Jerry Newcomb has written a must read article briefly explaining the original intent and meaning of the establishment clause of the Constitution along with the phrase “separation of church and state.” (Note: the phrase “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in the Constitution, Bill of Right, or Declaration of Independence.) In the article, Newcomb states: “A lot of times when the pro-religious freedom side fights back, we win. (That’s because the Constitution and history are on our side.) But that takes a lot of courage and energy. And many people would rather just go with the flow and turn the other cheek, which is understandable. Yet over time, we find our liberties being chipped away piece by piece.”
He goes on to wonder why the church isn’t more involved in helping to preserve the religious freedom and liberty of our great country. I concur. After all, if religious freedom is lost, who is it that will be most harmed? The obvious answer is all those serving in full-time ministry. So why aren’t more pastors, Christian teachers, and other ministry people more concerned that their livelihood is being threatened? I confess I am completely baffled by this question and corresponding reality. Click here for original article.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.