by Caleb Israel
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ the King. I have been given some material by a man who wants to convince me that the United States government is founded upon the Christian Religion.
One of the papers he gave me is titled: "America founded by Christians?? You bet it was!!"
Let me clarify this title. America is not the United States. America is a creation of YHWH, God. The United States as we know it today is a creation of a few clever men who wrote the Constitution of the United States. There is a difference between America, God's creation; and the United States, man's creation. You cannot link America with the United States. America belongs to God; the United States belongs to a few clever men.
The paper goes on to say: "The first prayer was offered by the Rev. Jacob Duche before the First Continental Congress, on September 7, 1774 in the presence of the most illustrious of the Founding Fathers. Found in a book by Ken Warner, [this is] a classic example of the trust in Divine Providence which characterized early American history."
Notice that this prayer is given in 1774, seven years before there even was a United States. The United States did not come into existence until 1781, when the Articles of Confederation were ratified.
Remember, too, the first government of the United States was by the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. The Constitution of 1787 formed the government of the United States as we know it today.
Article 6, paragraph 2, of that Constitution abolished the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation and the laws of the 13 states and their Constitutions, where they were incompatible with the laws and treaties of the United States and the Constitution. Article 6, paragraph 2 of the Constitution of the United States says:
"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the land; . . . any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."
Let's look at one of these treaties which was made by the authority of the United States. By the way, "all Treaties made" are the supreme law of the land for all those who believe they are one of "we the people of the United States."
The Treaty of Tripoli, November 4, 1796. 8 Stat. 154; Treaty Series 358. This is a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey [Governor] and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary. Article 11 states:
As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, - as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, - and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
Right out of the horse's mouth, they confess they are not founded on the Christian religion. I am not convinced that the United States government is a Christian government or ever has been. There is a small portion of Americans who are Christian people, but the majority are not.
The reason I say this is because, if the American people were truly Christian, they would not have a legislature of men making laws for the people. They would be free from manmade government and Jesus Christ would govern their activities by the New Covenant laws of God from within each individual, i.e., the laws of nature and nature's God.
There is no doubt in my mind that there were some good Christian men and women who were separating from the governments of the world as God commands us to do. They were freed from the tyranny of the British Crown, but their freedom did not last long. They went right back to having other gods, called States, before Almighty God.
They placed a few men in high esteem and allowed them to make their laws. Then these men of high esteem became the gods of the people. Once again they were worshiping idols: and the government of the United States as we know it today has evolved out of that wickedness.
Because there were some Christian people in America who spoke some wonderful words for the people of America to hear, does not make the United States a Christian government.
There is only one Christian government in the earth today. That is the Kingdom of Heaven, which was established by its Founding Fathers 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ is its King and His twelve Apostles carried it throughout the world.
Until next time, God bless you all with His love, grace and peace through Jesus Christ our King. Amen.
When we researched the "Treaty of Tripoli", we found that Article 11 (quoted above) mysteriously disappeared out of many documents. It remains a mystery to this very day.
Where did this document come from? It came from an ambassador sent by the United States of America to make peace with the pirates on the high seas. We found it very strange that the U.S. was making a treaty with pirates, for what communion has light with darkness? The United States was worried about the Muslim religion. The United States took the position that they were a "free" religious State. In other words, people could be Muslims, Christians, worshipers of Jupiter, or worshipers of any false god.
What difference does it make whether or not the United States is a Christian nation? If the U.S. is a Christian nation, we owe it our allegiance and support. But if it is not, then we must separate from it. P.R.