Pastor Theroux

From the Pastor’s Desk

One Nation Under God.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

Unfortunately the principal guilty party in prohibiting the free exercise of religion, a guaranteed constitutional right, has been the Supreme Court.  However, Congress is not without blame in regard to the Supreme Court overruling the expressed will of the people.  Under Article III Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the power to regulate the appellate jurisdiction of the Federal Courts, yet Congress has rarely been so bold to speak out against the judiciary.  It is no secret that our forefathers fled England to escape abuse of governmental power!  The ideal behind our Republic and the concept of federalism is that most of the control lies with the people and the states.  It is not held in a central government.  The Declaration of Independence shines on the roots of our nation’s moral foundations.  The shift from the will of the people to the imposition of the will of the court has been a gradual one – this did not happen overnight!  It did not explicitly happen when prayer was thrown out of schools, when abortions were made legal, or when the Ten Commandments were removed from public buildings at the insistence of the ACLU.  The seed was planted long before.  The problem within our society today is that the majority of our citizens have turned their backs on God, which resulted in turning our backs on moral absolutes.  There is no right and there is no wrong.  Everything is relative (Jud. 21:25; Is. 5:20; Rom. 3:10-18).  Humanism (defined as a non religious philosophy based on liberal human values) has saturated our society, little by little, and as a result we are racing down the road to complete and total moral annihilation.  And these liberal philosophies have made their way into our school system.  Mass murder, genocide and loss of civil rights are no longer stories reserved for third world countries or history books.  We have read of millions being murdered in Nazi concentration camps, yet now we accomplish concentration.  The same in our abortion mills—by the way, the abortion movement is nothing less than an attempt to formulate social change to liberate women from the obligations, cares, and responsibilities of motherhood.  We have studied the excess and sexual debauchery of the Roman Empire, yet we have a multi-billion dollar pornography industry fueled by lust and debased desire.  We condemn Middle Eastern governments for forcing their citizens to only worship one god, yet attack Christians for wanting to worship their God.  America, are you ready for judgment day?  II Thess. 1:7-9; Ps. 94; Jude 10-19.