The US Constitution’s 1st Amendment reads:
“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.”
A group from Madison has concluded the following:
“prayer at government meetings is unnecessary, inappropriate and divisive,” the Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has written to Board Chairman Guy Zima, urging him to discontinue the prayer before board meetings.
“We still think prayer offends some people. … The best course of action is to drop (prayer) altogether,” said Rebecca Markert, senior staff attorney for the foundation. “Government is accountable to all citizens, not just the ones who are religious.”
Countless will claim the 1st Amendment to exercise many freedoms:
• Paparazzi claim freedom allows them to invade the privacy of celebrities, making their lives miserable. It seems the celebrity has not right or freedom of privacy.
• Artists will claim freedom that allows them to publically display distasteful nudity, images of bondage, and works that are sacrilegious all in the name of “art”.
• Writers will claim freedom as they express themselves without discretion all in the name of freedom of expression, regardless of who it offends.
• Singers & songwriters claim freedom in what they sing about regardless of how distasteful, raunchy, defiant, disrespectful, and demoralizing their message is.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has said that prayer is unnecessary…little do they know how much they have that one wrong. Many people will reject prayer for much or most of their lives. When death is being faced head on, many of those same people will turn to prayer because deep in their soul, they know it is all they have as a connection between them and God.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has said it is inappropriate for board members to prayer before a governmental meeting. I can think of many things government officials are involved in that are far more inappropriate. People like those from Freedom of Religion Foundation think they can stop Jesus…they have no idea who they are dealing with.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation has said that prayer is divisive. Well…in an indirect way they got this one right. Jesus is Lord!!! Now or later…every knee shall bow, every tongue will confess…Jesus is Lord!!!
Claiming faith in Jesus will divide…Jesus told us that. Hats off to Mary Scray!
Brown County supervisors pray before their monthly meetings, led by Vice Chairwoman Mary Scray of Howard. Some board members participate in the prayer, which typically asks God for guidance and ends with “in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.”
Jesus is a choice. Choosing Jesus will divide people…guaranteed.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Serving the Lord and choosing Jesus does not come without its challenges. Look at where what has been deemed the freest country, the USA, is heading. It is very likely that choosing to serve, worship, and share the Gospel of Jesus is going to become harder and harder to do right here in what some have historically called God’s Country.
The USA is becoming more and more blinded. The self-centered, self-righteous, and selfish exercising of “freedom” is becoming our bondage.
Get ready people…don’t be caught asleep. God continues to be patient with mankind, putting off the 2nd coming of Christ because he loves us and wants to have harmony with us for eternity. The day of the Lord is coming…the signs continue to pile up.
Don’t let the Enemy use message of the Lords coming and the fact that it has not happened yet trance you to sleep.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation can try and stop God…they will not.
Now or later all will acknowledge Jesus is Lord. Later, well…that’s too late.