Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I Feel Safer

The Governor of Arizona pointed out our Federal governments plan for making our border safe. Here it is.

That's right signs. Governor Jan Brewer is standing in front of one of these signs. Instead of solving the problem the federal government is warning us about it. How nice. Gov. Brewer and the people of Arizona obviously know more about what is needed then the Obama administration.


The picture is of a sign 80 miles from the border. The problem at the border is so severe they need to post signs as far as 80 miles away and yet they do nothing. Watch the video.

Is this what you expect from those who are sworn to protect this nation? This would be a great comedy skit if it wasn't real.

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Three Years of Wisdom from Joe Biden

-- On June 25, 2010, Vice President Biden was visiting a custard shop outside Milwaukee when the shop manager told him his dessert would be on the house if he lowered taxes.

"Don't worry, it's on us," the manager said. "Lower our taxes and we'll call it even."

Biden replied: "Why don't you say something nice instead of being a smartass all the time?"

-- On May 6, 2010, Vice President Biden said in an address to the European Parliament in Belgium that Brussels could be the "capital of the free world."

The comment came at the top of a speech used to discuss the threats of nuclear proliferation, climate change and international terrorism.

"As you probably know, some American politicians and American journalists refer to Washington, D.C. as the 'capital of the free world,'" Biden said. "But it seems to me that in this great city, which boasts 1,000 years of history and which serves as the capital of Belgium, the home of the European Union, and the headquarters for NATO, this city has its own legitimate claim to that title."

-- On March 23, 2010, Biden stated the obvious when he told President Obama, "This is a big f---ing deal," during the bill-signing ceremony for the health insurance overhaul. Biden apparently thought the exchange was private, but the television microphones picked it up. The president must have realized what happened -- Biden later said in an interview that Obama was "laughing like the devil" after the event.

-- On March 17, 2010, Biden used a St. Patrick's Day celebration at the White House to honor the memory of the Irish prime minister's mother -- though she was alive.

"God rest her soul," Biden said as he introduced Brian Cowen and Obama. Biden quickly corrected his mistake, noting that Cowen's father, not mother, was dead.

"Wait ... your mom's still, your mom is still alive. It was your dad (who) passed. God bless her soul. I gotta get this straight," Biden said.

-- On July 16, 2009, Biden gave a blunt summation of the administration's approach to stimulus spending.

"People, when I say that, look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?" he said at a stop in Virginia. "The answer is yes."

-- On July 5, 2009, in an interview with ABC's "This Week," Biden conceded that the White House team "misread how bad the economy was." His confession came as unemployment hit 9.5 percent, despite the administration's insistence that it would hold to 8 percent with the stimulus plan.

-- On April 30, 2009, Biden gave advice on dealing with swine flu that seemed to contradict President Obama's warning not to panic. Speaking on NBC's "Today," Biden, a longtime Amtrak rider who has commuted for decades daily from Delaware to Washington, D.C., said he wouldn't advise family necessarily against going to Mexico, the source of the H1N1 outbreak, but he wouldn't tell them to get into any small area like a subway car, automobile, classroom or airplane.

"I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places right now," Biden said. "It's not that its going to Mexico, it's that you are in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes, it goes everywhere through the aircraft. That's me."

-- On March 13, 2009, Biden addressed a former Senate colleague by saying, "An hour late, oh give me a f----ing break," after he arrived on Amtrak at Union Station in Washington, D.C. The vice president's expletive was caught on a live microphone.

-- During a Feb. 25, 2009, interview on CBS' "Early Show," Biden encouraged viewers to visit a government-run Web site that tracks stimulus spending. When asked for the site's web address, Biden could not remember the site's "number."

"You know, I'm embarrassed. Do you know the Web site number?" he asked an aide standing out of view. "I should have it in front of me and I don't. I'm actually embarrassed."

-- At a Jan. 30, 2009, swearing-in ceremony of senior White House staff, Biden mocked Chief Justice John Roberts for his presidential oath blunder on Inauguration Day.

"Am I doing this again?" Biden said, after Obama asked him to administer the oath. When Biden was told the swearing-in was for senior staff -- and not cabinet members -- the vice president quipped, "My memory is not as good as Justice Roberts," prompting a stern nudge from Obama.

-- On Inauguration Day, Jan. 20 2009, Biden misspoke when he told a cheering crowd of supporters, "Jill and I had the great honor of standing on that stage, looking across at one of the great justices, Justice Stewart." Justice John Paul Stevens -- not Stewart -- swore Biden in as vice president.

-- When criticizing former GOP nominee John McCain in Athens, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 2008, Biden said, "Look, John's last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S, jobs."

-- In a Sept. 22, 2008, CBS interview, Biden misspoke when he said Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when the stock market crashed in 1929.

"When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened," he said.

Herbert Hoover -- not Roosevelt -- was president in 1929, and television had not yet been invented in 1929.

-- During a Sept. 12, 2008, speech in Columbia, Mo., Biden called for Missouri State Sen. Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair-bound, to "stand up."

"Oh, God love ya," Biden said, after realizing his mistake. "What am I talking about?"

-- At a Sept. 10, 2008, town hall meeting in Nashua, N.H., Biden said, "Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be vice president of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me."

-- Biden mistakenly referred to Alaska governor Sarah Palin as the "lieutenant governor" of her state during a town hall meeting on Sept. 4, 2008 at George Mason University in Manassas, Va.

"I heard a very, by the way I mean this sincerely, a very strong and a very good political speech from a lieutenant governor of Alaska who I think is going to be very formidable, very formidable not only in the campaign but in the debate," Biden said.

-- Biden said he was running for president -- not vice president -- during a Sept. 1, 2008, roundtable discussion in Scranton, Pa.

"Today is the moment for me as a United States senator running for president to put aside the national politics and focus on what's happening down there," Biden said.

-- Biden referred to John McCain as "George" during his vice presidential acceptance speech on Aug. 27, 2008, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Co. "Freudian slip, folks, Freudian slip," he explained.

-- Biden confused army brigades with battalions when speaking about Obama's plan for sending troops to Afghanistan.

"Or should we trust Barack Obama, who more than a year ago called for sending two additional combat brigades to Afghanistan?"

-- During his first campaign rally with Obama as his vice presidential running mate on Aug. 23, 2008, Biden introduced Obama by saying, "A man I'm proud to call my friend. A man who will be the next President of the United States -- Barack America!"

-- On Jan. 31, 2007 -- the day Biden announced his presidential bid -- the Delaware Senator was roundly criticized for calling Obama "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."

Remember this is our backup president should something horrible happen to BO. As bad as BO is doing, he is still better then his VP.


