RELIGION and the CONSTITUTION

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

There is one document that guides our Constitutional Republic - The Constitution of the United States.

The very first Amendment to the Constitution, adopted December 15, 1791, makes it clear that we are a country who allows an establishment of religion and the free exercise of that religion.

One of the purposes of the first settlers for coming to this New World was to escape the repression of the government that forced a church state on its citizens.

It is no mistake that the very first words of the first amendment deal with the free exercise and expression of religion in the United States.


This is a right that will NOT be taken away. However, in recent years it seems that Christianity has a target on its back. Prayer was removed from schools. Bibles were taken from students and from people in the workplace. There was a time when you could not even talk about your faith with a co-worker.

Even now with the passing of 2020, churches were forced to shut down and now they are being forced to defend this most elemental right to exercise this freedom and to express our devotion to God.


The rest of the Freedom of Religion portion of the First Amendment to the Constitution states:

The Congress (House of Representatives and Senate) can make no law making one (1) religion more important than any other. I.e. setting by law a religion the country, as a whole, must follow. AND No law can be used to stop people from following their own religious beliefs or non-beliefs.


Can you see it? The egregious mandates by certain states, governors, and mayors across the United States this past year have forced churches to shut their doors limiting the expression of religion from a fundamental standpoint. That standpoint is found in Hebrews 10:25 - "And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near." Meeting together in churches, synagogues, temples, and homes has been a staple of encouragement to people of faith for generations and centuries.


Usually, the separation of church and state phrase has been used to keep the church out of the state's business. Let us not forget that the phrase also is reciprocal - the state should keep out of the church's business. As long as we are safe and not imposing our freedom to express religion on others, then we are free to exercise it. The government, especially the States, do not have the right to enforce mandates on those who desire to express by meeting together, worshiping, encouraging, and reaching out to meet the needs of their communities.


If you feel like you have a target on your back for being Christian, Jewish, or a believer, pick up one of our products in the store and let others know.


Don't forget to do three simple things:

PRAY.

PREPARE (yourself, family, friends, etc.).

PROTECT (anyone within your area of influence).



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