Secular government and the Church of God.
The modern-day COG has always upheld the separation of church and state. That is, the
separation between COG and "state," better known as the government and its many aspects.
Today in America, we have those crying out the same mantra, declaring it a law and what was
intended by our constitution, and thus, they have taken prayer out of the schools, the Ten
Commandments out of a government building, and done other "separations" between the
rule of law and the rule of God.
However, even a cursory reading of the Founding Fathers (FF) writings or the State and Federal Constitutions will reveal that this is a
completely erroneous concept that is being promoted by those who have an agenda for our
country and its future. The FF fully expected government to be God-based, and even up to the
mid 20th century, the Supreme Court of the U.S. utilized biblical law and precepts as their guide
in making decisions. This can be proven through the various rulings and decisions handed down
in the past. It was common thought and belief by the FF that God was behind the "making of
America" and that their responsibility was to uphold His laws and make them a natural part of
"secular" law. In truth, there was no "separation" made between God and state. Remember, God WAS State at one time.
It must be remembered that the U.S. Constitution was drafted by men who believed strongly in
the God of the bible. They believed that freedom and liberty were gifts from God to all people.
They also had a profound insight into human nature and governmental power. Because of these
two factors, they eventually completed the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, something that has
been declared as some of the best written documents ever produced.
Beginning in the mid 20th century, we have a change taking place outwardly in government and
the federal courts that began to reflect the trend to remove God from public life. In actuality, the
leaders in America began making changes behind the scenes in the early 1900's. These changes
were in direct conflict with not only the U.S. Constitution, but Federal law as well, not to
mention God's law. Today, those changes are essentially destroying the moral, social and
economic infrastructure of our country.
So what does this have to do with the COG? Everything! As mentioned earlier, the COG has
always taught that we are to maintain a separation between the COG and "secular government."
No voting, no running for public office, no signing petitions... in essence, not getting involved with the
government of men, period. It has been taught that it is somehow sin to be associated with or
involved with governments of men. This brings up a number of vital questions based on history,
and on our place in the world.
Few COG members would argue the fact that God was involved with the founding of this
country. It is part and parcel of the promises to Abraham. The very documents that establish law
in this country were based on God and His laws. They were written to protect people and to
prevent abuse of power by flawed human beings. The nation, generally speaking, was a moral
nation. God was in schools, and even the very textbooks used to teach people to read were
biblically based. People who believed in God were involved with most every aspect of
government and law.
What the COG overlooks is that God supported the establishment of a nation where He allows
"the people" to have a legal say in how things are done by government. If we don't like what is
done, we can bring about changes. That is not "rebellion" against government or our rulers, it is
God ordained and legal. A government "of the people, by the people and for the people," and
one that was intended to be biblically-based leadership. The very laws and constitution of our
nation allow us to change the government leaders if we decide they are causing harm or have
become immoral. The FF never intended politicians to be such for life.
If God is the very foundation of this country and its constitution, why does the COG support the
separation of church and state? We have all read with disgust about the Ten Commandments
being removed from the Alabama Court Building. We shake our heads at that and disagree with
the agenda being blatantly promoted by our courts, illegally I might add. The Federal
government has no legal authority to tell a state government anything regarding religion except
that no government can promote a single state religion. A "Christian" religion was the only
religion intended by the FF, but that no single Christian denomination could be promoted by the
We see and hear of traditional Christian groups resisting these and other activities by our
government: Abortion, removing prayer from schools, the homosexual agenda, etc. These are
people who have little of the truth of God, but what they have they are doing something with.
They are grouping together and fighting this trend in every legal way possible. What does the
COG do? We, God's own children, work to maintain a separation between ourselves and the
very governmental foundation that God allowed to be established and that we can legally interact
with. Isn't that a shame to the COG and to God Himself? What does this show the world about
us and the God we believe in, and His truth? What will those uncalled now do when they are
called and wonder where the true Church of God was on any of these issues? What could tens
of thousands of extra letters and voices do for changing these evil, sinful and destructive
policies? What kind of a light is that? Is that loving our neighbors? Is the oppression our silence
allows beneficial to God's work and showing the world who He really is?
For almost 70 years now, we have separated ourselves from legally influencing those in
leadership positions. We have sat back and watched the moral decay in the country, and done
little or nothing to shine our light against the works of darkness. We have adopted the
position of not getting involved because we have somehow decided that God doesn't want us
involved with the very country and government He allowed to be set up as a haven for
Christianity and the very growth of His true Church, and witness to the world. Do we really get
that? Do we realize we are taking no responsibility where God has given us avenue to exercise
responsibility, legally and biblically?
