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What Is an American Christian’s Political Responsibility?

Voters need to exercise Christian principles and vote for candidates who demonstrate Christian principles. Notice that I use the term Christian principles, not Christianity, so this doesn’t mean to base support on whether the candidate claims to be Christian. For instance, Jimmy Carter claims to be a Christian, but he did not govern according to Christian principles. I would vote for Mitt Romney over Jimmy Carter.

The following verses demonstrate who our real ruler is, and that His principles need to guide our conduct and our choice of an earthly ruler.

“Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is He who has been born King of the Jews?'” Matthew 2:1

“Pilate questioned Him, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ And answering He said to him, ‘It is as you say.'” Mark 15:2

“Pilate therefore said to Him, ‘So You are a king?’ Jesus answered, ‘You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world…’ ” John 18:37

These verses identify Jesus Christ as a king from His birth to His death.

Jesus said that he hadn’t come to destroy the law. He came to fulfill it. One of the laws that God gave, and that Jesus taught, was this one: “Thou shalt not steal,” commandment number 8. Just as it was in Jesus’ day, the government steals by taxation. Every government only has money because it first stole from someone who rightfully owned it.

Christian charity is when people who rightfully own property give their property to people in need. That is one of the Christian principles upon which America is founded. Atheists who would never contribute to the Salvation Army or the Southern Baptist Convention give generously to organizations such as the Red Cross. They are still practicing the principle of Christian charity.

Organized Charity is more effective than personal Charity. In the giving of Charity, the most effective organizations are (in no particular order): The Salvation Army, The Southern Baptist Convention, The Red Cross, The Mormon Church and Pacific Garden Mission.

Giving to these organizations is practicing Christian Charity. The greatest problem people in legitimate need have in the United States is that people who should have money are unable to contribute to these effective organizations because governments on all levels are stealing their property.

To truly help poor people we must get the government out of the way. The government antipoverty programs actually cause poverty.

America is the first nation in the history of the world which has even attempted to separate Church and State. Christianity, when put into practice, works to remove the idolatrous, blasphemous Secular Humanist religion which government in western society has become.

What did Jesus do? He braided a whip and drove the moneychangers out of the temple. He physically attacked the Jewish government. Some have argued that the moneychangers were not the government. Jewish religious establishment was the Jewish government.

“He came unto His own, but His own did not receive Him.” John 1:11

For an average Jew in the 1st Century (or any conquered people), the Romans only enforced three rules: Don’t have your own military, don’t revolt, and pay taxes to Rome. Everything else in the daily life of a Jew was controlled either by Herod or the Sanhedrin. Jews (called Publicans in the KJV) even collected the taxes for Rome.

When the Romans crucified someone, they publicly posted the charges against him; the reason he was crucified. The charge against Jesus read, “Jesus, the King of the Jews.” The Romans did not care about Jesus healing and preaching. Jesus was crucified for getting involved in Roman politics. He was crucified for being the King of the Jews.

We cannot use a physical whip like Jesus did, but we can use the ballot box to chase out the thieves.

[For those not familiar with the government of first century Israel, “The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by the converted Jewish Rabbi Alfred Edersheim is an excellent source.]

All Scripture is taken from the NASB translation.

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By the Numbers

The popular vote in 2008 was [Barack Obama] 69,456,897 to [John McCain] 59,934,814, respectively, according to Wikipedia. As we travel back and forth, up and down, we have talked to thousands who testify that they voted for Barack Obama in 2008 but will not vote for him again. This time around they just will not vote for anyone. Some of them will change their minds and vote for him in 2012. The issue is how many is “some.” The 2008 election saw a record turnout, which will not happen in 2012 unless something drastic happens. Since the out of power party usually makes a small gain, slightly over 60 million Republican votes are likely. It is very doubtful that Barack Obama will have even 55 million legitimate votes. Ron Paul is very likely correct that whoever wins the Republican nomination will win the general election.

