Separation of Religion and State
At first glance, this statement almost seems true, but every document from the pacts and founding statements from each and every colony, before we united to become a nation was based on the tenets: of the Scripture, the Word of God, the Holy Bible. These absolute truths were prominently expressed and written down in no uncertain terms, limiting any government from interfering or infringing on the rights of the s, which includes the freedom of speech and the right to worship as they choose.
Every colony has the basis for their establishing foundation the mention of Christian faith and liberty. The document they cite is the Scripture. Our colony of Pennsylvania was established by William Penn in 1682 and although a Quaker, “He avowed his purpose to be to institute a civil government on the basis of the Bible and to administer it in the fear of the Lord.” He also said, “so to serve the truth and the people of the Lord, that an example may be set to the nations.”
When the Continental Congress convened, it was daily opened with prayer. When these Colonies decided to break the ties with England because of the tyrannical rule of King George III, they approved the import of 20,000 Bibles because “the use of the Bible is so universal, and its importance so great…” The legislation of Congress feared with shipping lanes closed, Bibles wouldn’t be available to be imported from the British printers.
As the Constitution of the United States was being written, the Christian faith and character of men shaped its words with express delineation keeping it under the providence and protection of the Christian religion, the Christian faith being fundamental to the well-being of society and government. They appealed to the Supreme Judge of the world for a firm reliance and protection of His Divine Providence.
So freedom of religion limits government intervention of worship and prevents it from sanctions against worship. It does not restrict the impact of the Long-held Christian beliefs on government of ALL levels. Rules that are based on the absolute truths of the Bible prevent laws based on the ever-changing whims of mankind and the deceptive imaginings of the heart.
* Information cited gathered from Gary DeMar-God and Government