Luke 5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician ; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Why do some in the COG "murmur" agsints those within the collective COG when they get involved with the legal, right and lawful involvement in their own nation's affairs as a light, example and influence? Do we hide behind the scriptures (See Rom 13 Discussion) that speak of "submitting" to the authority or government we have while ignoring the fact that this very government's laws and constitution give us the authority
and right... responsibility... to act against unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional activity performed BY this government?
Are we going to change prophecy if we take action? What happened when Jonah was asked to warn Nineveh of its destruction that was prophecied? He fled. What did God do? Brought him back to his senses to do what He wanted Jonah to do. He warned them, and what happened? Prophecy changed, and Nineveh had more time!!! Isn't the collective COG doing what Jonah did... avoiding taking a stand and warning our nation outwardly and through our interaction with this world's governments? Could the same thing happen if God's people took stood for the laws of this land? Could we "buy" our countrymen more time because we wake them up and help them to see the truth and how to remedy some things, ,and through this, perhaps some will be called by God? Do we do more good by hiding ourselves from the very elements that need God's light and reproof?
Will we stop the end time? No! Are we going to prevent the ultimet fall and
correction of this country? No! Do we expect to be able to change this world and do something
even God is not trying to do? No! However, is doing right and reproving wrong going to hinder
God's work in this world? NO! Could we prevent collateral damage to other human beings
through our example and light? Yes! Could we help in maintaining freedom to practice our
religion for a while longer and thereby allow others access to God's people and truth? Yes! Could
we impact our Israelite brothers, and others, now and in the future as they remember back to our
Ever since 9-11, there has been a lot of patriotism shown by many COG members. We all love
this country and are jealous over it. We rally behind our government when they seek those (they
claim) are responsible for what took place. We have anger toward such a mentality that would
do such a thing. Most believe the government has the right and should protect the country in
whatever means necessary, yet how many could entertain the possibility that the US government
knew before hand that the 911 event was going to take place and participated in supporting the
event at multiple levels? Paranoid delusions?
Many articles in the Journal and elsewhere show a love for this country and a belief in our
government and its leaders. Many have written about it, and convey the belief that America is
somehow a righteous light that is shining to the whole world and most of what our government
does is essentially good and altruistic. It seems we, as Americans and as COG members, are
losing sight of exactly what is taking place in the world around us. We have the bible and
prophecy to show us an outline of results to occur in this world, yet we somehow believe that
these events are going to be done TO us from those "out there." You know, Europe, the Beast,
the false prophet, outside invasion. We view our government as the country's protector and
defender, but is this realistic? How deceived might they be and what might be going on behind
the scenes presented by traditional news sources?
Is it unrealistic to assume that, just as those outside our country are being manipulated by Satan,
those within our own borders are as well? What about our own government? Who doesn't see
the growing problems with secular government and the results of decisions made by it, but what
if the things taking place within our own country were far worse than most might believe or see?
God tells us that His people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. This can certainly be said
regarding non-biblical knowledge as well. A love for the truth should go beyond biblical truth.
Lack of secular knowledge can destroy a people just as easily as lack of knowledge of God. The
world today, especially Americans, reflects an attitude we have all heard much about in the COG.
Americans, to a great extent, are truly of a Laodicean spirit... one that refuses to see that they and
this country are in serious jeopardy. They carry on believing things are good... they have their
jobs, money, their community lives, and yet close their eyes to what is taking place around them
in America. The COG is guilty of the same thing to a large extent. It is easier and much more
comfortable to not be aware of the evils around us.
This article began with setting the stage for our responsibility to what God has given us. The
COG is not exempt from this responsibility, especially since it was God who "set up" the
government and it's functioning in the beginning. Today, we have a government that has
completely disregarded the constitution and laws of the land in profoundly major ways, and yet
most Americans, including the collective COG, are oblivious to this. Those that hear about this
want to ignore it or choose to disbelieve it without proving all things. The Laodicean attitude
holds to this behavior quite closely.
Every American is being directly affected by this disregard and yet could bring about a change to
prevent it. Every American, including the COG, will suffer because of the results of this
disregard. Are you at least curious about what these "major ways" in which we are being
destroyed from within are? Are you ready for this? Can you handle it in a non-Laodicean way?
Does proving all things have any merit, even with secular things you don't want to believe or
consider conspiracy stuff? We'll find out now:
- Did you know that every war since WW II has been fought illegally and unconstitutionally?
- Did you know that the majority of government spending today is illegal and unconstitutional, is
supporting our enemies and leading us into economic slavery in the future and will result in the
US economy and dollar to fail? It is impossible for it NOT to happen if we continue as we are.
