A fallen America (part 1)
Regarding the matter of the separation of Church and State, we must assess the legitimacy and realize the pretense of the matter? To better understand we must return to the time of the Mayflower, to the time of the Declaration of Independence and then understand those things that followed. In doing so we will realize it is not a matter of the separation of Church and State, but a matter of men desiring to gain total control over a people while eliminating God.
Let’s return to the foundation of America, to the time of the Mayflower’s arrival on the shores of the Atlantic. This is the first building block establishing America as a Christian settlement. Reviewing this building block, while passengers were yet on board the Mayflower, a Compact was written and all aboard agreed to the Compact before any person set foot on the shores of the New World (America):
Mayflower Compact, First Government Document 1620:
“In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland king, defender of the faith, having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the 11 day of November, in the year of the reign of our sovereign lord, King James, of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Dom. 1620.”
This compact of 1620 was signed by 40 governing men at that time. The New World (America) was claimed and established as a Christian colony and nation, to further the Christian faith and no other religion was comprised. First let us understand freedom of religion. Religion during that time was the Christian faith and did not embrace every religion of the world. America was founded on Christian faith from its beginning, allowing Christians to worship freely without persecution, even unto death and forced acceptance of the Roman Catholic Church. Christians came to the New World to escape persecution.
Prior to establishing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, Benjamin Franklin presented a request to the Second Continental Congress:
Benjamin Franklin Request 1776: “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that ‘except the Lord build the House they labor in vain that build it. I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.”
Ben Franklin was granted his wish.
Part 2 continues next week