60 years ago in 1958, Steven Engel from New York brought parents together and made the decision to sue the state over a state authorized prayer in public schools. That case made it to the United States Supreme Court in 1962, where they decided it violated the First Amendment because prayer represented establishment of religion. Engel won.
Then Pennsylvania, in 1963, decided on the case of Abington School District v. Schempp; a complaint made by Schemp to stop Bible readings in public schools. Schempp won.
Also in 1963 came the verdict of Madalyn Murray O’Hair against the Baltimore School System to ban school prayer labeling it “unconstitutional”. O’Hair won.
As a Christian, I believe government made the wrong decisions in all three of these cases, which directly affect core foundations for our children. Continue reading
While defining how we, the people come by our liberties, revered President Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” President Jefferson also asked his countrymen this specific question on the subject: “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are of God?” Continue reading
I participated in the study of THE STORY – THE BIBLE AS ONE CONTINUING STORY OF GOD AND HIS PEOPLE. Foreword by Max Lucado and Randy Frazee.
This post reflects chapter twenty-eight in THE STORY. It reveals how the disciples continued to follow Jesus after He ascended to heaven. On a side note, of the remaining original eleven disciples, ten of them died horrific deaths for their believing in the power of name of Jesus. Continue reading
For the last year this election cycle stampeded through every state in our country. During the process Christians humbly called on God for strength and wisdom. Now, data reveals over 80% of American Evangelicals voted!
Romans 15:5-6 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading
Dear Father God,
I recognize your glory. As a Christian, I humbly acknowledge you as Creator of all things past, present, and future. I believe in the Trinity of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. I am eternally thankful for Christ’s blood that was shed on the Cross and through Your mercy and grace it washed away my wretched sins.
As an American citizen, please know I admire this nation You formed. I respect Continue reading
Election Day is November 8.
Are we ready to win back America? I know we have been in election battle mode for over a year now. Evil has viciously been pitting candidate against candidate, family against family, and friend against friend.
These past months have been tiresome as Christians maneuver to avoid the slings and arrows of satan’s struggle for power. But Christians, we are not called to maneuver, or to navigate or to retreat when it comes to confronting evil. We are called to do just the opposite. Continue reading
With prayer and patience, America will be great again.
Last week’s post, God, America Is Calling You By Name, shared how Jeremiah, David, Moses and Jonah were all saved when they called on the name of the Lord. Each story exemplifies to Americans we too, can call on the name of the LORD to help us; to redeem our spiraling country.
You may say, “Is it possible for God to work magic on America in the blink of an eye?” The answer is anytime He wants to, God creates miracles. Continue reading
Since the formation of America God has always gone before us, stood beside us and protected our back. Sadly, just like nations of old in the Bible, America often gets prideful and offers God the cold shoulder. We stop turning to Him, thinking we know better than He does in regards to living.
But a short tally of our “living” seems to indicate an immediate need to call on Him by name: Continue reading