The U.S. Constitution and Faith in God
By David J. Stewart
"As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God." —1st Peter 2:16
There has been much debate lately over whether or not the U.S. Constitution permits the words “UNDER GOD” to be added to the national pledge of allegiance. I once received a letter from a law student, who was assigned to write an essay for her class explaining how the U.S. Constitution in any way supports the phrase “under God” in our national pledge. She didn't quite know what to write, and asked for my opinion. Her question is a very good one... Does the U.S. Constitution's guidelines on separation of church and state prohibit adding the words “under God” to our nation's pledge? Some law professors say "YES," others "NO."
I responded to her question with a more pertinent question... Why was the phrase "“under God” added to the pledge in the first place? It was added by patriotic Americans, who wanted to thwart the threat of rising Communism in America. Few people today realize that Martin Luther King Jr. was involved in at least 60 Communist front organizations. It is sickening that Americans celebrate a Communist holiday every January, dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. and don't even realize that he was a Communist.
The Evils of Communism
The average person doesn't hate Communism because they don't fully understand its adverse consequences. Millions of Americans are now having their homes maliciously confiscated by the banks as of 2010, because they can't afford to pay their mortgages; and how can they when our nation's leaders have allowed tens-of-millions of manufacturing jobs to be relocated onto foreign soil? As if that's not bad enough, the government has opened the borders to allow tens-of-millions of illegal aliens to invade our country, giving them free welfare, medical and housing. But it's not free... it's costing American citizens dearly! California alone has suffered massive hospital closings due to bankruptcies caused by the flood of illegals entering our nation. Heck, Americans even have to compete with illegals over the remaining minimum wage jobs.
Karl Marx is considered the father of modern Communism. The 10th plank of Marx's Communist Manifesto called for a public school system. Marx's 5th plank called for a Federal Reserve Bank. Few American's realize that our nation has been becoming Communist right under our noses. This is what sin does to a nation, i.e., it causes a society to stop caring, which paves the way for tyranny and Communist takeover by thugs, criminals, thieves, murderers, and liars. Communism is diametrically opposed to faith in God and freedom. In Communism people fear the government, and the government becomes supreme in authority, controlling every aspect of men's lives by grabbing up all their properties, depriving men of the fruits of their diligent labors.
In a truly free Capitalist society, men own their properties without paying property taxes, government fears the people, and men keep what they earn; the government doesn't control anything, they only protect our person, property and freedoms. Communism and Capitalism can be simplified down to land ownership. With ownership comes rights. As of 2010, several million Americans have lost their homes to the banks, who control the U.S. federal government. Trends forecaster, Gerald Celente is correct, Washington is Wall Street and Wall Street is Washington!
“The fallout's the dollar. They're devaluing the dollar. They're making it more expensive for Americans to live and lowering our quality of life. A corrupt system is failing and it needs to fail. You can't keep bailing out the big guys, who are the same gang—the Wall Street gang—and so it's all tied together. No, the system is failing. You can't paper it over it by printing phantom money out of thin air, backed by nothing and producing practically nothing.” —Gerald Celente
Here's another great quote by Gerald Celente...
“There's the Media World, the Political World and the Real World. In the real world people know what's going on.” -Gerald Celente
If you'll study history, you'll quickly learn that freedom has always been synonymous with faith in God; and in sharp contrast, Communism has always been synonymous with atheists, agnostics and evolutionists. It comes as no surprise that Charles Darwin (1809-1882), author of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859, was an agnostic (i.e., he wasn't sure what to believe). Darwin actual went to seminary to become a Christian minister, having spent many years in the apostate Church of England, but later became critical of the Bible and Christianity altogether because he couldn't figure it out. Darwin's lack of genuine faith in the Word of God led to his eternal doom.
The U.S. Constitution was born out of a desperate desire to ESCAPE government abuse, tyranny and oppression. It was the desire for FREEDOM from oppression that formed the foundation of the U.S. Constitution. It was the threat of Communism—a vile and sinister form of thinking that strips away all morality, faith in God, family values, and Christian teachings—which led to the phrase “UNDER GOD” being added to our nation's pledge. One nation under God!
