Causing and Condoning Sinful Behavior: Part I
If one were to take an honest look at the founding of our nation, one has to admit that our nation was founded by a collection of Christian men assembled from among the 13 original colonies. Since they were elected by a small population, we can assume that these men reflected the values of the communities that elected them to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. In debating the points to be placed in our Constitution, our founder’s researched many sources that were available to them. The Bible was the most quoted source in framing the Constitution with the contemporary version of Black’s Law Dictionary coming in a distant second. I refer readers to the work of David Barton and his Wallbuilder’s web site for further study which includes quotes that come from the original sources unlike today’s academics found in 21st century American universities.
In a 1798 address to the military 2nd US President John Adams stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
In his 1835 commentary, De la democratie en Amerique, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote of the positive influence of churches in both the local community and government. This was just 48 years after the ratification of the Constitution or two generations thereafter.
Today’s political left has not only distanced itself from our nation’s Christian roots, it is actively working to silence all Christian influence including the influence of Christianity on our founding documents.
On January 10th, 1963, Communist Party USA published a list of 45 goals for the purpose of undermining the American government and the American way of life. Three of these goals include;
“27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with ‘social’ religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a "religious crutch.
"28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression on the ground it violate the principle of "separation of church and state. &
"15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.”
On these three points, the American communist movement can claim ‘Mission Accomplished’. With the establishment of churches that are not preaching the message of Jesus Christ, court mandated elimination of all public Christian expression despite Congress never passing such a law, and the current Democrat party referring to Marx more than Madison and the Communist Manifesto more than the Constitution, all appearances show the infiltration was complete and with the current GOP leadership not putting up much opposition I have to question if the second infiltration isn’t partially complete.
In this series of articles, I will highlight four areas in which the political left has undermined Biblical values in their policies.