As our regular visitors know (and appreciate), we do not delve on politics unless we find a significant relationship with the themes and purpose of our web site. It can be argued that most politicians are very pragmatic in their use of religion: anything is good if it will bring votes and apart from truths and legends about Masonry being at the foundation of the America Republic, Judeo-Christian principles have guided American society and culture to our very days. Regarding the "Separation of Church and State" Wikipedia states:
The concept of separation of church and state refers to the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state. The term is an offshoot of the phrase, "wall of separation between church and state," as written in Thomas Jefferson‘s letter to the Danbury Baptists Association in 1802.
The original text reads: "…I contemplate with sovereign reverence that 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 & State." The phrase was quoted by the United States Supreme Court first in 1878, and then in a series of cases starting in 1947. The phrase itself does not appear in the U.S. Constitution.
The First Amendment to the Constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof."
which is quite something else from what has been pushed on soporific American minds. However, the harm has been done, and personally, I don’t think that it will be possible to turn the clock back. I don’t see repentance in the Land, but rather a going on to extremes of all kind, which were unthinkable just a generation ago. This is the reason that America will be judged by God. Someone may ask: is America responsible for all the evils in the world? Of course not, but America has been blessed by the Grace of God more than other countries, so, "… to whom much is given, much is required …" and America is in heavy debt towards God, and His Judgment has been arriving, in increments and finally it will be poured as the Perfect Wave.
The President of the United States every year gives his report before a joint session of Congress describing the condition of the nation and future policies to be adopted, usually proclaming at the end of their speech that "the state of the Union is strong." Let me tell you, dear American people, the state of your Union is not at all strong, and actually it is the very exact contrary. It is more or less 50 years that America has been on a slow and seemingly unstoppable descent. Sure, all Empires rise and fall in time, but America’s downfall seems to me to be unique in its momentum. God has His ways to humble people and nations and it is up to those being called into account to heed the warnings. America has had many warnings, seemingly to no avail.
Just to sum up the last decade: attacked by terrorists in its very heart (New York and Washington), engaged in futile and vague wars with improbable enemies, its place of honor and strength among nations a former thing, its almighty dollar, reduced to nothing, suffered incredible natural disasters (Katrina, Rita, Gulf oil spill, etc.), its internal security, continuously at risk, its economy, in shambles, its future prospects decidedly negative, and I could continue with a detailed list.
Few are those who understand what is happening and why. In a few words, a nation who turns its back to God, Who made it prosperous, victorious and an overall winner, has nothing but woe coming its way. President Obama, the leader of the nation, describes himself as a Christian, but in all truth, his actions have said otherwise. Recently we received an e-mail which I found profoundly disturbing and at the same time very much related to what is happening in the United States. Please read through:
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a "National Day of Prayer."
In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA "was no longer a Christian nation."
This year President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of "not wanting to offend anyone"
I guess it doesn’t matter if "Christians" are offended by this event – we obviously don’t count as "anyone" anymore.
We do not have anything to say if the President want to honor another faith, but we have much to wonder and say if he does not respect the Christian faith to whom he says, is deeply devoted.
"Mr. President, you are considered a brilliant leader, you have a way with words, an uncommon intelligence, a lucid intellect, and a charismatic personality. May I humbly ask you why you it took you so long, then, to discern, (and only when forced by your presidential campaign advisors) that your friend and pastor, "Rev" Jeremiah Wright, who married you, baptized your daughters and under whose teaching you sat for so many years, was a racist, anti-semite, anti-american, and ultimately anti-christian? Surely through the years you must have noticed "something." Moreover, why are you ashamed of the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom you profess to believe in as you did at your Georgetown speech and in so many other occasions?
I am a Christian believer, (like you say you are). I wonder what Bible version have you been reading through the years. Since the Word of God, affirms that it is God who appoints leaders, then your presidency has been given to you by Him and I pray for you as the Word admonishes believers to do. But given your stances, the question is whether you have been appointed to be a blessing or a judgment on your country. It is said that people have the leaders that they deserve and while it is true that you are not personally responsible for the slide into immorality and evil your country has been engaged for some time, your presence at the top, speaks volumes."