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Returning to Our Roots -- Part 8

Have you noticed the rise in crime level over the years. It seems those who do evil deeds are bolder. It also seems to be so much more often.

I have sat and pondered whether it is the news coverage, wall to wall 24/7, or has their been more acts of evil. I am talking rape, murder, abuse and so much more. The crimes are more physical and seem to escalate with each coming year.

Could this to be the erosion of our foundation and the principals on which it was based?


By Pastor Roger Anghis
April 3, 2010

In the last segment we ended with a quote from Benjamin Rush: “If they were ever to take the Bible out of public schools, we would be spending all of our time and all of our money fighting crime when it could be prevented in the classroom.” This was a very prophetic statement in 1791. In 1963 we saw the Bible and prayer taken out of our public schools. From that day we started to see a rise in crime not just in the school, but in society in general. Divorce rates began to rise after several years of decline. Pre-1963 the trouble in schools was chewing gum in class, cutting in line, talking in class and passing notes. Today we have metal detectors because students are bringing guns and knives to school to kill other students and teachers. The NEA claims that there is no correlation, but it all started when prayer and the Bible were removed from our public schools. Our Founding Fathers lived by this scripture: "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ." - 1 Corinthians 3:11

Without the Great Awakening in the 1730s and the political thinking it generated, we would have had no American Revolution a generation later. Without the Second Great Awakening of the early 19th century and the abolitionist movement that it spawned, we would not have seen the end of slavery a generation later. Similarly, without the courage of many pastors and of groups like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference we would not have seen the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Without the prolife movement Ronald Reagan would not have been elected in 1980, and the Cold War might have gone on. Bill Clinton put a person in charge of Voice of America that broadcast world events, Christian programs and other programs that would give people hope and he stopped all of that and broadcast Britney Spears and other so-called musicians and even made the statement that the reason the Iron Curtain came down was because of MTV.

That is the epitome of stupidity. This person, and so many more in government, have no wisdom because their foundation is not is Jesus Christ. Our Founding Fathers proved what could be done when we base our lives on Jesus and His Word and those people then are placed in government in places of authority. We have gone so far from that belief and to survive as a nation we MUST return. That is our mandate. We have allowed unrighteous men and women to rule over us. Solomon warned about the type of people that rule over us. Proverbs 29:2 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Bill Clinton vetoed a ban on partial birth abortion twice. He disgraced the office of the presidency in the Oval Office with immoral acts. People may not like the Bible but they love the results of obeying its precepts. Prosperity, good health and peace.

Our studies so far have been concerning the extent that our Founding Fathers were influenced by their determination to live according to the moral precepts of not just any religion, but Christianity. We have seen that it was their belief in moral teachings of the Bible that led to the type of government that our nation began with AND it was the rearing of our children on those Biblical teachings that kept our great nation strong and prosperous.

In the last 75 years, with the advent of the ACLU, American’s United for the Separation of Church and state, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and others have worked overtime to remove God, the Bible and all vestiges of our religious heritage from public view. All claim that our Constitution declares that we are to do so, even though none of our Founding Fathers were aware of that provision. Most people quote Thomas Jefferson as the one who proves that church and state must be separated even though he never stated that in the context of keeping religion out of government and the public eye. What he did state is this: "One of the amendments to the Constitution... expressly declares that 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,' thereby guarding in the same sentence and under the same words, the freedom of religion, of speech, and of the press; insomuch that whatever violates either throws down the sanctuary which covers the others." --Thomas Jefferson

We have not been allowed to pray in public schools either as a teacher or as a student for over 40 years, Thomas Jefferson commented about the removal of religious freedoms: "The rights [to religious freedom] are of the natural rights of mankind, and... if any act shall be... passed to repeal [an act granting those rights] or to narrow its operation, such act will be an infringement of natural right." --Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson also commented on government intermeddling in religious affairs: "I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with religious institutions, their doctrines, discipline, or exercises. This results not only from the provision that no law shall be made respecting the establishment or free exercise of religion, but from that also which reserves to the states the powers not delegated to the United States. Certainly, no power to prescribe any religious exercise or to assume authority in religious discipline has been delegated to the General Government. It must then rest with the states, as far as it can be in any human authority." --Thomas Jefferson.

We see with this statement that the federal government has no say whatsoever in religious matters. Jefferson stated: “no power to prescribe any religious exercise or to assume authority in religious discipline has been delegated to the General Government.” Yet the courts have declared that a student cannot pray at a graduation ceremony, a teacher cannot have a Bible in his/her desk, Ten Commandments cannot be displayed in a classroom. The arrogance of judges today to think that they know more about the meaning of the Constitution than the ones that wrote it is amazing. These activist judges must be removed. The liberties that our Founding Fathers fought and died for are at stake.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

That Is Refreshing

You want a refreshing conversation with a real conservative who isn't afraid to say it like it is, then you want to see this.

Gov. Christie: Standing Up to Special Interests

Now that was refreshing. We need more of this.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

They Will Try Anything

Since the law was passed in Arizona, I have heard innumerable arguments as to why it is wrong. I have seen boycott after boycott trying to damage or punish all the American citizens who live in Arizona. We have even heard bold statements from the Obama Administration seeking to challenge the new law. (We also know none of them have read it.)

The law simply forces all agencies of the state to uphold and enforce federal immigration law. Thats right, these people are complaining about a state who is actually enforcing the federal laws on the books. They didn't create any new laws or change the intent and purpose of any of the federal laws. They simply made it mandatory to enforce them.

This is a great law and other states are looking to adapt it as well. In fact, five states are seeking to do that right now. Five states - South Carolina, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan - are looking at Arizona-style legislation, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The group said lawmakers in 17 other states, including Texas, had expressed support for similar measures.

The haters hate this law so much they are trying other tactics. I found this guy who sees the law as anti-business. Others may argue that this is pro-business. As the boycotts cause cancalations, many are reporting as many as four or five reservations are coming in per one lost. Soon we should see unemployment numbers fall as Americans find work where illegals once held.

The law is working illegals are leaving. Pearce disagreed that the Arizona economy will suffer after illegal immigrants leave, saying there will be less crime, lower taxes, less congestion, smaller classroom sizes and shorter lines in emergency rooms. Boycotter's and sanctuary cities on the other hand are experiencing the opposite.

Arizona is on the Mexican/US border. I need to point this out because apparently there are those who don't know this and don't understand the scope of the problem.

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Returning to Our Roots -- Part 7

Where has all the education gone? I know we are paying for it. I know kids are being sent to school, but what are they learning? Perhaps are lack of attention to what each generation passes on, has brought all this destruction upon us.

