This Independence Day weekend I heard a couple of sermons talking about celebrating our freedoms, especially our freedom of religion. As I listened I thought about the future and wondered whether we would have religious freedom next year or ten years from now.
This election is vital to the future of Christianity in this country. The biggest issue before us is whether or not we will have religious freedom. These past 8 years persecution of Christians has begun. Are we going to elect someone who will continue to move in that direction or move back to a government that protects the freedom of religion established by the First Amendment?
We need to take a good look at Hillary and her statements. Speaking about abortion, Hilary said “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Yes, she said religious beliefs have to be changed. She has decided that she will define what it means to be a Christian, what we can believe and what beliefs have to be changed.
Should we give Hillary the power to decide what it means to be a Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Anglican, Presbyterian, Catholic, Pentecostal, Evangelical, or Orthodox? Are we going to allow her to create a Church of America, the same way Henry VIII created the Church of England?
Is that why the Pilgrims left England, the Quakers founded Pennsylvania and Catholics started Maryland? Is this the reason our founding fathers wrote the First Amendment guaranteeing freedom of religion and separation of Church and State? Is this why so many Christians gave their lives fighting Hitler during World War II? Is this why we fought in Korea and Vietnam? Is this the freedom we stood for during the Cold War?
Should we allow Hillary to dictate what we should believe? Should we give her the power to impose her will on the American people? Should we give up so easily the rights so many Americans have given their lives to defend? Should we dishonor their sacrifices? Were their deaths and service in vain?
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