The Loss of Christianity as the Foundation of Government in the Last Days

The following is taken from the book America in the Last Days by Morris Harmor.



The first ten amendments to the Constitution, called the Bill of Rights, were required by many of the state legislatures as a prerequisite to ratification of the Constitution. It is important to realize that the Bill of Rights was originally intended to be a restriction on the national government only and did not apply to the state governments, although most states had similar guarantees in their individual constitutions. The Founders considered the usurpation and intervention by the national government, in the affairs of the states and the people, to be the most serious threat to the happiness and welfare of the American society. Therefore, the Bill of Rights starts with a bold prohibition against national intervention in specific areas, by stating, “Congress shall make no law . . .


It is also worth considering that the Founders did not want to have the national government serve as the watchdog over the states’ responsibility to protect the rights of the people. Madison’s proposed provision in the Bill of Rights that said, “No state shall violate the equal rights of conscience, or the freedom of the press, or the trial by jury in criminal cases,” was quickly dismissed by the first Congress.


A result of the application of the Bill of Rights to the state governments has been the total removal of anything religious in our educational and political systems by the Supreme Court, which started  just after World War II. This was a total reversal from the position held by the Founding Fathers considering that seven of the thirteen original colonies had a state church founded on the Christian religion: (1) Connecticut, Congregational; (2) New Hampshire, Protestant; (3) Delaware, Christian; (4) New Jersey, Protestant; (5) Maryland, Christian; (6) South Carolina, Protestant; (7) Massachusetts,Congregational Church.


Our Founding Fathers recognized that a free society could only exist if it was made up of self-regulating citizens, and that the Christian religion was the greatest source for creating such individuals. Citizens without internal constraints on their behavior toward others require a multiplicity of laws and a police state, which was the antithesis of what they wanted to create.



"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that thou wilt keep the United States in thy holy protection; that thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens."



"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."



"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ."


Christianity is unique amongst the major religions of the world: let’s consider Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The first two are religions founded on “Thou Shalt Nots” (see Exodus 20:1–17), and Islam goes one step further, enforcing these “Thou Shalt Nots” vigorously through the law without any separation between religion and the government. Christianity, on the other hand, has always recognized the appropriate separation of church and state. The Savior Himself has said, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21).


Regardless of how we feel about it today, the historical fact is that there was no separation of church and state, other than a lack of government funding of one denomination for 160 years of American history. They were one and the same. The first amendment did not separate religion from government; it simply ensured that no one denomination was favored over all others, as in England.


 Now we have an entire population that has no clue of its true American heritage. They have not forgotten; they have never known or heard the truth of our founding as a Christian Nation.


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The following is taken from the book America in the Last Days by Morris Harmor.


** The following was taken from America in the Last Days. The opinions and views expressed herein belong solely to Morris Harmor and do not necessarily represent the opinions or views of Cedar Fort, Inc.