You remember the saying, "Failure to know the past and learn its lessons, condemns us to repeat it." Until you learn the lessons life throws at you how can you graduate to the next lesson. Perhaps graduating to the point of skipping some of the lessons learned by our fore-fathers and jump ahead to new discoveries and betterment for all.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
March 28, 2010

What we have seen so far has been a total dedication to Christianity by our Founding Fathers AND the majority of the population of America. Revisionists have demanded that a new history be told that never happened. Because of their hatred for, not just religion, but Christianity in particular, we have seen our nation go from God lovers to God haters. They have no problem with our children dressing up on Halloween, a high holy day in satinism, they have no problem with our children saying prayers to allah in our public schools, but our schools can’t even have a picture of Jesus hanging in the hallway. We can’t say a pray at graduation of at a sporting event. We can’t sing Christmas carols at Christmas programs and in many states we can’t even call Christmas, Christmas.

Some of the court rulings in recent years show the bias of our liberal judges. Court Ruling: Freedom of speech is guaranteed to students and teachers unless it is religion at which time such speech becomes unconstitutional. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for students to see the Ten Commandments as they may read them, meditate on them, respect them and obey them. Court Ruling: The Ten Commandments, despite the fact that they are the basis of our civil law, and depicted in engraved stone in the Supreme Court building on the wall behind the seats of the justices of the Supreme Cour, it is against the law to display the Ten Commandments in any government building. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for any school library to contain books on Christianity. Books on witchcraft are OK. Books on occults are OK. Books on Islam are OK or Buddhism or Hinduism are OK.

It is unconstitutional for a teacher to have a copy of the Bible IN his/her desk. Not on it, but in it. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for school officials to be praised publicly or to be recognized from a podium at a community meeting IF the meeting is sponsored by a religious organization. Planned Parenthood can do that, but a Christian organization cannot do that. Court Ruling: It is unconstitutional for a kindergarten class to ask Who’s birthday is celebrated at Christmas. A student in Illinois was arrested, threaten with mace and handcuffed and removed from the school for participating in the See You At The Pole prayer event. In Texas a student was warned that if she prayed she would be disciplined the same as if she used profanity. A group of individuals were threatened with arrest and prosecution by the US Capitol police for bowing their heads during a silent prayer.

The influence of the Bible was so instilled into the hearts and the minds of the Founding Fathers as well as the people that it is no wonder that when drafting the Constitution, we find its influence all through the document. An independent study was done by the University of Houston and they wanted to determine what was the biggest influence in drafting the Constitution. They gathered documents from the founding era, 1760-1805, documents that led to the establishing of our Declaration of Independence and what gave us our Constitution. They wanted to see who our Founding Fathers read, quoted and who they were influenced by. They collected 15,000 documents and from those documents they found 3,154 quotes. It took them 10 years to document these quotes as to where they came from and they discovered that the most quoted source was quoted four times more than the second most quoted source.

The most quoted source was the Bible. Established in the original writings of our Founding Fathers we find that they discovered in Isaiah 33:22 the three branches of government: Isaiah 33:22 “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.” Here we see the judicial, the legislative and the executive branches. In Ezra 7:24 we see where they established the tax exempt status of the church: Ezra 7:24 “Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.”

When we look at our Constitution we see in Article 4 Section 4 that we are guaranteed a Republican form of government, that was found in Exodus 18:21: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:” This indicates that we are to choose, or elect God fearing men and women. Looking at Article 3 Section 3 we see almost word for word Deuteronomy 17:6: ‘No person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the testimony of two Witnesses. . .’ Deuteronomy 17:6 “At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses. . .”. The next paragraph in Article 3 Section 3 refers to who should pay the price for treason. In England, they could punish the sons for the trespasses of the father, if the father died.

Our Constitution states that only the one guilty of the crime pays for the crime. In 1791 Benjamin Rush, who served for 3 different Presidents, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, started the Sunday School movement in America to deal with the uneducated in the inner cities. It was this same year that Benjamin Rush proposed the idea of public schools. He is actually called the Father of Public Schools in America. If public schools were intended to be the godless institutions that they are today, his writings should exhibit that philosophy. What he does say is far from that idea. He believed that the Bible should be the primary book of learning in the public school. He stated: “Without religion, learning does real mischief to the morals and principles of mankind.” His reference to ‘religion’ was not any religion, but Christianity exclusively.

We have to remember that in the days of our Founding Fathers, their reference to ‘religion’ was not a generic reference as we see today meaning Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. If they asked what religion you were, they were referring to Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, etc. They almost never considered anything other than Christianity. Benjamin Rush believed that you had to teach the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, and the morals that are found in the Bible, because he believed, and rightfully so, that to educate without that type of foundation would produce a self centered person that was only concerned about himself. Where did he get that concept? Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 14:8 “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” Wisdom is the ability to correctly use the knowledge that you have.

Our colleges today fill you with knowledge, but without wisdom, all of that knowledge is useless. How else can a student spend 10 years in school learning to be a doctor and then spend his career performing abortions? How else can a student spend years in school learning history, yet not understanding the history he learned? Benjamin Rush was the author of a paper that was literally distributed all across the nation for years, even after his death that was titled “The Use of the Bible In Schools.” In that paper he stated “If they were ever to take the Bible out of public schools, we would be spending all of our time and all of our money fighting crime when it could be prevented in the classroom.” We are there.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Returning to Our Roots -- Part 6

What is your source of wisdom? Is there a particular person who has been your source or inspiration? Perhaps a book or movie has changed your direction and caused you to re-think somethings.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
March 20, 2010

To understand how important education was to the colonists and how they treated it we have to go back to the middle of 17th century. From this we see America treating education like no other nation previously had done before. It was something that the colonists believed was vital to a moral society.

The first laws providing public education for all children were passed in 1642 in Massachusetts and in 1647 in Connecticut and it was called the “Old Deluder Satan Law.” These colonists believed that the proper protection from civil abuses could only be achieved by eliminating Bible illiteracy.

This way the people themselves, as opposed to only the leaders, could measure the acts of civil government compared to the teachings of scripture. By 1690 Connecticut had a law that required that children be educated and if the children were not being educated, the family would be fines $25.00. Their reasoning here was if a person can’t read then they will not be aware of what God’s laws are and they would not be able to know when the government was trying to do something that was contrary to the Word of God. This shows that it wasn’t important to just be able to read, but to read and understand the Word of God. If only our education system was like this today. Today a teacher can’t even have a Bible IN their desk. You can’t post the Ten Commandments in a classroom because someone might read them and obey them.

