Freedom of Religion is the foundation upon which the United States of America was founded. Our forefathers paid dearly for the freedoms we enjoy.
According to the first amendment, we are to have the opportunity to worship in our churches, schools, and everyday life.
Some in our great country are trying to cast doubt on our constitution's true intentions in the area of religion, and they are making some progress.
If this trend continues, our constitution will become so distorted we will no longer have freedom of worship. Our ministers will not be allowed to express Christian principles without fear of being arrested.
Should we be forced by this small minority to give up this freedom for which our forefathers fought and died?
How is it possible that anyone could read the godly inscriptions in the White House, the US Supreme Court Buildings, or the US Constitution, and not understand that this nation was established on godly principles?
To those who would seek to destroy Christianity, my question is, why? True Christianity does no harm and intends no ill will toward any. Christianity is about love, love for God and all of humankind, and making this earth a better place to live.
The greatest command of Jesus Christ to His followers was to love God and other people:
Christianity Will Survive
However, do not assume that love is the same as weakness.
In the preceding thousands of years, many have attempted to destroy the Christian faith, but have only succeeded in making it stronger. Christianity always survives. It is of God. It cannot and will not be snuffed out.
But why should we give up this great freedom of worship our ancestors fought so hard to preserve? Why put our children through this when it can be prevented? Why allow this amazing country to be brought down to the level of a Godless country?
If the freedom of religion in America is lost, it will only be a matter of time until the other freedoms are lost throughout the world.
What Can We Do?
Rosa Parks is a very familiar name in America. At one time, her race was required by law to sit in the back of the bus. Most of us now realize this was a great injustice.
However, Rosa Parks decided to do her part to correct this great wrong. She didn't fight or scream hate-filled words; she just quietly kept her seat near the front of the bus. It must have taken tremendous courage.
The news made headlines all over the United States and was a turning point in freedom for black people.
There is a great similarity between the persecution of Rosa Parks and today's Christians in America.
According to statistics, the vast majority of Americans believe in God and the right to worship as they please. However, due to a loud and persistent minority, and a twist of the laws here and there, Christians are losing their right to worship and express their beliefs.
This country was built upon principles from the Bible by Godly people who were willing to give their lives for the freedoms we take for granted.
We must stand together and insist on the constitutional right of all religions to enjoy the freedom of religion and expression in the United States of America and throughout the world.
True Christians seek God for resolutions to every problem. We must pray that God will guide us in our quest to maintain and restore our freedom of worship.
We must vote!
Our numbers are sufficient to protect our freedom of religion at the voting booths. But to do so, we must actively seek out, identify, and vote the men and women into office who will uphold the constitution as written!
Managing our country is not a ball game. Set your political party affiliations aside and no longer vote as though you are pulling for your favorite ball team.
The "Great Silent Majority" has been silent too long. For the sake of our country, your children and grandchildren, Speak out, and please vote!
Samuel L. Mills
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke“
"The Bible is the rock upon which our Republic rests.” Andrew Jackson
"If we ever forget that we're One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under." Ronald Reagan