‘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 news flash. This phrase is NOT in the constitution. But, wow, do people throw it around like it is.
So 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 Baptists 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 FACTS 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.
More importantly, Thomas Jefferson used the 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 nation’s history, the judiciary continually reaffirmed that America is a uniquely CHRISTIAN country.
Author: Mike Cynar
Mike Cynar was raised in a church setting where he frequently noticed that many attendees would eventually drift away. The church labeled these individuals as ‘back sliders’ or ‘fake Christians’ just looking for ‘fire insurance’. However, Mike realized the issue was rarely with these individuals but instead with the church’s message itself. The teachings heavily emphasized behavior improvement and one’s flaws, with only a fleeting mention of one’s identity in Christ. It felt as though every sermon was tailored to the church of Corinth, who as we know or committing sins that even unbelievers don’t partake in. This trend was noticeable not just in one denomination, but across Baptist, Catholic, Pentecostal, and many other churches. Upon understanding the true essence of the gospel – that our righteousness comes from Jesus’ actions, not our own – Mike was inspired to liberate believers from lifeless sermons and reconnect them with the genuine teachings of Jesus. He believes that one can nurture a vibrant and growing bond with Jesus, unhindered by rigid religious practices. And thus, “Jesus Without Religion” was born.
It turns out that it is grace that leads to repentance. And if our heart is to get others to walk in the Spirit and live a godly life, then the best approach is not a beat down sermon, but rather to remind other that it is only when we understand our true identity in Christ that we will live it out. Yes, it’s true, if you’re convinced that God thinks you’re a dirty sinner, you will ultimately continue a lifestyle that mirrors that view, but if you truly believe that even on your worst day, you are called holy, sanctified, justified, and will be presented blameless in the end, well, it turns out this is the secret to living out on the outside what has been worked in to the inside.