“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side, my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”Attributed to Abraham Lincoln
In context, the “wall of separation” was to protect the church from a tyrannical government, not vice versa. There can be a separation of church and state – nobody really wants sacralism, but there can never be a separation of G0d and state, for He is the author of government, and it is His minister of justice.
When somebody wants to leave G0d on the sideline and out of the discussion, they’re being disingenuous (even if unwittingly.) They are wanting to substitute a god who is disinterested or irrelevant (a theological statement) for the One Who is the Creator, Sustainer, and King of all things (an equally theological statement.) They want man to be “the measure of all things” (per Protagoras), rather than the One “Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance.” (Isaiah 40:12)
It’s not a question of “a god or no god” but “which god.” There simply is no other option.
Teach the Children:
- “The fool says in his heart, there is no God.” Psalm 14:1
- “Whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” James 4:4
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” Matthew 6:24