The Church Will Lead?


The Church Will Lead?

It is clear to me, a Christian, that our great many churches have been trying to lead America back in the direction of honesty, integrity, and pro-social behavior. But, tragically, this powerful force for the good of all, even defiant atheists, has been marginalized and neutered by our federal government that has increasingly restricted the spheres in which churches and its populations of faith can display and demonstrate their precepts, values and traditions. Of course, there are other determinants of cultural decline, but this anti-religion evolution in America is a self-inflicted culturally destructive act. Perhaps it is not too late. An immediate reversal is essential for survival.

Yes, our economy is booming. But, the declining quality of America’s citizen’s behavior is a harbinger of very bad things to come.

Can you not see this?!

Who could possibly miss the fact that there has been an accelerating growth of “Hellish” places and behavior patterns within America over the past 50 years.

If all levels of the government will simply get the hell out of our way; tolerant and peaceful religions may then, once again, exert increased levels of their beneficial influences within all of America’s communities. 

If you think such a change is unimportant, I challenge you tell me what other organizations, agencies, social entities or media in America are systematically and successfully working to teach our population to respect, love and care for one-another.  The truth is that anything that you might identify cannot remotely compare to the influences that churches had in the lives of families and virtually every other facet of society 50 years ago. Perhaps you would read, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, by Robert Putnam

To my critics who may not have done their research on a critically important topic; the phrase“Separation of Church and State” never was written to mean that the government was to forbid religious activity on public property, or within the government. See for your self:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2011/07/09/the-true-meaning-of-separation-of-church-and-state/#2022bc0c5d02

Most Americans do not know that Thomas Jefferson wrote this isolated statement about “Separation of Church and State” to a group of American religious leaders in order to assure them that: the government should never adopt or mandate a particular religion. But, the stunning fact is that this is exactly what America’s government has done!

Nearly everywhere on our Founding Documents and old Capital buildings is the undeniable historical evidence of God’s influence in our government: It is clearly hand-written in old ink on old parchment and and it is deeply inscribed in the stones of Washington D.C..

Also, you must know that science has learned some important things about the correlations of religion with the health and welfare of individuals; and by extension, of cultures of individuals.

There is now an abundance of data suggesting that church-going people statistically tend to live longer, be happier, behave better and have a greater sense of well-being than those who do not attend church. Please see for your self:  https://www.google.com/search?q=religion+and+health&oq=religion+and+health&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.4255j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Of course, researchers and other appropriately critical-thinking observers debate the matters of causality and the generality of these findings. However, these debates will not be settled for a long time, if ever. America’s trajectory of cultural decline over the past 50 years suggests that it is self-destructive to insist upon the resolution of these issues before making obvious logical retro-changes in attempt to recapture better cultural outcomes.

The American Government, due to our own short-sighted voting ignorance, has skillfully adopted and mandated a religion of its own preference using the false propagandistic mantra of “Separation of Church and State”.  The “new” religion is called Secular Humanism. Secular Humanism is the religion of socialists, communists and dictators, I.e., leftist politicians and regimes. This is a religion, in which humans take the place of God. Therefore, secular humanism teaches its followers to subjugate themselves to faith-in , dependency-on and discipleship to a metastasizing all-controlling, dictating central government.

Can you not see that this has been true throughout modern history?!

It is essential that Americans vote for government, at all levels, that will return us to a cultural design that welcomes and rewards the growth of all benevolent religious influences within the social life of our communities.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D. 1/16/20

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2 Responses to “The Church Will Lead?”

  1. Keith Newland Says:

    I do not agree at all. The government is not stronger than GOD. The government is not stronger than the church. The church doing what JESUS said to do, the way HE said to do it, is unstoppable.

    As a Bible believing Christian, I see where good Christian folk, operating with good Christian compassion, determined the church was not capable of doing what JESUS called for the church to do if the church did it the way JESUS said/taught. As a result, these Christian folk turned to the government to do what the church is supposed to do. The more that has happened, the more the church has become irrelevant and weakened. Why? Because GOD is not in it when people try to do it in a way that is contrary to the way GOD has said to do it.

    Society is not getting more evil because of government. Government is getting more evil because of society. The government is one of the weapons of the world. Satan is the master of these. Our weapons ore not of this world and they are mighty in GOD for tearing down the strongholds of Satan.

    Every person elected to office, is done so by the will of GOD. The King of Heaven is sovereign in Heaven and in the affairs of men, and gives the rule over them to whomever HE chooses. The question is, why has GOD decided to give this government to us. The answer is, He is chastising HIS church.

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    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Kieth,
      I see, understand, and respect your thoughtful faith-based views on this matter. Furthermore, you may be correct about all that you have said. Therefore I am please to publish your words. The truth is that this matter is unimaginably complex. My main implied point is that God gave humans the ability to choose between good and evil (debates about environmental determinism aside). People will, or will not, choose to vote to unfetter America’s Churches to do what they always have done so very well. I simply believe those who may vote in the direction of increasingly leftist governments that purposefully isolate and attack our churches (historically, even threatening to terminate churches’ tax exempt status); should think more carefully. I hope that voters will study America’s history more carefully and rethink who they want to govern America at this point in its life-span. Why can’t this be a manifestation of God’s will? VTM

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