Christians Silenced By ‘Separation of Church and State’ Lie
Clash Daily Guest Contributor
For years, people have demanded one thing from the Christ-followers and allowed those who persecute them to do as they please.
For example, a few years ago, the NFL banned anyone who brought a "JOHN 3:16" sign to a game. Of course, it wasn't long before they reverted to allowing people to bring those banners. The point is, nobody ever banned anyone from bringing any vulgar type slogan...
Though, in 1974, I remember a mathematics teacher sending a guy to the office because his t-shirt said, "He** Yea, Allman Brothers Band" When he returned, the offending word was covered with masking tape.
That was 1974 ... Now, it's 2013 and that type of thing will not draw the ire of any teacher because the schools’ systems think of it as free speech. However, if your kid wears a t-shirt, with a Bible verse, he/she may be suspended or otherwise disciplined because people have been led to believe that "Separation of Church and State" is in the U.S. Constitution. Nobody has taken the time to read that document, so people are left to assume a phrase from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury, CT Baptist Church is part of it.
The point I'm making is this: People have demanded God doesn't have a place in schools, in municipal buildings, even in stores.
Because nobody has stopped to inspect the U.S. Constitution.
The world keeps saying they're right because of this, non-existent piece of legislation and Christians appear to be too scared to face them. So, for the past however many years, Christianity has been hogtied. It's as if our children are now in danger of suspension if they add the Name of the Most High God into a written paper, while if an unbelieving student goes around taking that same Name in vain, it's considered art!
These dictates will not end, either. Why? Because the secularists are in control -- whereas in the '40's, '50's and early '60's the influence of the church, led by the Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, dominated.
Times have changed and, just like Christ foresaw, His followers are being hated because they refuse to relinquish the Name of Christ.
Luke 21:17 -- "And you will be hated by all on account of My Name."
This is where it improves: I Co. 9:24 - "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win."
The Lord is waiting for His followers at the finish line. His people will be marching to the end. These will find the narrow gate, leading to life.
Image: Jefferson and Letter to DAnbury Baptists; courtesy of http://swordattheready.wordpress.com/2007/11/14/ jeffersons-wall-of-separation-is-not-what-the-secularists-say-it-is/