A Spurned God

Kathy Overshiner


The American Heritage Dictionary’s (college edition) definition for atheist is: One who denies the existence of God.  The definition for an agnostic is: Someone who believes there can be no proof of the existence of God but does not deny the possibility that God exists.  The definition for religion: Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power recognized as the creator and governor of the universe.  The definition of faith is:  A confident belief in truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea or thing. belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Belief and trust in God.  Christianity’s definition is: A religion founded on the teaching of Jesus.  The definition for philosophy is: The investigation of causes and laws underlying reality.  Inquiry into the nature of things based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods. 

Jesus teachings were based on faith: believing on things that are not seen.

 John 20:29 Then Jesus told him, Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed. Ephesians 2: 8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved. Through faith-(emphasis mine) and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.

  

The First Amendment of our Constitution of the United State of America: 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 redress of grievances.

The constitution states establishment of religion.  It does not state establishment from religion. Nothing is being said about separation of church and state.   It does state that congress shall not establish ( definition : to be caused to be recognized or accepted) an establishment of religion or prohibit the free exercise. 

The definition of establishment means:  A powerful group that controls a given field of activity.  An exclusive group of powerful people who rule a government or society.  The atheist group would be classed under establishment.  Our founding fathers knew what they had fled from in the past, a government establishment which they did not want. They wanted We The People To have the free exercise of their religion, whether faith based or whatever their belief was. With the government (courts) deciding with the atheist groups, they are respecting an establishment and preventing (prohibiting free exercise) of faith based religions.  They are accepting and recognizing the atheist beliefs and prohibiting the free exercise of the Christian’s belief. It is a violation of our constitutional rights- freedom of religion. The courts should allow all religions the free exercise of putting up our nativity scenes and other customary beliefs to all religions and including the establishments such as the atheists groups. Anyone who knows the “true” history (note I said true) knows that many of our founding fathers did believe in a creator of the universe and practiced their faith and created the Constitution on Judean Christian values including the Declaration of Independence. We have had a spiraling down trend beginning June of 1963 and the instigator in it all was Madelyn Murray O’Hare who ousted that prayer not be sanctioned in schools. I remember the year it happened, I was ten.  What have followed are the ousting of nativity scenes, Ten Commandments, Merry Christmas, Crosses, I could go on and on. What we really are doing is ousting God.  The courts have agreed to oust God and agreed with the atheists. The courts are saying God no longer is in the constitution. Because O’Hare was an atheist, and the birther of a Godless constitution, the atheists own the Godless constitution.

1 Corinthians 1: 18-21 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.  Where is the wise man?  Where is the scholar?  Where is the philosopher of this age?  Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the World?  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know Him.  God was pleased with the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.

The wisdom of this world is the wisdom that rejects God.  Emphasizes human self-sufficiency and makes man the highest authority and refuses to accept God’s gift and salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. The wisdom God calls foolishness, for through it humans have failed to find the truth or come to know their creator.  The believer’s world view when derived from the Word of God and the revelation of the cross will be fundamentally incompatible with the secular worldview of human wisdom.  The foolishness of what was preached is not the method of preaching that is considered foolish, but the message of the Lordship of the crucified and resurrected Christ. 

 Many say when a disaster strikes where is God? How could He do this? I tell you where and what do you think God did? God is a loving, patient and just God. He will not force himself on us.  When we kicked him out of our schools, out of our courts, our constitution, our congress, and government offices, God graciously turned his back and walked away.  We KICKED HIM OUT!  I have tears at this writing. What else do you think he is to do when we don’t want Him?  It is time that we as a nation repent and turn to God.  God has chosen to bless his people with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit only on conditions of repentance, i.e. turning from sin and our surrounding corrupt generation, and conversion , turning to God, listening to everything Christ tells us, and moving towards sincere obedience to Christ.  Acts 3:17, Luke 12: 42-48 Hebrews 4:1-3, Mark 4: 11-12 John 8: 45-47, 12: 37-40. Matthew 10: 11-16

We have spurned God! But We the People could come back to God, and heal our fallen unhealthy country Amen