- Did you know that the green back... American money... is illegal and unconstitutionally
produced? It has been stripped of any real value except that which "confidence" brings it, and
allows us to be in a ripe position for external control over our lives because the real value of what
we think we have in banks, stocks, certificates... PAPER... is worthless. Paper wealth is easily
manipulated and prevents us from exercising any leverage in our lives with something with
actual value such as gold, silver, necessities, etc., in times of economic downturns.
- Did you know that the Federal Reserve is
neither Federal in any way (just as "federal" as Federal Express) nor a reserve for anything but
greed and deceit, and is both illegal and unconstitutional? Owned by private business, big banks
and wealthy families around the world, every penny of your tax dollars go toward paying the
interest on the national debt that makes these people more wealthy. Not ONE penny pays for
what most people believe it pays for. The government's own documents verify this fact, but you
don't hear THAT on the evening news, do you?
- Did you know that the income tax system is actually voluntary, and both illegal and
unconstitutional as established? Provable from the government's own IRS code book and
multiple supreme court and lower court cases. Did you know that every member of Congress,
every member of the Senate, the President and many other leaders have been legally challenged
on this issue with a 500+ page document, and know the facts and are ignoring it? Fear,
intimidation and extortion support the deception that you are required to pay taxes. How do I
know? I spent the last 12 months studying the constitution, U.S. law and IRS code book, among other
things on these issues. I compiled documentation four inches thick to support this truth and I
KNOW the law now. I also found countless sources of other
supporting websites to support this truth.
Now think about just those few items for a moment. Most will shake their heads in disbelief
about those statements. I admit that it sounds incredulous... crazy, impossible and of course,
conspiratorial. The first thing most want to do is dismiss them as lies and delusions. How could
such illegal and unconstitutional activities, especially of this magnitude, be actually taking place
in a "free" country? How can this possibly be true and "no one" knows about it? Well, plenty of
people are waking up to the "matrix" created just for them, and more are learning about it every
However, the Laodicean spirit is well entrenched in America and is making its way around
the world. The problem is that Americans, including the COG, have shrugged off their
responsibility to hold leaders in this country accountable to the constitution and laws of the land
just as God has allowed for in U.S. law. Can we now be blameless for this country's growing
problems? By ignoring the truth, we are clearly supporting the illegal and unconstitutional
activities. What does God have to say to us about breaking man's law?
If you accept these things written as being true without proving it, you still contribute to the
problem and won't understand what to properly do. Believing something in ignorance does
nothing to empower us any more than believing in God or His truth without having proven these
truths does anything to build spiritual character in us. Knowledge empowers you. In other
words, if I had to stand before a judge and explain why I did what I did with the tax return, I
could provide a gargantuan defense, one that couldn't be legally denied. It's the same with
God's truth, isn't it? When we stand before God and He asks us why we believed and followed
such and such, what will we be able to tell Him? "Because that's what the church and minister
told me was true?" Think that will hold water with God? Individually, we are responsible for
learning the truth and living it, whether secular or biblical.
So, where does that leave the COG? Are we not citizens of this country even though we have a
citizenship in heaven? Does this heavenly citizenship disqualify us from U.S. citizenship? If so,
then we should not be subject to U.S. laws and punishments, as a Christian belief. The bible says
otherwise. Aren't we acting like we have no citizenship and therefore no responsibility for the
actions of our nation's leaders? Don't we tend to hold the same attitude within the COG? What
does a love of the truth mean to us? Paul stated that the members had a responsibility to the
church to watch for wolves. What if a minister preaches unbiblical things? Do we also ignore it
and just "let God sort it out"or do we address it, ask questions, try the spirits?
Brethren, we have ignored the world long enough. We are fellow human beings in this country, a
country blessed mightily by God. God has legally allowed for us to interact with this government
in various ways to allow our lights to shine. Let's not hide behind facades with no biblical
support. Let us mesh with humanity and show them the awesome truths we have been given and
at the very least support their efforts to stem the tide of godless agendas in this country. Your life
and that of your family and children are being severely impacted by the deceits and fraud allowed
in our American government and promoted by special interest groups.
It has been said that Truth is stranger than fiction. There's another quote that states, "all it takes
for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Christ told us to "Know the truth and the
truth will set you free." He also said to "watch." That certainly means to watch and be ready to
take action. Proverbs states, "A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself. The foolish pass
on and are punished." Will we "hide ourselves" by taking wise action, or "pass on" to the
penalty that will surely come? God will bless our actions and protect us where we can't act.
For more information and sources you can access on these subjects, please visit www.the-matrix-
has-you.org Please "prove ALL things" for your and your family's sake. Don't cast off
responsibility God allows us to exercise as His people. What say ye?
For more information and sources you can access on these subjects, please visit
The Matrix Has You! Please "prove ALL things" for your and your family's sake. Don't cast off
responsibility God allows us to exercise as His people. What say ye?
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