The Church can not be separated from the State

You can not separate the church from the state. The two are inexorably interwoven.

Lots of atheists and anti-Christian folks quickly point to theseparation Establishment Clause in our U.S. Constitution as the authority for doing all sorts of litigious anti-church, anti-Christian stuff. The Establishment Clause is the ACLU’s mantra.

Our beautiful, powerful, time-honored U.S. Constitution falls drastically short of authority. Man wrote it.  Man implemented it. Man resorts to it. Man depends on it to settle disputes.  Therein lies the problem–man.

But man is man and God is God.  God established the church.

In addition to establishing the Church, the Son carries and controls the government on His shoulders. Not the Congress, not the Supreme Court (which is ironically not Supreme), not the White House, not the Soviet Federation, not the U.N.

For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “The Church can not be separated from the State

  1. Pingback: How do we know the one true Church? | For His Glory

  2. Man established the city-state, and then countries. While I love the idea of Jesus holding all of us in His hands and guiding us in the ways we should go, Man is still in charge of the state. He (man) doesn’t follow Jesus exclusively. Heck hun, even Jesus said when in Rome ya know.
    If the Church is allowed to be in charge of the state, which church are we going to choose? I can’t count the protestant denominations with both hands and feet involved, who do we choose?
    I would sincerely hope that our leaders would hold their faith close to their hearts when governing, but I am seriously afraid a snake-handling, Bible-thumping bigot would end up in charge. That isn’t the kind of Christianity I would want governing me.
    And if the Church is the head of the state as you seem to wish it to be, does that also mean we MUST believe whatever the church says? What about personal spirituality? What about agnosticism? What about Hindus? or Those who follow Islam? Isn’t having the church in charge of non-church stuff like the governance of the people just a Christianized Sharia Law?
    I have always had a problem with Col., and most especially the words you quoted. Jesus said something quite different when asked if a person had to follow Roman law. I trust Jesus far, far more than I do one of his followers trying to convince a city group of how to behave themselves.

    Like

  3. It is by no means a popular opinion to say america is not a christian nation. but legally speaking…. Christ is our only ruler and his is our only kingdom – we are only enabled by the constitution to be the salt of the earth until his return 🙂

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s