Few parents of public school children realize that one of the primary engineers of today's Godless public school philosophy was a God-hating, family-hating, immoral, communist ... George Brock Chisholm! Dr. Brock Chisholm, the first head of the World Health Organization (WHO), laid the blame for war and human conflict squarely at the feet of parents and Sunday schools teachers who—from the beginning—fed their children the “poisonous certainties” of the Bible...
"To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men their individualism, loyalty to family tradition, national patriotism, and religious dogmas."
SOURCE: George Brock Chisholm; from a Speech given at the Conference on Education, Asilomar, California, September 11, 1954
Faith in God Must Be Maintained in Society
With sickos like Chisholm at large, it is quite easy to comprehend why people back in the 1950s and 1960's were very worried about the threat of Communism destroying America. Tragically, America has been woefully corrupted and morally subverted by Communist agendas. The Communist takeover of America began long ago. If you understand the goal of Communists, their beliefs, and their methods of operation—it then becomes ultra clear concerning the importance of maintaining faith in God in society.
Everything that Communism represents and seeks to accomplish, hinges upon the belief that there is no God. And conversely, everything that faith in God encompasses excludes Communism in all its forms. Faith in God and Communism are diametrically opposed to each other, and there can be no harmony. This is why Communists today, and Communist sympathizers, are relentlessly trying to strip away every seed of faith in God from our children's daily lives. Communists hate Christianity with a passion, because it is their biggest enemy.
If a society is to remain free, then faith in God must be preserved, for faith in God promotes morality, and morality maintains freedom. Where Communism reigns, God is abandoned, morality is non-existent, and genuine freedom soon becomes a memory of the past. It is for this very reason that faith in God is essential for a society to remain free. If we understand this fact, then we must eagerly embrace faith in God in our society. Tragically, God and the Bible have been removed from the American public school system. The consequences have been devastating. Teachers are forbidden from promoting or teaching the Word of God in class.
Today's music is as heathen as can be, and many of the lyrics blaspheme God and attack Christianity. Sexual promiscuity, homosexuality, and fornication are sinfully promoted through MTV videos and the music. Satan has targeted our children, and their only hope is faith in God, which comes from hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God”).
True, God is Not Mentioned in the U.S. Constitution
Contrary to what some people think, God is not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution...
Our Constitution makes no mention whatever of God. The omission was too obvious to have been anything but deliberate, in spite of Alexander Hamilton's flippant responses when asked about it: According to one account, he said that the new nation was not in need of "foreign aid"; according to another, he simply said "we forgot." But as Hamilton's biographer Ron Chernow points out, Hamilton never forgot anything important.
In the eighty-five essays that make up The Federalist, God is mentioned only twice (both times by Madison, who uses the word, as Gore Vidal has remarked, in the "only Heaven knows" sense). In the Declaration of Independence, He gets two brief nods: a reference to "the Laws of Nature and Nature's God," and the famous line about men being "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights." More blatant official references to a deity date from long after the founding period: "In God We Trust" did not appear on our coinage until the Civil War, and "under God" was introduced into the Pledge of Allegiance during the McCarthy hysteria in 1954 [see Elisabeth Sifton, "The Battle Over the Pledge," April 5, 2004].
In 1797 our government concluded a "Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, or Barbary," now known simply as the Treaty of Tripoli. Article 11 of the treaty contains these words:
As the Government of the United States...is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility of Musselmen—and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
This document was endorsed by Secretary of State Timothy Pickering and President John Adams. It was then sent to the Senate for ratification; the vote was unanimous. It is worth pointing out that although this was the 339th time a recorded vote had been required by the Senate, it was only the third unanimous vote in the Senate's history. There is no record of debate or dissent. The text of the treaty was printed in full in the Philadelphia Gazette and in two New York papers, but there were no screams of outrage, as one might expect today.