God forbid that a student obey the Ten Commandments. How many teen pregnancies would we have if the children obeyed the Ten Commandments? How many school shootings would we have if the students obeyed the Ten Commandments? How many students would be on drugs and alcohol if they obeyed the Ten Commandments? The church in the days of our Founding fathers was not a social club like it is today. They understood the importance of living a Christian life. Too many of our preachers today do not teach that importance. Our Founding Fathers’ Christianity was a way of life and they expected those that governed them to live the same way. There were a couple of states that would not allow you to run for political office unless you attended a church and had confessed Jesus Christ as Lord.

Try that today and you’ll end up in court with five different organizations suing you. Say a prayer in school and the same thing will happen. Our rights and privileges as Christians have been taken away from us little by little. I believe that it is the fault of the pastors refusing to stand for what is right. Refusing to stand for what our Founding Fathers fought and died for, risked all for. Will we just sit back and do nothing or will we stand together and say ‘No more’? As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

They believed that everyone should be able to read so that our government officials could not pass laws that were contrary to God’s Word. Today the public is better educated than any generation before us, but we still allow laws to be passed that are contrary to God’s Word.

When the pilgrims came to America they brought with them text books, but in 1690 the first American textbook was printed. It was called the New England Primer. This textbook was the beginning textbook for ALL students in America from 1690 to the early 1900’s in public, private, semiprivate, home, parochial and all other types of schooling. All of our Founding Fathers learned how to read using the New England Primer and the Bible. Over the 200+ years that it was used, there were very few changes made to the book. This book did not change in that 200+ years period of time except more reading and vocabulary words were added but the core of the Primer - its rhyming alphabet, the Bible alphabet, its Bible questions and Shorter Catechism remained intact from reprint to reprint. This book was so important to our Founding Fathers that they endorsed this book and had it reprinted so that their children would be educated with the same book. Noah Webster who wrote part of the Constitution, Benjamin Franklin, signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Samuel Adams, the Father of the American Revolution, were all responsible for reprints of the New England Primer so it would be available to their children in their generation.

When our nation attained freedom from Britain, we can see all of the Biblical teachings come into play in the developing of our Constitution and the laws of our land. The Declaration of Independence is the most successful document in the world.

No other nation has been governed by a document longer than we have by the Declaration of Independence. Political scientists tell us that our Constitution was based on the same book that was used to write the Declaration of Independence and that book was The Two Treatises of Civil Government by John Locke. The revisionist historians of today say that he was a deist, but he was actually a theologian. He wrote the first topical Bible. He did a book on a verse by verse study of the Bible. He wrote a book titled “The Reasonableness of Christianity”, he helped write the constitution of Carolina. John Locke’s book, The Two Treatises of Civil Government, was the basis for the most successful government document ever written, the Constitution of the United States. Is it any wonder that our government has been the most successful in the world? John Adams - “The general principles for which we achieved independence are the general principles of Christianity.”

After we won our independence we began to print Bibles, something that we were not allowed to do while under the rule of Britain. The British government told us what Bible we could use and what could be taught and how it would be taught. This is why the government was to stay out of the church. The very first act of Congress was a 4 hour prayer meeting followed by a sermon that John Adams mentioned to his wife, Abigail, as to how moving it was for him and other members of Congress. One of the other items that Congress did was apportion money for the printing of Bibles. The record of Congress states that this printing will be “A meet addition to the Holy Scriptures for use in our public schools.” This was a printing of the Bible under the supervision of Congress for use in our public schools.

This statement was printed on the inside cover of that Bible: “Resolved that the United States and Congress assembled recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the Unites States.” Today the ACLU and others declare that our Founding Fathers demanded separation of church and state. This refutes ALL of their arguments.

Education was deemed very important to the colonists and our Founding Fathers, but it was all based on the need to understand the Word of God. Today we educate without the benefit of the Word of God and we are experiencing the folly of omitting the foundation for knowledge. It is time we re-think how we attempt to gain knowledge.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Returning to Our Roots -- Part 5

If you do your own research and work diligently to go back as close to the source as possible, only then will you learn the truth. In todays rush, how many of us take the time? We commonly take someones word for this or that, and then do the best we can with what we know. What if those who are providing us our crib notes are lying or working off some other person with faulty info.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
March 14, 2010

Part 5 – The Founders

We have to go back in the lives of those who came to this country to understand why they came to America. What was their motivation to leave everything in Europe or England and risk it all to come to America? Let us look at what caused these people to come here. Most came with very little possessions. Most had to sell all they had to make the trip. But all came with one thing in common, a Bible. It was usually the Geneva Bible. This Bible was not popular in England because there were commentaries in it by people that were referred to as dissenters; Calvin, Martin Luther. You also have to keep in mind that this was the first time in history were the common person had a copy of the Bible. In the late 1600’s and early 1700’s in Europe only clergy were permitted to even read the Bible. It was illegal for the common person to read the Bible. A lot of the religious persecution in those days was because the common people would read the Bible and see where the king was not following the Word of God and they would complain. The biggest area of friction was when the common person found out that God didn’t want Israel to have an earthly king. The people decided that they wanted a government as God declared, kingless. This didn’t set well with royalty.

This is where we see why Thomas Jefferson called for the separation of church and state. Again that was to keep government out of religion. In England, there was only one authorized version of scripture that was allowed. All other versions were illegal. The king declared what you teach and how you teach it. This is why Jefferson stated that the “wall of separation” was to keep government out of religion, not religion out of government. Remember Jefferson did not write the First Amendment, Fisher Ames did. This concern was the reason for the letter from the Danbury Baptist association to Thomas Jefferson. They were concerned that what had happened in England with the Church of England would happen in America.

As the common person began to read the Bible they began to see that not everything that the church was teaching was biblical. We can even see this today in the church with some denominations teaching that homosexuality is OK, abortion is OK, and the church is not to be involved in the political arena. According to IRS regulations we are not allowed to endorse a political party or candidate nor are we allowed to speak against a political party or candidate.

Those are IRS regulations, not God’s. The church is more afraid of the IRS than God. The most prominent sermon throughout America’s history was the one given around elections talking about the importance of the church’s role in the political arena, specifically the presidential election. Today’s laws over the church restrict what I can and cannot say about candidates and their party. This is a violation of my First Amendment right to freedom of speech and freedom of religion and the free exercise thereof. As a pastor I am mandated to inform my congregation of ungodly men and women who are running for office. Oddly enough, there is a legal way around that restriction that most churches ignore. They just find it easier to not get involved at all. That is why our nation is in the shape that it is in.

