Supreme Court needs prayers of Christians

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2000

L’Observateur / October 7, 2000

DEAR EDITOR: The Supreme Court of the United States of America, in all of its worldly wisdom, passed a law forbidding public prayer, which includes high school football games. As a Christian, I am outraged, because this law denies ourchildren the right to speak and to pray at these public events to the Supreme God of the universe. But this same merciful God allowed these ninejustices breath, life and the ability to speak the words that passed this law which ultimately denies Him.

When has it come to pass, that our country founded of godly principles, inspired by the Holy Spirit, states now that there is a “Separation of Church and State?” And where is “Separation of Church and State” in our constitution? Our Founding Fathers obviously felt differently because they instituted the First Amendment and the Constitution which include Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion.

Our currency system boldly reads “In God We Trust.” And we, as a country,”pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, under God…” Are these the next togo? What is it about prayer and the name of Jesus that is so powerful that the Adversary would silence these acts in the public arena? Heaven forbid what might happen if prayer and the Lord’s Name are allowed at public events! Could it be that we may become more like the One who loved us so much that He was born, suffered and died for our sins so that we may live eternally with Him. (John 3:16) The church needs to rise up with holy indignation, justas Jesus did when He cleansed the temple, His house, of robbers and thieves! (Matt 21:12) But Jesus said it best when dying on the cross, when He lifted His eyes to heaven and said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:34)

Darla Rebowe


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