Separation of Church and State

Separation of Church and State

‘Separation of Church and State’ – Was Really To PROTECT Christians, Not Silence Them

This term ‘Separation of Church and State’ is thrown around a lot, but few realize that it was actually meant to DEFEND Christians, not silence them. That includes our political views.

Most Americans Surprisingly Do Not Know the Facts

Don’t the non-believers (and many liberals) love throw the phrase ‘Separation of Church and State’ in our face? But here’s the newsflash. This phrase is NOT in the constitution. But, wow, do people throw it around like it is.

Thomas JeffersonSo where did it come from? In the year 1800 Thomas Jefferson was the newly elected President of the United States, and a group on Baptists in Danbury Connecticut heard the ‘rumor’ that Thomas Jefferson was going to establish the congregational denomination as the state denomination. So they wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson protesting this ‘rumor’ that the congregational church was going to be the state church. In response, Thomas Jefferson on January 1, 1802 wrote a letter to those Baptist in Danbury, CT and he said…..

“I contemplate with solemn reverence the 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”

That’s where we get the phrase “separation of church and state”. Only, they use it far out of its original intent.

With these FACT’S we should all understand that he was referring to an establishment of a DENOMINATION, not a RELIGION. In other words he was saying we’re not going to make one denomination the state denomination.

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More importantly, Thomas Jefferson used this Phrase “Separation of Church and State “to REASSURE Christians of their FREEDOM for religious expression. It was intended to reassure Christians that the Government would do NOTHING to prohibit their free exercise of religion.

Over the years people have perverted Jefferson’s word, and Liberal groups today use those words to restrict Christians from the public expression of their religious beliefs.

For the first 140 years of our nations history, the judiciary continually reaffirmed that America is a uniquely CHRISTIAN country.

 

Author: Mike Cynar

Mike Cynar grew up in church and observed that countless people would go to church and then just stop. The church always referred to them as ‘fake Christians’ or ‘backsliders’ but Mike discovered the problem was deeper. The problem was the church message. The message was 90% behavior improvement and how bad you are, with a pinch of who you are in Christ, It was like every sermon was being preached to the church of Corinth. It’s in the Baptist church, Catholic, Pentecost, and most every other church. After discovering the true gospel message and how we are made right with God because of what ‘Jesus did’ (not what ‘we do’) Mike set out to free believers from behavior improvement programs and bring them back to Jesus. The Result – Jesus Without Religion was launched.