I believe that the ignorance of the pastors is just as bad as the ignorance of the people themselves concerning what our rights are. Almost everyone that I have asked the question concerning the separation of the church and state has told me that it is in our Constitution. It is not in ANY of our Founding Documents and the First Amendment has been grossly misinterpreted since the 1940’s by liberal judges that were allowed to redefine its meaning and purpose. Our history refutes any notion that the church is supposed to be removed from the political arena. In the 1947 Supreme Court decision the letter to Jefferson from the Danbury Baptist Association was quoted but only the nine words “building a wall of separation between church and state.” This is the first time the Supreme Court used only those nine words. This letter had been used is several other cases before the Supreme Court but the entire contents were used, not just those nine words. When taken out of context, the true meaning is lost, which is why the Supreme Court did it in that manner.

To understand this let’s look at a larger portion of that 1802 letter that gives a better understanding of its contents and meaning. Jefferson wrote: “Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none for his faith and his worship; that the legislative powers of government reach actions only and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion of prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between church and state.” This clearly indicates that the government is to stay out of religion and gives no indication that religion is to stay out of government. Today there are organizations that are ignorant of scripture and the history of the United States. There is even one organization, Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, which is headed by a so-called reverend. He is grossly misinformed as to what the church is supposed to be doing in the political arena not to mention his ignorance of the history of the church in this nation and the real meaning of the Constitution.

One of the things that the people began to realize when they started to read the Bible is how to apply the Word of God in everyday lives. Morals, righteousness, forgiveness, all that God has called the church to be. We were to be self governed, not ruled over by an earthly king. They also realized that the church is supposed to evangelize that is why we see in virtually every charter of every colony a provision that calls for that colony to reach out to the native population with the knowledge of Jesus Christ. . It started with the Mayflower Compact, a call to evangelize. This was something that the king did not allow. It was even illegal to print a Bible in the colonies until after the Revolutionary War. We could only us the ‘approved’ version supplied by England. They discovered in the Word of God that we were supposed to own our own property. The pilgrims began to buy land from the Indians and divide it up amongst the families.

This didn’t set well with the king. He felt that he owned the land and we were to use it and he would take all the profits and let us keep barely enough to get by on and then he would tax you on that. Kind of sounds like the IRS today doesn’t it? They discovered in the Word of God that we were to take care of our own. They also discovered that if you won’t work you don’t eat. When Jamestown was founded they operated on what would be called today a socialistic form of government. But when looked at real close it was a Biblical system where everybody’s needs were addressed by the people, NOT a forced redistribution of your goods by the government as we see our government trying to do today.

When it came to education, Europe had a high percentage of illiteracy and the people in America began to see that the atrocities that had happened in the world happened because of ignorance of the Word of God. In America they began to teach children how to read and write so that everyone would be able to know when government was attempting to do something that was contrary to the Word of God. Their textbook was the Bible. The first schools were run by the church. This was the foundation our Founding Fathers were established in.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Returning to Our Roots -- Part 4

Do we tell our school age children why groups came to and settled in America? This was a pretty wild and formidable land with nothing close at hand to fall back on. When you came here you were on your own and life and death were close at hand.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
March 6, 2010

Part 4 – Original Intent

In looking at the charters for the colonies we see that establishing Christianity was the main purpose for their developing the colony.

The 1629 charter of Massachusetts states: “Our said people be so religiously, peaceably, and civilly governed that their good life and orderly conversation may win and incite the natives of that country to the knowledge and obedience of the one true God and savior of mankind, and the Christian faith, which is the principle end of this colony.”

The 1662 charter for North Carolina stated that they were: “Excited with a laudable and pious zeal for the propagation of the Christian faith in the parts of American not yet cultivated or planted and only inhabited by people who have no knowledge of Almighty God.” This, again, is not the policy of a secular nation.

In 1663 the charter for Rhode Island explained the colonist’s intent: “Pursuing with Peace and loyal minds, their sober, serious and religious intentions of Godly edifying themselves and one another in the holy Christian faith, a most flourishing civil state may stand and best be maintained with a full liberty in religious concernments.” Does this sound like the policy of a secular nation?

William Penn wrote the charter for Pennsylvania stating: “Out of a commendable desire to convert the savage natives by gentle and just manners to the love of civil society and Christian religion, hath humbly besought leave of us to transport an ample colony unto a certain contry in the parts of America not yet cultivated or planted. ”

The charter of Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey and others were a virtual restatement of the Christian goals stated by these states.

Connecticut had the first constitution and in 1639 it stated: “Well knowing when a people are gathered together, the Word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such people there should be an orderly and decent government established according to God.” Secular people do NOT establish government according to God (Russia, China and Cuba as examples). Their constitution went on to declare the colonists desire to: “Enter into combination and confederation together to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess which, according to the truth of the said Gospel, is now practiced amongst us.” If they were not Christians, why would they put in writing that they were?

To ignore what our Founding Fathers wrote and to declare that our Founding Fathers were not Christian is nothing less than foolish not to mention deceptive. We all know that our enemy is a master at deception. He’s a liar, a thief and a murderer. Jesus stated in John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. How do we know if the devil is lying? His lips are moving. Our enemy does not want this younger generation to know that it was Christianity that made America the great nation that it is today. If they find out that Christianity is what made this nation great, there is a good chance that many will pursue Christianity and he will not make the progress that he wants to make.

We have allowed liberal Presidents, members of Congress and judges to redefine our Constitution and Bill of rights to fit their socialist agenda. There are members of congress that are doing everything they can to shut the church up and take it out of the influence of government.

In 1954 Lyndon Johnson was able to partially shut the church up. Ted Kennedy tried and others are trying to silence the church even more with the passing of the so-called ‘hate crimes’ bill where it could be illegal to even read the biblical point of view about homosexuality. This legislation is now in effect and there are ‘hate crime’ lawsuits against students for putting a Bible on a teachers desk. Some preachers are now getting liability insurance so they can have a buffer against any possible litigation. When our leaders ignore the Word of God the laws of this nation will reflect that. Even legislators that are professed Christians demand abortion upon demand, support same-sex marriage, and support the hate crimes bill.

Here are some statistics about the apathy in the church today. Of our population today 83% claim to be Christian. Of that figure 46% are protestant and attend weekly with 56% in the south. In 2006 a poll was taken and out of this group of ‘Christians’ only 11% felt that abortion should be banned. 35% want it legal in rare instances. Abortion has always been available when the life of the mother is at stake. Planned Parenthood says that abortion is a health issue. Over 90% of abortions are done for convenience, not health. When asked if there should be state laws that would allow terminally ill patients end their lives 52% said yes. 58% stated that it wouldn’t be a problem if their child’s elementary teacher was a homosexual. (100% of the male teachers that attack male students are homosexual.) 45% would allow their child to read a book about a same-sex couple. 42% of adults between the ages of 18 and 44 approve of homosexual rights.