The 2012 Republican Convention requires 1143 delegates to win the nomination. The state of Virginia has 49 delegates for this convention and only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are on the VA primary ballot. These 49 delegates are almost 5% of the total needed. With so many candidates and no candidate having even 30% this gives Mitt Romney and Ron Paul a tremendous advantage over the other candidates.

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Introduction to Antidisestablishmentarianism

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.1
John Adams

Sometime in the early twentieth century, Secular Humanist indoctrination convinced almost everyone in the United States that “an establishment of religion” in the first phrase of the first amendment of the United States Constitution is vague and can mean just about anything. “The state of the facts and evidence,” as John Adams so eloquently put it, is the exact opposite.

Section One of this work documents what the founders meant by the phrase “an establishment of religion. ” The Founding Fathers made as clear a statement as the English language permitted. The Constitution of the United States is founded on English law and to a lesser extent, various European laws, especially German and Dutch. In each of these countries, an Establishment of Religion was the collection of taxes to support education, welfare and public worship. The various governments appointed the teachers, welfare workers and pastors and expected these people to support the government in turn.

The original state constitutions not only permitted, but openly encouraged establishments of religion, especially in the areas of welfare and education. The foundation of the US Constitution is the fact that federal government was to have no control whatsoever in these areas. Their concept of a separation of Church and State was the exact opposite of what the courts have rammed down our throats for the past hundred years. The church should have the right to pray and teach without any federal intervention whatsoever. Judges should have the right to post any Scriptures they want. The courts should have no authority whatsoever to comment. Removing a state judge from office for posting the Ten Commandments is not merely an Establishment of Religion. It is the Inquisition.

Section Two documents the foundations of Secular Humanism and how it grew to become America’s Establishment of Religion. The words “Secular Humanism ” come from various groups in the 1950’s. The phrase “Secular Humanist ” is found in court documents to describe this set of beliefs. Secular Humanism is as old as civilization, but the primary foundation of twenty first century Secular Humanism is Plato’s Republic. In America, Secular Humanism can be said to have originated with Thomas Paine. Secular Humanism has specific beliefs which are written down in various manifestos. Like Christianity, Islam and Judaism, Secular Humanism has many variations. Though Secular Humanists do not like the term, the most accurate words to describe these variants are “sects ” or “denominations. ” Like Christians, Muslims and Jews, many Secular Humanist denominations do not get along with one another. Therefore, we have attempted to point out the beliefs which have the greatest agreement.

Section Three defines science, since Secular Humanists claim that science separates them from all other religions. Since true science is founded in the belief, faith and trust of the Bible, all of these words are defined carefully and in detail. In the Bible, belief, faith and trust are legal terms. Believe means to examine the evidence and come to a reasoned conclusion. Action taken on that belief is faith. Trust is the passive version of faith.

The Scientific Method is the biblical version of belief, faith and trust applied to the material world which God created for us. In the Bible, the Scientific Method recognizes that God is the creator, that we are required to be responsible managers of the material world God has given us and that there is a final judgment after death which will include how well we managed the gifts God allowed us to use.

Our book concludes with Section Four, the results of having Secular Humanism as an Establishment of Religion. With the exception of America’s founding documents and the ancient documents such as Plato, Plutarch and Genesis, hundreds of other quotes could easily be substituted for the quotes that appear here. There is nothing new or unique in this book. It is a combination of what used to be common knowledge in America before Secular Humanism took over and destroyed the education system and current events. If we were to start over today, we would pull different stories from the daily news. Though the individual stories would be different, the points would be the same. “There is nothing new under the sun ” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). Or to state the same thing another way, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

America’s Established Religion is Secular Humanism. This work is dedicated to exposing, defining and disestablishing it.

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1 John Adams, “Argument in defence of the [English] soldiers in the Boston Massacre trial,” December 1770.

2 “Alabama’s Judicial Ethics Panel removed Chief Justice Roy Moore from office Thursday for defying a Federal judge’s order to move a ten commandments monument from the State Supreme Court building. ” Friday, November 14, 2003. Posted 6:56 AM Eastern time. CNN.com

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