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Charlie Daniels: Separation of Church & State Is Not About ‘Religion’; It’s a Battle Against Christianity

By Charlie Daniels | September 18, 2017 | 4:14pm EDT
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Many people think there is a section in the Constitution, or somewhere in the federal papers that demands separation of church and state, but there is no such terminology.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...”

Separation of church and state is part of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson, whose original intent was far from what the enemies of public displays of religion would have you believe.

Actually, when you get right down to it, it’s not a battle over the separation of church and state at all. It’s a battle over the separation of God and state, that is the ultimate goal, to strike the mention of the Creator’s name from every federal paper, ceremony or public monument.

And to refine the point even more, it’s not even a battle about “religion” at all, but rather a battle against Christianity.

Do you ever see public outcries or major newspaper articles demanding that Islam, Hinduism or Buddhism refrain from public displays and proclamation of their religion or trying to convert others to it?

Do you ever hear about abortion apologists castigating Muslims because they don’t believe in killing the unborn or gay rights groups protesting at mosques, because of the Islamic teachings about homosexuality?

No, this is a battle against Christianity, pure and simple, and a movement inspired from the pit of hell by God’s oldest enemy, Satan. He hates God, Jesus and everything that could remotely remind people of them and will do everything in his power to eradicate them all.

He has enlisted lots of unwitting surrogates who think they are serving the furtherance of the totally secular society they want to bring about, but in truth they are serving a much darker power without, at least in most cases, even knowing it.

The truth of the matter is that most of these zealots don’t even understand what the Church is, because the Church is not a structure, be it a grand cathedral or a humble back country clapboard building. The Church of Jesus Christ does not dwell in a building, but in the hearts of His followers. The Church of Jesus Christ is the body of those who have accepted Him as personal Lord and Savior and whose faith cannot be contained in any structure.

So, if, as in their fondest dreams, the hydra-headed coalition of those who want to destroy the Church were to be able to eradicate every public Christian relic and remove all mention of God from every federal document, and even if they were successful in tearing down every church building in the nation, they still would not have touched the “Church” because it exists in the hearts and spirits of mankind.

The Christian faith was conceived in persecution as the most powerful religious leaders of the day tried their best to stamp it out, but even under threat of crucifixion, burning, beheading or whatever other form of horrible death they were threatened with, the fathers of our faith refused to renounce their Lord.

The history of the persecution of the Christian faith plays out across nations and continents, from two thousand years ago, when God sent His only begotten Son to earth, to bring about a New Covenant sealed with His own blood.

It is my belief that the persecution of the Christian faith will become even more heated and that the attempts to have the laws changed will meet with some success, as politicians with seared consciences will see a political advantage and sell out to the dark side.

There could, and probably will be successful efforts to remove crosses and other Christian symbols from public places and an all-out attempt to take away the tax-exempt status.

But Christianity will live on, and in the end, win the final victory, when our Lord Himself will return to this earth to gather His faithful, the true Church, the one that exists in the hearts of His followers.

And there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops, our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

— Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

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