Over all Americans are split 42% to 42% as to whether they approve of homosexual rights. 70% of Americans do not believe that the military should have the right to discharge someone who lives the gay lifestyle. Who wants to be on the battlefield with someone who might have AIDS and could contaminate others if they get shot? 62% feel that homosexuals should have the same rights that racial minorities and women have. 50% of Americans support some form of legal status for same-sex couples.

Would we see these kinds of statistics in the colonies? I don’t think so. They would spend on average 4 hours a day studying the Word of God. Most Christians today don’t spend 4 hours a month in the Word.

In 1643 Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Plymouth and New Haven joined together to form the New England Confederation which was Americas first united government. They banded together because they all had the same goal: “We all came into these parts of America with one and the same end and aim, namely to advance the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In 1669, John Locke assisted in the drafting of the Carolina constitution under which no man could be a citizen unless he acknowledged God, was a member of a church, and used no reproachful, reviling, or abusive language against any religion. Can you imagine if that was still a requirement in any state constitution today? If you were not a believer in the state of Connecticut you were not allowed to even camp in that state. They didn’t want you there for any reason.

These documents are proof that Christianity was the prominent influence in the early growth and development of our civil government.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Cap and Tax - Here We Go

Back room deals and kickbacks are the standard operating proceedure of those in power. They will do anything to short change the American people and push their agenda.

In an effort to keep the bill in Reid's hands, the sponsors -- Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) won't officially introduce the bill in the Senate when they unveil it to the public next week.

"If we introduce it, it'll get referred to committees," Lieberman said. "We want him to be able to work with it and bring it out onto the floor as a leader whenever he's ready."

Once again transparency is tossed on the ash heap. We, the American people, will be short changed, robbed and beaten to satisfy the progressive and their march to socialism. If the possibility of recovery from this recession is ever going to happen then this is the last thing we should be doing.

Already, some senators also are raising red flags about the committee process, which they warn may be circumvented if the Kerry-Graham-Lieberman proposal moves directly into Reid’s office.

“These bills need to go through committee,” said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.). “If you’re talking about making major deals on energy policy, it needs to go through the Energy Committee. If you’re making major deals on tax policy, it needs to go through the Finance Committee. I mean, if you want to get it done.”

Budget Committee ranking member Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), a possible swing vote, said he would prefer the committee process remain intact for the energy and climate bill — rather than shifting the debate into Reid’s office. “This concept of going through the leader’s office is a new concept in the legislative flow chart,” Gregg said.

Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) repeated his call to move to floor debate on S. 1462, the “energy only” approach “There are not a lot of weeks left in this legislative session, and my fervent hope is, I would say to those who have been working on climate change and blocking our ability to bring an energy bill to the floor of the Senate, I hope perhaps we could find a way to work together to bring the energy bill to the floor,” Dorgan said. “That’s the way the Senate works. The Senate works by running things through a committee.”

Both sides of the isle are already reeling form Obamacare. The last thing they want is to do energy legislation wrong going into an election period. By wrong, they mean anything like the shady practices the health legislation used.

Reid needs this done and he needs it fast. Why? It is looking like he wont be around after the first of the year, due to a real challenger holding him down in the polls. Reid needs time and energy for the fight of his political life. He also is pushing a bill that is dead against what his constituency wants in Nevada. He needs this measure done and out of sight before the heart of the election campaign swings into full gear.

Well folks another bad bill is coming hard and fast. Maybe some of the Democrats have learned their lesson and will stand fast in hopes of redemption. Perhaps they all know the end is near and they will push it through. Once again we need to write our representatives and push them to make the correct decision.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Returning to Our Roots -- Part 3

When discussing our founders and their perspective, I prefer to read their words not the opinions of those who knew not the men they speak of. Relying on opinion of those who came after only leads to disappointment. Often deception and lies comes from the greater distance from the source.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
February 27, 2010

Part 3 – The Foundation Strengthened

I mention several quotes from our Founding Fathers because there are those who have tried to deceive the younger generations to believe that our Founding Fathers were not practicing Christians, that the United States was NOT founded as a Christian nation. Our Founders believed in the power of the Word of God and they lived their lives accordingly. Using their own words is the best way to understand their belief.

We have seen this nation turn against its founding principles to the point where once the Bible was the only book in school to just recently a child was ARRESTED for reading their Bible during study hall. Christmas plays can’t have Christmas carols or even the mention of Christmas because it is a religious holiday and we must maintain the so-called ‘separation of church and state’.

Halloween, can be celebrated no holds barred, even though satanism is recognized as a religion, there is no demand to stop this celebration. What we are seeing is an outright attack only on Christianity and Judaism. Islam is being taught in some California schools and in some Michigan schools. They are even having them pray to allah in these schools, but you can’t even have a picture of Jesus hanging in a public school. Revisionist historians refuse to write what the contemporaries said about our Founders because it conflicts with what they want you to believe.

We have at least two generations of children that have been refused the truth about the role of Christianity in the building of our nation and our government.

We must learn again the role of the church in our government and our daily affairs. Paul gives us instructions on the matter in 1 Timothy 2:1 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

(2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

(3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”. It is foolishness to elect ungodly people and then pray that they act godly. To think that the church/Christians/ should not be involved in the political arena is not even a Biblical viewpoint. Growing up I was taught that a Christian doesn’t get into politics because there is such corruption in politics and that is the very reason Christian SHOULD be in politics, to bring respect to that office. Bill Clinton brought nothing but disgrace to the office of the president, but Geo. Bush, though he was not perfect, brought respect and dignity back to the office of the president. Romans 13:3 “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:”

It is the duty of the church to see to it that godly men and women govern this nation. John Adams states this about our government: "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Today’s historians are more revisionists that true historians and they claim that most of the Founding Fathers were atheists, agnostics, and deists. They claim that none were Christians. None of our Founding Documents had any religious references. One Supreme Court justice has even stated that Thomas Jefferson wrote the First Amendment to keep religion out of government.

The biggest problem with that statement is Thomas Jefferson was in France when the First Amendment was written and he never even saw it until after it was ratified. Fisher Ames was the author of the First Amendment. Congressional records show that on September 17. 1787 the wording for the First Amendment was agreed upon and that Ames was the author.

Another problem with that statement is it was not written to keep religion out of government but to keep government out of religion. If Jefferson really did believe that religion and government required an ‘impregnable’ wall of separation, as the Supreme Court stated, then why, when he was President, were ALL government buildings in Washington open for the purpose of hold church services in them and the military band was made available for praise and worship? One has to wonder when the 10 Commandments are carved into the stone walls of the Supreme Court that same Court has declared that displays of the 10 Commandments are unconstitutional in other courthouses.

