America has traditionally accepted the existence of the God of the Bible and recognized his rule in the nations as well as in the lives of individuals.  This fundamental faith in Him, His Son, and His book the Bible has made us unique in Western Civilization.  It has given our vision of a city set on a hill.  It has welcomed those who have loved freedom and have willingly become a part of our American culture.  

The founding fathers were explicit in their faith in the God of Christianity.  In the Declaration of Independence of 1776, they declared we are endowed by our Creator (Read God - Genesis 1:1) with certain unalienable rights.  They closed their declaration by appealing to "the Supreme Judge of the World" (Read God - Acts 10:42).  They also stated their firm reliance on the protection of "divine (read God) Providence."  

The efforts of infidels to destroy the relationship between America and its God must be stopped.  Patriotic Americans everywhere proudly salute our flag knowing we are "one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all."  We are delighted to see, "IN GOD WE TRUST" on our coins and currency.  If we are old enough, we are enthralled and moved with Kate Smith singing "God Bless America."  We were (note the past tense) sobered to see the Ten Commandments in our court houses.  We are concerned and hurt when we see prayers to "the great I AM" removed from our schools and public gatherings.  

The constitution is the supreme law of America.  It is the Hebrew equivalent of the Ten Commandments.  It is engraved in stone - so to speak.  The first amendment reads, "Congress will make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; . . ."  Historically the only religion under consideration was the Christian religion as revealed in the Bible.  It was intended and implied that America would have a freedom of religion (in the context of Christianity) not a freedom from religion as the irreligious surmise.

The constitution does NOT state that there is to be a SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.  It simply states, Congress will make no law respecting an establishment of religion (read a state church - as was the pattern in Western Civilization at the time).  The establishment of chaplains in the senate and the various armed services give lie to this popular fable.

Americans still need the Almighty - now more that ever.  We are on the slippery slope to oblivion.  Let us recognize, with the angel out of the altar, "Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments" (Revelation 16:7).

Dale I. Royal
Elk City, OK