Separation of Church & State

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

One of the biggest lies the devil has gotten the Church and culture to believe is the separation of Church and state. If I received a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “Christianity has no place in government and should remain only in a church,” I would be a rich man. However, nowhere in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence does this phrase show up.

The phrase originates from a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1802 (15 years after the signing of the Constitution) to the Danbury Baptists in Connecticut to assure them that the government has no right to influence the Church. But nowhere in that letter or in the Constitution does it say the Church cannot influence the government. But wait, if the Church can influence the government wouldn’t that be a theocracy? No, and here’s why.

A theocracy is a system of government in which priests’ rule in the name of God or a god. This is not what the Founders meant nor wanted for America. They were fully aware of the history of that form of government and rejected it completely. But what the Founders did intend for was Christian influence on the government. In fact, Christianity was the foundation upon which the Founding Fathers rested their newly forged government on. However, the Founders understood the difference between influence and authority. Influence is the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, while authority is the power to make and enforce laws. Authority is to remain within the sphere of government, lest we become a theocracy!

When the Church has authority to make and enforce laws within society, then we have a theocratic government. The Church is called to influence policy while the government is called to execute it. Unfortunately, the devil’s puppets have been legislating their immoral LGBTQ, atheistic, Islamic and Marxists beliefs for decades now because Christians have bought into this lie of separating our faith from policy.

Our governments laws are a reflection of our religion and ideology as a people. To paraphrase RJ Rushdoony, “Show me a nation’s laws and I will show you their God.” What God do we want our nation to reflect?

So, let’s not get it twisted, Separation of Church and State means restricting government influence on the Church, not the other way around. Is there a separation of devil and state? Absolutely not! The devil began influencing the State as soon as the Church stopped. Now we must fight for that spot of influence if we wish to see righteousness in our governments again.

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