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2 1 Tim 2:1-4 1 First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. 2 Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet and peaceful lives full of worship and respect for God. 3 This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to know the truth. Do you pray America? 2

3 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Destroy Biblical marriage/divorce. Destroy the Biblical role of gov’t. Christians remain silent/retreat 3

4 Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature.... James A. Garfield 20 th Pres. of US 3/4/1881 – 9/19/1881 4

5 He was a member of the church and served as an elder. When Garfield relinquished his role as elder, it is said that he stated, “I resign the highest office in the land to become president of the United States.” James A. Garfield 20 th Pres. of US 3/4/1881 – 9/19/1881 5

6 James A. Garfield 20 th Pres. of US 3/4/1881 – 9/19/1881 Hiram, Feb. 16th 1858 Dear Bro. Wallace, We have just closed our meeting with happy results. There were 34 addition[s]. 31 by immersion. I was sorry I could not be in Newburgh last Sunday, but it seemed to be my duty to stay here. Bro Dave Shu[?] tells me that the Brethren want me to hold a meeting in vacation. I have spoken 19 discourses in our meeting here - and this with all our work in the school has worn me down very much. I would not think of holding a meeting alone. And don't know as I ought to help hold one. I will be in your place sometime next week and talk with you in reference to the matter of your letter. Which would have been answered sooner but for the meeting. I shall hope to visit Bedford also. Love to your family & believe me your brother, J. A. Garfield Hiram, Feb. 16th 1858 Dear Bro. Wallace, We have just closed our meeting with happy results. There were 34 addition[s]. 31 by immersion. I was sorry I could not be in Newburgh last Sunday, but it seemed to be my duty to stay here. Bro Dave Shu[?] tells me that the Brethren want me to hold a meeting in vacation. I have spoken 19 discourses in our meeting here - and this with all our work in the school has worn me down very much. I would not think of holding a meeting alone. And don't know as I ought to help hold one. I will be in your place sometime next week and talk with you in reference to the matter of your letter. Which would have been answered sooner but for the meeting. I shall hope to visit Bedford also. Love to your family & believe me your brother, J. A. Garfield 6

7 [I]f the next centennial does not find us a great nation... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces. [James A. Garfield, The Works of James Abram Garfield, Burke Hinsdale, editor (Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1883), Vol. II, pp. 486, 489, “A Century of Congress,” July, 1877.] James A. Garfield 20 th Pres. of US 3/4/1881 – 9/19/1881 7

8 “Christian voting” A. There are three types of Christian voters in polling 1.Christian voters – largest group; this is the group that simply self-identifies as (i.e., calls themselves) Christians. 2. Born-again voters – a Christian voter who says he has had a life-changing experience with Jesus Christ; a smaller group than that of Christian voters. 3. Evangelical voters – a born-again voter who also believes the Bible is important and who attends church, prays, and reads the Bible at least once a week. This group of Christians take their faith most seriously. Prov. 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked man rules, people groan.” 8

9 B. Recent Christian voting patterns : a 17% decrease in Christians who voted : an additional 27% decrease in Christians who voted : a 40% decrease in Christians who voted a. There are 60 million evangelicals in America. b. Only 15 million evangelicals voted in c. Some 24 million (40%) evangelicals not even registered to vote. Prov. 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked man rules, people groan.” 9

10 Prov. 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked man rules, people groan.” 2002 Voter Registration Push Of the 54 Freshmen elected to the U. S. House, 36 were pro-life – a 67% pro-life class (anything over 50.1% is moving forward) Of 10 Freshmen elected to the U. S. Senate, 8 were pro-life 10

11 Prov. 29:2 “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked man rules, people groan.” 2004 Voter Registration Push Of 40 Freshmen elected to the U. S. House, 25 were pro-life (a 63% pro-life class) Of 9 Freshmen elected to the U. S. Senate, 7 were pro-life (a 77% pro-life class) 11

12 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Start with the schools Revise American history 12

13 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Start with the schools Revise American history “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Abraham Lincoln 13

14 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Start with the schools Revise American history “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Abraham Lincoln Judg 2: After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord and served the Baals. 14

15 Thomas Paine on "The Study of God" Delivered in Paris on January 16, 1797, in a Discourse to the Society of Theophilanthropists It has been the error of the schools to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the author of them: for all the principles of science are of Divine origin. Man cannot make, or invent, or contrive principles. He can only discover them; and he ought to look through the discovery to the Author. 15