The Founding Fathers were not religious men, and they fought hard to erect, in Thomas Jefferson's words, "a wall of separation between church and state." John Adams opined that if they were not restrained by legal measures, Puritans—the fundamentalists of their day—would "whip and crop, and pillory and roast." The historical epoch had afforded these men ample opportunity to observe the corruption to which established priesthoods were liable, as well as "the impious presumption of legislators and rulers," as Jefferson wrote, "civil as well as ecclesiastical, who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world and through all time."
If we define a Christian as a person who believes in the divinity of Jesus Christ, then it is safe to say that some of the key Founding Fathers were not Christians at all. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine were deists—that is, they believed in one Supreme Being but rejected revelation and all the supernatural elements of the Christian Church; the word of the Creator, they believed, could best be read in Nature. John Adams was a professed liberal Unitarian, but he, too, in his private correspondence seems more deist than Christian.
SOURCE: Our Godless Constitution, Brooke Allen, THE NATION, February 21, 2005 issue
Here is further evidence that God was not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution...
It has often been seen on the Internet that to find God in the Constitution, all one has to do is read it, and see how often the Framers used the words "God," or "Creator," "Jesus," or "Lord." Except for one notable instance, however, none of these words ever appears in the Constitution, neither the original nor in any of the Amendments. The notable exception is found in the Signatory section, where the date is written thusly: "Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven". The use of the word "Lord" here is not a religious reference, however. This was a common way of expressing the date, in both religious and secular contexts. This lack of any these words does not mean that the Framers were not spiritual people, any more than the use of the word Lord means that they were. What this lack of these words is expositive of is not a love for or disdain for religion, but the feeling that the new government should not involve itself in matters of religion. In fact, the original Constitution bars any religious test to hold any federal office in the United States.
SOURCE: Things That are Not in the U.S. Constitution
Nevertheless, this is totally irrelevant to the fact that faith in God is essential to maintaining freedom, for without a higher moral Judge [God], there can be no definable rule of law. It must be pointed out that the BILL OF RIGHTS (i.e., the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution) does mention freedom of religion. So it is abundantly clear that the founding CITIZENS of our nation did have faith in God, and they desired to worship God freely. I don't like the term “civilians,” which is increasingly being used by the government to describe American “CITIZENS.” That is what we are... U.S. CITIZENS! Please read, THE CITIZENS RULE BOOK.
You Can Separate Church from State; BUT, You Cannot Separate God from Law
Our founding fathers were NOT Communists, evolutionists, abortionists, nor God-haters. The majority of them professed some type of faith in a Divine Power; howbeit, most of them were not Christians. There is a vast difference between a deist, such as Benjamin Franklin; and the Communists seeking to eradicate God from American society today. Our founding fathers had no desire to rid society of God. Our founding fathers never intended for there to be a Godless public school system. Our founding fathers never intended for there to be Communist property taxes. Our founding fathers never intended for there to be a Communist central bank. Their aim was simply to prevent organized religion from controlling government, and vise versa. This is vastly different from removing God from governmental law. Many people have difficulty distinguishing between God and organized religion; but the differences are clear.
The very notion of excluding God from government is insane, because all government “power” is ordained by God (Romans 13:1,2). Some Christian leaders woefully misinterpret Romans 13:1-2, teaching that believers should submit to all government, even criminal government. Such heretical teaching completely ignores our First Amendment right to legally petition against our government through freedom of speech, press, religion, and the right to peaceably assemble to do so. That is our legal right! In Communist China they do not have that right. China by far is an atheist nation. Atheism, Communism, and tyranny have always been synonymous. This is why faith in God must be preserved in the U.S.
The Bible commands believers in Psalm 94:16 to RISE UP and STAND UP for God against evildoers. That doesn't exclude our nation's leaders. OUR nation's leaders do what they do in OUR name, and with OUR money, and with OUR children in the military; hence, it is OUR business! Only a big fool would believe or teach that God wants us to remain silent and do nothing while our nation's leaders steal $23.7 TRILLION dollars of taxpayer money, send our children out to die in an unprovoked war admittedly based upon LIES, and laugh in our faces while doing it.
