“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams
Our Constitution, as written by our Christian Founders, presupposes our nation’s citizens can be self-governing; that is our nation’s citizens can control themselves and self-govern their behavior. Mr. Adams clearly articulated that our Republic will cease to exist as it should when we begin to falter in our self-governance and our devotion to Christian principles. If individuals can’t govern themselves, we can never pass enough laws to make them.
Our Founding Fathers saw the necessity of covering our government, jurisprudence, and education with the atmosphere of religion, the Christian religion, and for good reason. They understood the following truth: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” – Proverbs 9:10. They wisely knew our government, education and citizens would regress if we weren’t careful to self-regulate.
Honestly examine our public education in the last 50-60 years compared to the first 200 years and discover what we all inherently know; our nation is regressing due to a foolish and unconstitutional belief that there must be an influential separation of religion and state. The “wall of separation” as cited by Thomas Jefferson was an institutional separation, not an influential one. The consequence of this influential separation in our education is evident. Review The New England Primer, a text book used to teach elementary age children in early America. The literary ability of children from this era far surpassed any ability our elementary school children possess today. Quite honestly the elementary age children of early America are far more advanced than most adults in today’s America. Take a quick look at Noah Webster’s “A Grammatical Institute of the English Language” 1783, better known as Webster’s “Blue-Back Speller”; an elementary age text book that Noah Webster wrote to “provide a uniquely American, Christ-centered approach to training children.” These books taught morality, its originator, and various concepts far more difficult than most modern elementary schools. When our 1960’s liberal courts removed Christian principles (influence) from education, our school children began the dreaded fall from excellence; as did our entire nation. The United States used to be the most literate nation in the world; since the 1960’s we’ve become the 60th most illiterate nation in the world, falling behind some third world nations. How can anyone with any intellectual honesty claim our education system is getting better as a result of the 1962 Engel v. Vitale court decision?
A.W. Tozer, a brilliant preacher in the 1960’s, stated in Experiencing The Presence of God, “History has proven that you cannot change a man by legislating his actions. Only conduct can be legislated, but this never gets inside the man to affect his motivation.” Our criminal justice system has also experienced the adverse effects of the destructive belief that religion must be influentially separated from our system of laws; which is utterly unimaginable since our system of laws is derived from Biblical law. Crime in our nation is steadily increasing, despite “wonderful” crime fighting initiatives devised by our most brilliant publicly educated minds. Our prisons will continue to remain full, our police officers will have ever increasing demands, our legislators will continue to foolishly reject the obvious solutions to our crime problems, and our judges will continue to ignore the moral and Constitutional requirements that they be righteous, wise and discerning. The ever widening ignorance gap in America is painfully obvious by the very fact people think secular government programs can eliminate crime, a problem of the heart; even after 50-60 years of horrible results from trying to do it without Christian influence. Politicians, judges, prosecutors and police can no more prevent crime than a public school teacher can force a student to learn. The heart of each man and woman is sinful and broken, and in dire need of regeneration. No law can regenerate the corrupt heart. Our ego driven politicians and high-minded academicians, our race-baiting “clergy” and racist evolutionists, our God-hating socialists and self-loathing liberals cannot fix an immoral heart, educate a single child, or prevent a single crime. All too lofty a goal is reserved for a single Man that is able to accomplish all He promised, but He’s been kept from our public square. Wisdom, knowledge, charity, selflessness, humility, redemption and salvation are rooted in a foundation that has been substantially rejected by our government since the 1960’s, and the results are frightening. The foundation of our nation, which used to rest on the promises of God and His provision, have eroded and sunk into the ever shifting sands of moral relativism. The current path is leading to a very unhappy ending.