Just recently I have seen where a Republican congressman brought to attention that in one of the committees of the House of Representatives that the phrase, “so help me God”, was left out of the oath to tell the truth. He asked that it be reinstated.
The chairman, a democrat, responded thusly:
“It is never a mistake to fight for religious equality and inclusive government. The requirement to swear loyalty to a deity is a clear violation of the religious freedom enshrined in the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which requires the government to maintain neutrality not just between religions, but also between religion and non-religion.”
Religion and the State
It sounds nice and seems to be stating what is said in the Constitution. But is it true? The very first statement sets up a false scenario. Who is to decide how and when religions are on equal ground? Is there even such a thing as equality among religions. Should governments include all religions? As Thomas Jefferson made plain, it was not the government’s job to include or exclude religion from the public exercise of government. The founders of this country and the writers of the Constitution made it very plain which set of religious doctrines were the foundation of the Constitution and the laws it contained. In case the democrats did not study American History in grade school or high school, that set of doctrines were those set forth in the Holy Bible which just happens to be the same doctrines on which the “Christian” religion is founded.
Does the chairman think that we should include the reasoning and laws contained in the “sacred” scriptures of Islam? If we are to be inclusive, as he says, we would have to do so. However, that would not bode well for women or those who do not believe exactly as Muslims believe. Many of the freedoms that the chairman takes for granted would be nullified if we were to give equal weight to the “sacred” writings of Islam. It seems that the chairman is not knowledgeable of Middle East and northern Africa history either. (I say, not knowledgeable, because otherwise he would be suggesting the overthrow of our present form of government and be guilty of treason.)
The oath does not require you to swear loyalty to anyone. It merely states that you are telling the truth before men and women and whatever deity they hold in esteem. There is no specific “god” named. For the Christian it would be the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel. For the Muslim it would be Allah. For those who recognize no god or believe there is no god it would not make a difference. If they object, they by their objection acknowledge that there is a God and they are in rebellion against Him. If they really believed there was no deity it would make no difference to them, at all.
“A violation of the Establishment Clause.” Can you tell me what “the Establishment Clause” is and where it is stated as such in the Constitution? Of course, there is no “Establishment Clause”. This was a term made up to keep the average person from understanding the first amendment to the Constitution.
The first amendment reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Who is restricted?
You will notice the word “establishment” in the statement, but it was not related to the restriction of religion. Rather, it was related to the restriction of the Federal Government to interfere in the “free exercise” of the religion. The founding fathers of the US were thinking of the Christian religion which is founded on laws which are based in love and care for others. These were the principles envisioned when they drew up the constitution. It was George Washington that stated in his farewell address after his second term as President:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness… The mere politician equally with the pious man, ought to respect and cherish them.”
Are you really interested in the good of the United States?
If Mr. Chairman were knowledgeable of American history he would be willingly disposed to ask witnesses to promise to tell the truth at peril of angering the god they serve or the “non-god” which they believe does not exist. Mr. Chairman by his lack of knowledge and impertinence has exalted himself as his own god, determining what is right and what is wrong and totally disregarding what the founders of this country had in mind when they pledged their life and honor to bring about its establishment.
By promoting such things Mr. Chairman is refuting the principals and the country for which the founding fathers and thousands have fought and died to maintain. Those who have served and paid the ultimate price served with the idea that the United States was a nation established on Biblical principles. They were not all Christians but they believed in the nation that was structured on the foundational truths of the Bible that says there is one Creator God and He expressed Himself through His Son, Jesus of Nazareth.
Christianity does not impose itself upon anyone. So it was in the building of the United States. It was common and joint consent that the colonies came together to form a “more perfect union”, and then it was sent to the citizens of each colony to ratify the plan, of their own free will. Though Christianity is forced on no one, the framework of the United States which is grounded in Christian principles must be honored or the union will be in jeopardy. By trying to be all inclusive and multi diverse, the structure for the union will be weakened. Without Biblical morality undergirding the Constitution it will soon become just another piece of paper with some nice words on it. But the words will carry no force for good. It becomes interpreted to meet the desires of those who are governing instead of the good of the governed. With a Christian foundation the structure will stand. Without a Christian foundation the structure will soon collapse.
Those who would weaken this great union are the humanists. Humanists do not like to honor the God of Creation. The humanist wants to be his own god. That is why they push for a globalistic society. By this they want to show that Christianity and the God they worship are no different from any other. That is why they desire to eliminate any reference to the God of creation or His Son, Jesus. They are in rebellion against the God of creation. Because of that they desire to destroy anything or nation that honors Him.
Be honest, Mr. Chairman
Mr. Chairman, I encourage you to take a step back and consider your situation. If you do not wish to honor the God upon whose principals this nation is built, then be honest and so state it so that all can know what your agenda is. If you do not wish to honor Him then you are plainly saying that you wish to tear down the Constitution which is founded on His laws. In so doing you are encouraging rebellion against a godly nation. That would be treason.
I encourage you to repent of your sin and receive the salvation that this Creator God has provided for you in His Son, Jesus. He is a God of love, and He loves you dearly.