As America descends into apostasy, we are seeing woeful injustice in our court systems. Court cases are deliberately delayed for years, sinfully bilking people out of their retirement savings and homes. While petty criminals are prosecuted to the full extend of the law, mega-criminals aren't even indicted. It is God's Laws that are supposed to govern the affairs of mankind. Nations who ignore God's Laws end up like Communist China—where their people are treated as animals, organs are harvested from their inmates, citizens are brutally beaten for criticizing the government, women are handled as a commodity, and mother's babies are forcibly murdered by the Chinese government against the mother's will.
China today is the Communist blueprint for America's future, and the monsters controlling the United Nations are delighted. Americans couldn't care less, enjoying the World Olympics in China. We don't care if people are abused, afflicted and treated as garbage, just so long as it's somebody else. Americans are so arrogant, selfish and filled with sinful pride. Few people realize that the secret agenda behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is population elimination. They have donated millions to Planned Parenthood alone. Dark times are ahead for the U.S., and we have brought this upon ourselves by the sin of indifference. Wake up America!
It is a lie of the Devil for anyone to claim that God must be separated from law in order to preserve freedom. No sir! God is the very essence of just law. Without God, a nation's laws can only deteriorate into a system of tyranny, injustice, and insanity. Gay-marriage is insane. Abortion is tyranny. Property taxes are unjust. Pornography is harmful to society. Yet, our Godless lawmakers legalize these atrocities of injustice. To the same degree that faith in God is eliminated from legislative decisions, to that same degree iniquity shall abound. Speaking of the last days, Jesus said in Matthew 24:12... “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” The Greek word for “iniquity” here means “injustice.” We are certainly living in a time of woeful injustice. The word means “unpunished crime,” like the Wall Street thieves working for the government in Washington D.C. who keep stealing trillions of taxpayer dollars. It is alarming the number of White House cabinet members who came right off Wall Street.
The very same hypocrites that question whether or not “under God” should have been added to the pledge, fail to question whether or not we should be paying property taxes, whether or not homosexuals should have a legal right to get married, and whether or not the U.S. constitution allows for murdering tens-of-millions of children by abortion. Despite all the unconstitutional things which our federal government gets away with, it is sad that the biggest major offense to society today are just two little words... UNDER GOD. Nevermind the theft of trillions-of-dollars of taxpayer's money. Nevermind the murderous abortion industry. Nevermind the Godless war in Iraq and the murdering of hundreds-of-thousands of innocent people. The God-haters don't seem to have a problem with all that. No, they're just mad over two little words... UNDER GOD! We really should change the wording to “one nation over God,” because we are an arrogant, sin-loving, rebellious, reckless, irresponsible, foolish, and stiffnecked people. The abortion industry by itself is proof of this.
Despite the fact that God is not directly mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, it must be remembered that God is not anywhere mentioned in the Book of Esther in the Old Testament. Jesus is also not mentioned, nor the Holy Spirit, nor any reference to the Godhead. Yet, we see God's divine hand of providence working behind the scenes. We may not see the name of God in the U.S. Constitution, but we see the hand of God.
In reality, God is found throughout the U.S. Constitution, for the very basis of justice and freedom begins with a morally perfect God. Any attempt to separate God from a desire for justice and freedom is the height of ingratitude and ignorance. History has proven that atheism and evolution were the demonic ideologies behind brutal Communism. The common allegation that most of the wars throughout history were fought over religion, does not take into consideration the fact that most religions are FALSE RELIGIONS. Some people blame God for everything. The God of the Bible is a fair and a just God. The Bible is brutally honest, and some people have a hard time coping with that. War has always been a fact of life, which any decent person would have to abhor; but it is a fact of this sinful world nonetheless (1st John 5:19).
Since Adam and Eve, mankind has been entangled in a struggle between the powers of good and evil. We ought to thank God for every bastion of faith in God remaining in America; for when faith is gone so is our nation. Does the U.S. Constitution allow for faith in God in government? That's like asking if owning a car entitles you to put gas into the tank. The car was designed to run on gas. Likewise, our justice and freedom was designed to run on faith in God. Without the car there is no reason for the gas. And without faith in God there is no reason for law and justice, which is why America is so messed up today!
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