16 When we examine an extraordinary piece of machinery, an astonishing pile of architecture, a well executed statue or a highly finished painting where life and action are imitated, and habit only prevents our mistaking a surface of light and shade for cubical solidity, our ideas are naturally led to think of the extensive genius and talents of the artist. When we study the elements of geometry, we think of Euclid. When we speak of gravitation, we think of Newton. How then is it, that when we study the works of God in the creation, we stop short, and do not think of God? It is from the error of the schools in having taught those subjects as accomplishments only, and thereby separated the study of them form the Being who is the author of them

17 The evil that has resulted from the error of the schools in teaching natural philosophy as an accomplishment only has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead of looking through the works of the creation to the Creator himself, they stop short, and employ the knowledge they acquire to create doubts of His existence. They labor with studied ingenuity to ascribe everything they behold to innate properties of matter; and jump over all the rest, by saying that matter is eternal. 17

18 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black The Beginning of the End “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.” [Majority opinion in Emerson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947), last words] 1947 Everson vs Board of Education 18

19 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black The Beginning of the End “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.” [Majority opinion in Emerson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947), last words] 1947 Everson vs Board of Education 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; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 19

20 U.S. Supreme Court The Beginning of the End 1947 Everson vs Board of Education “wall of separation between church and State” Chain of Events: 1962: Engel v. Vitale school prayer outlawed 1963: Murray v. Curlett Bible-reading outlawed 1980: Stone v. Graham Ten commandments outlawed 1985: Wallace v. Jaffree unconstitutional for kindergarten class to recite: “God is great. God is good….etc.” 1990: Roberts v. Madigan Christian books in classroom library & teacher w/Bible in hand outlawed 20

21 Rules & Precepts of 1642 (Harvard) “Let every Student be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the Maine end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life, John 17:3 and therefore to lay Christ in the Bottome, as the only foundation of all sound Knowledge and Learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisedome, Let every one Seriously ste himself by prayer in secret to Seeke it of him Prov.2,3” 21

22 “…the ’60s is when the attacks spilled out into America’s streets, resulting in unprecedented cultural chaos by decade’s end. One of the first times I remember feeling the foundations of America tremble was in 1964 during my nineth-grade civics class. A girl – I don’t remember her name, but I think she was from TN and she had a very thick southern ac- cent – answered a question from the teacher by mentioning something about God. ‘How do you know there is a God?’ the teacher shot back. It was an earth tremor – just a faint quiver really, a precursor to the tidal waves to come a few years later – a smiling, casual, off-handed swipe at the 22

23 world as we knew it. How did the little southern girl know there was a God? Clearly taken aback, she answered the teacher earnestly, incredulously, her voice breaking: “Because….there is!” She had, quiet naturally, offered up the best answer anyone could possibly give. The teacher had questioned the un- questionable, injecting doubt into a room of impressionable young boys and girls. It was one of those moments you remember forty years later because it created a spark, a momentary contact with another dimension – that alien dimension of cynicism and disbelief.” p

24 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness….” Thomas Jefferson 3 rd pres. of US Principle author of Declaration of Independence 24

25 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness….” “…can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God.” (“Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782) Thomas Jefferson 3 rd pres. of US Principle author of Declaration of Independence 25

26 “When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” 26

27 LAW OF THE LAND Is Declaration of Independence unconstitutional? School district sued for censoring founding documents, state constitutions In a season typified by lawsuits against manger scenes, crosses and even the words "Merry Christmas," a California case is taking the "separation of church and state" one step further – dealing with whether it's unconstitutional to read the Declaration of Independence in public school. WND DirectoryLetters to the EditorSportsNetDaily Weather Weather WND ResourcesWND SCOOPSADVERTISE with WNDPut WND headlines on your siteMake WND your Home PageSign up for WND AlertsVOLUNTARY PAYMENTDownload to your PDAUS NewspapersForeign NewspapersMajor News WiresOther News ServicesWriter ArchivesContact Government OfficialsSearch Engines Entertainment Posted: November 23, :38 p.m. Eastern Attorneys for the Alliance Defense Fund filed suit Monday against the Cupertino Union School District for prohibiting a teacher from providing supplemental handouts to students about American history because the historical documents contain some references to God and religion.School District 27

28 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Start with the schools Revise American history “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Abraham Lincoln 28

29 How To Destroy America Destroy Her Faith in God (Christianity). Destroy Biblical marriage/divorce. Destroy the Biblical role of gov’t. Christians remain silent/retreat Ps 11:3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do ?" 29


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