The history of American that has been taught to the last 2-3 generations is more lie than truth. The history that they are teaching did NOT occur, for the most part, and the real history is not allowed to be told. I want to establish with you the true beliefs of our Founding Fathers and not my opinion or someone else’s opinion, but their own words concerning what they believed.

Zephaniah Swift, an American jurist in Connecticut and served in the House of Representatives. He was also the first Chief Justice of Connecticut’s Supreme Court declared that Christianity was THE guiding influence on everyday living in his day: “Indeed moral virtue is substantially and essentially enforced by the precepts of Christianity and may be considered the basis of it. But in addition to moral principles the Christian doctrines inculcate a purity of heart and holiness of life that constitutes its chief glory. When we contemplate it in this light, we have a most striking evidence of its superiority over all the systems of pagan philosophy, which were promulgated by the wisest men of ancient times.”

When looking at the reasons for the establishment of each of our colonies it becomes very clear that the establishing of Christianity and evangelizing the region teaching the natives about Christianity was the purpose of the colony. All 13 colonies were established for this purpose. In 1606 the charter for the colony of Virginia stated, “To make habitations and to deduce a colony of sundry of our people into that part of American commonly called Virginia in propagating the Christian religion to such people as yet live in darkness.”

William Bradford who helped compose the Mayflower Compact, stated the purpose of why the Pilgrims had come to the New World: “ . . . a great hope and inward zeal they had of laying some good foundation, or at least to make some way thereunto, for the propagating and advancing the Gospel of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world.”

A decade later the Puritans began to arrive and one of their great leaders John Winthrop, warned them of the consequences of forgetting their goal: “We are a company professing ourselves fellow-members of Christ . . . knit together by this bond of love . . . We are entered into a covenant with Him for this work. . . For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us; so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause Him to withdraw is present help from us, well shall be made a story and a byword through the world.” Does this sound like the policy of a secularist nation? The Foundation is strengthened.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Returning to Our Roots -- Part 2

So often we are told that our nation was brought forward without the help of God. God is at best scoffed at and at worst mocked when our founders are discussed in our current educational system. Is the truth really that distasteful? Were our founders men of religion or deists and atheists as taught today?

Let us return to the writings of Roger Anghis for more enlightenment.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
February 20, 2010

Part 2 – The Foundation

The 1st Amendment states: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’ The churches responsibility is to inform the public as to the qualifications required of our leaders. Until 1954 we could name names. Now we can only generalize. Exodus 18:21 “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:”. That addendum that Congress passed in 1954 prohibited the church from informing the people of the character of a political candidate.

That addendum prohibited the free exercise of religion and violates the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The reason schools were established was so that the people would be taught to read and understand the Word of God, with the Bible being its main source for information, and if government tried to pass legislation that was contrary to God’s Word, they would be able to know that and then take action to stop it. We have allowed our government to redefine our Constitution and read things into it that our Founding Fathers would never have allowed. We have allowed activist judges to read into our Constitution the right to an abortion at any time for any reason.

To fully understand just what the role of the church is supposed to be in this nation we have to look at the role of the church before our independence, during our fight for independence and up until 1954 when the church was taken out of the political arena. Many of you will be surprised to learn how deeply involved the church and the Word of God was in the forming of our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. I know that there will be many pastors that will be shocked at the churches involvement in the development of our government. Too many pastors believe that the church shouldn’t be involved in politics at all. What this series will reveal will be unfamiliar to many pulpits. Revisionist historians have taught what THEY want you to believe instead of what the real history actually is.

There was a book printed that contained the writings of George Washington on four different areas of life. In the original book it contained comments by his contemporaries. The book is now being printed again however the comments are now by revisionists and they have left out almost all of the religious references of the original book and all of the commentaries of his comtemporaries and refer to him as a deist. How you can print a book that is full of outright lies and call it historically accurate is beyond me.

Our Founding Fathers took their faith very seriously, but many today would like you to believe differently. When the first colony was established in 1620, before they even got off of the boat they established why they were there. They wrote the Mayflower Compact.

In the Name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, or England, France and Ireland, King defender of the Faith,

Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid;

The ends aforesaid was the advancement of the Christian faith. Our Founding Fathers lived their faith. Most churches today have a 30 minute message ending with “Call our office Monday-Friday between 9-5 if you want to get saved.” People today couldn’t handle the church services in those days. They usually lasted from 4-6 hours. Our Founding Fathers believe that to serve in public office, you had to be a Christian.

John Jay, our first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Court that decides if the laws that are passed are within the parameters set out by the Constitution, stated this: “Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers. It is the duty as well as the privilege and the interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians as their rulers.”

Another of our Founding Fathers was Patrick Henry. His famous statement was; ‘Give me liberty or give me death.’ This is not being taught in schools any more. It promotes patriotism and self worth and that causes problems with dictating what some people want you to believe. Another statement he made which I assure you will never be taught in public schools is this one: “It can’t be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded NOT by religionist, but by Christians, not on religion but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The revisionist historians want you to believe that Patrick Henry was a deist. They want you to believe that most of the Founding Fathers deists. They even state so even though ALL evidence proves otherwise. People simply don’t research anything out for themselves. There were 55 signers of the Constitution- 29 were Episcopalians, several were Methodist, and some were Baptist. There was only one so-called deist and that was Ben Franklin, but even he had enough sense to know that Providence should be called upon at times. During the Constitutional Convention they had spent days debating key provisions of the Constitution without making any progress. During that time of intense debate he made this comment: “All of us who were engaged in this struggle must have observed frequent instances of super intending Providence in our favor.” Now, we have to understand what a deist is.

He is one that believes in a higher power, but does not believe that that higher power intervenes in the affairs of man. So that statement by Ben Franklin pretty much destroys the revisionist’s theory that he was a deist.

“To that kind Providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting, in peace, on the means of establishing our future nation felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend, or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, sir, a long time and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see this truth, that God governs the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?” Following that statement, our Founding Fathers spent four hours in prayer.

In a public facility, our government officials had prayer and then followed that with a preacher preaching a message that was so moving that John Adams wrote to his wife about how important that message was and from that moment the Constitution began to come together with surprising ease.

After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams, who would become the governor of Massachusetts, wrote; “We have this day restored the Sovereign to whom all men ought to be obedient, He reigns in heaven from the rising to the setting of the sun. Let His kingdom come.” He also made this statement: “Pray that the light of the gospel and the right of conscience may be continued to the people of the United America and that His Holy Word may be improved by them so that the Name of God will be exalted and their liberty and happiness be secure. That He would be pleased to bless our federal government.” The Foundation is laid.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Returning to Our Roots -- Part 1

I believe that much of what made our nation great has been slipping away from us over the last 50-75 years. I have often wanted to write pieces that point to the real historical evidence of our founders and our nation but have never had the time to do it justice. I can point you to many a book that lays bare the truth if you were willing to read it.

