to me will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly.”
Jefferson’s statements are evidence the first amendment was designed to limit Congress, not the people!!!! Yet, because of the 1947 case, liberalism has willfully re-interpreted, re-defined, and misapplied the ‘separation of church and state’ so that it now results in things like: prohibiting public schools--by the government decree--from singing Christmas carols, prayer, or Bible reading! Are you aware, that public schools cannot study George Washington’s inaugural and farewell addresses because they contain too much God and Christianity verbiage? Even private businesses now forbid their employees from saying “Merry Christmas”, because of “Christ” in Christmas…in favor of “Happy Holidays”***!
The end of re-interpreting the “separation of church and state” to “separation of God from state”, is to remove God, and the Bible, from public display!!! Tragically, because no vacuums exist, atheism by way of liberalism, has filled the void of publicly removing God and His word…and therefore, is on the verge of becoming the new American religion!
2.Second, the “separation of church and state” is a Bible doctrine! In other words, for liberals to use the term “separation of church and state” in our American governing process is the apex of hypocrisy! Why? For example, the word “Trinity” is not used in the Bible, but all its components are everywhere! Therefore, for two millennium, orthodox Christianity has accepted the Trinity: Father, Son, Holy Spirit---as one of its critical doctrines. So too, the words, “separation of church and state”, are not in the Bible, but the doctrine is well represented. As far as we know, the Christian doctrine of the “separation of church and state”, was coined by Richard Hooker (1554-1600), an Anglican priest, who attempted to interpret Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 22:21: “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s”. See also 2Chronicles 19:11.
However, the actual, original interpretation of the term “separation of church and state” means, God, Who is the only Sovereign, gives purpose to both the church and the state. Therefore, the church and the state are separate, in the sense that their purposes are separate (i.e.different), yet both take their direction from the Sovereign Creator!
Therefore, liberalism, in all the glory of its hatred of God and His word, must use a Biblical doctrine, as its source to separate church(God) and state!! Sorry liberals…it’s completely irrational to use the Bible to reject God! You have been caught with your hand in the cookie jar!
On the contrary, the Bible says, God’s name is Jehovah Nissi (Ex17:15), which means banner, flag, or to be lifted high. In contrast to liberalism’s attempt to steal a Bible doctrine to support their heresy, the Bible declares that God’s Great name**** is to be lifted-up over the culture, i.e. the church, government, education, media, business, entertainment, and family*****!
In conclusion, Psalms 33:12 declares, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…” while Psalms 96:5 says, “For all the gods of the nations are idols…” In other words, every nation has a god, but only those nations whose God is the Lord are blessed!! Therefore, only those nations whose deity is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ…are truly blessed!!! For this reason alone, America has been, and still is, the most blessed nation…in the history of the world! And to retain His blessing, we must fight to keep liberalism from removing God from our culture!
*I repeat, the first amendment was directed at Congress—please read this again! Do you think the Constitutional Convention did not understand the meaning of the word: “Congress”?!?!
**who originally wrote him to ensure they would have freedom to practice their religion without government interference
***Of course, this is another liberal hypocrisy because “holiday” means “holy day”, and refers to the Bible’s holy days!!
****God has many names (El Elohe; Tsidknu; El Shaddai, etc.), all of which are God-commanded to be exalted by a nation!!!
*****The 7 spheres of any society.