Instead, let me present to you a series of articles that do what I have so often wished I could. Let me introduce the writings of Roger Anghis. Please give it a full read. Look up any points you question and then ask why we aren't teaching this in school anymore.


By Pastor Roger Anghis
February 12, 2010

Part 1- The Begining

The religious roots of our nation go very deep. Over the last 50-75 years we have lost a tremendous amount of truth of how religion governed not only the daily lives of our founding Fathers, but how it was always deeply involved in the politics of this nation.

In Hitler’s Mein Kompf he states that the bigger the lie and the more often that it is told the easier it is to get the masses to believe it. In the 30’s and 40’s he did just that and the result was a world war that cost the lives of over 60 million people.

In 1947 our Supreme Court ruled that the 1st Amendment had erected a wall of separation between the church and state and it had to remain impregnable. Even though there was no evidence of this in any court ruling for over 170 years, not even in the first Supreme Court was the church/state position challenged, yet somehow, the Supreme Court of 1947 decided that our Founding Fathers were uniformed as to the meaning of the 1st Amendment. The 1947 Supreme Court for the first time used ONLY the phrase “separation of church and state” instead of the whole context of that sentence which is not found in any of our founding documents, but in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802.

A letter was written to then President Jefferson because they had a concern that the US might try to establish a state church as had been done in England. The state ran the church and taxed the people to support the church. When you read the entire letter that Jefferson wrote you will find that he does use the statement ‘separation of church and state’ but it is easily understood that what he is talking about is keeping the government out of the affairs of the church, not keeping the church completely out of the government. The Supreme Court decision of 1947 by liberal judges put on the Supreme Court by FDR, completely redefined the 1st Amendment. In that day 97% of the people of this nation declared and allegiance to God and in a nation where the majority rules, the 3% of our nation that did not believe in God ruled over the 97%.

In the early 1950’s one of the Supreme Court justices warned that we had better STOP using the phrase ‘separation of church and state’ in the context that it was being used or people would begin believing that it was part of our Constitution. Most of the people I talk to today about the so-called ‘separation of church and state’ do believe that it is part of our Constitution. The bigger the lie and the more you tell it makes it easier for the masses to believe it.

Preachers today don’t believe that the church is supposed to be involved in the political arena.

Because the church does not address this part of American life we have politicians that have won’t protect our borders, we have politicians that believe that it is a woman’s right to destroy her unborn child, we have politicians that refuse to support our troops fighting the war on terror. The Bible teaches us that however the church goes, the nation goes. Preachers today don’t have a problem with how the government has taken our right to be involved in the politics of this nation away from us. Without the churches influence, our politicians have begun to take this nation down a path of destruction. And because pastors are afraid of losing their 501 (c) 3 rating, they won’t stand up for their rights.

I have tried to help pastors educate their people as to what they should be doing as far as their involvement even with political issues, and the typical response is, "We don’t do anything political."

I invited 200 pastors to a meeting concerning this and they stayed away by the thousands. I had one pastor show up! Some pastors won’t even take a side on abortions and same-sex marriages for fear of losing members or their coveted 501 (c) 3. They claim that it is a political issue. It has become a political issue but more importantly it is a moral issue that the church should be addressing. Half of the people sitting in the pews are living together without the benefit of marriage, but the church won’t preach against it for fear of offending someone. One pastor I talked to felt comfortable with the present lack of involvement of the church in the political arena and I told him that a while back I was too, then one day the Holy Spirit said to me, ‘What if I’m not?’ That is the question that pastors must ask themselves. Is God happy that the church is absent from the political arena?

There was a point in time in this nation when you couldn’t get elected UNLESS you confessed Jesus as Lord, and had a record of attending church regularly! Religion was very important during the days of our Founding Fathers. One man was fined $500 for using the Name of the Lord in vain. That was over a year’s wages. Today you hear people inside the church, even the sons of some pastors using language that reminds you of a drunken sailor. Just a short while ago a man in a public meeting cursed and was arrested and jailed. When he got before a judge, the judge told the police that they had violated his right of free speech.

Today’s churches preach a lukewarm message not wanting to offend anyone. Any time you teach the truth, somebody is going to be offended. Lukewarm messages have never built a strong church. Revelation 3:16 “'So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.”

Many of the preachers that I talk to don’t believe that the church is supposed to be involved in the political arena, but in the Bible God ALWAYS had a man or woman of God close to the king, ALWAYS! Saul, Israel’s first king had Samuel the prophet. Every king, whether they were godly or not, had a man of God to influence them. Even our presidents have had godly men to influence them. One man, Billy Graham has influenced, prayed with and for every president since Harry Truman. Eleven presidents were counseled and prayed with by him. Every president we have had has had a man of God to advise him and pray for him. Now, our presidents have not always taken the advice of these godly men just as the kings in the Old Testament didn’t always take heed to the advice of the prophets.

We have seen some presidents ignore the godly principles of our Founding Fathers and take our nation down a path that leads away from the things of God. I believe that the worst president we have ever had was Woodrow Wilson. He was a racist and a progressive which beliefs are equal to a Marxist. Then we had FDR. He set this nation on the road to socialism and there are many today in that same party that are hell bent to get us there. They are supporting the forcing of religious organizations to hire homosexuals. They passed hate crimes legislation that would make preaching the gospel concerning the Biblical view of homosexuality against the law. They have supported over the years, the removal of religion from the public view, the Ten Commandment displays, pictures of Jesus and the removal of prayer from government meetings.

The church has to stand up for its rights or we will lose all of our rights. Many pastors say that we have to abide by the laws, but when the laws of man violate the laws of God ministers are mandated to obey God! All Christians are mandated to obey God, but pastors especially. When John and Peter we brought before the Sanhedrin and told to no longer speak in the Name of Jesus, Peter refused to follow that order: Acts 4:18 “And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

(19) But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

(20) For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”

Up until 1954 the church could talk about political candidates and whether they were godly or ungodly. We could talk about political parties and whether they stood for godly things or ungodly things. In the early fifties Lyndon Johnson won election to the senate by a total of 87 votes. He had a lot of political connections and was able to stop every attempt at a recount.

One man who counted votes admitted on his deathbed that they rigged the count and counted several hundred false votes for Johnson. This information was leaked to a 501 (c) 3 that began to inform the public about the rigged election. When this information was released by non-profits Johnson had an addendum attached to an IRS bill that barred any 501 (c) 3 from supporting or opposing a political candidate or a political party. Johnson was able to silence his opposition. The church had been silenced.

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Tuesday, June 08, 2010

R&R - I Really Need It

I'll be back soon.