Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. – The First Commandment, Exodus 20:3
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof… – The Bill of Rights, Amendment I
…no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. – Constitution of the United States, Article VI, Paragraph III
Once we understand that the establishment of religion is the establishment of government, and vice versa, we begin to see the true spirits behind the First Commandment and the First Amendment.
As we established earlier, any law intended to overthrow a previous law (and thus its lawmaker) must be completely antithetical to that previous law. So it was that, while God’s first and primary commandment decreed that His people not accept any other god (ruler, lawmaker) than His Divine Self, the creators of the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights decreed that the people could follow whatever religious system or gods they desired, going so far as to even prohibit religious tests for those who would take office. Prior to the implementation of the American Revolution, no Catholic, Jew, atheist, agnostic, Deist, or any person other than a Christian was allowed to hold public office of any kind. Under the new United States, anyone of any belief (or unbelief) system could rule over the people and implement ordinances and laws. Since the inception of the United States Republic, no true Christian has occupied the White House (regardless of “conservative” protestations to the contrary). As a matter of fact, it was John Adams who stated in his Treaty of Tripoli (Article 11) that “the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion”. “Conservatives” have twisted themselves into all sorts of laughable contortions trying to explain this away, but Adams’ statement remains exactly what it is: A declaration not only to the Muslims but also to the world at large that the government as formulated under the United States Constitution had no basis on or interest in the Divine Law of God. It was a government of “We the People”, and not of Yahweh Elohiym, and so it remains today.
While God’s First Commandment ensured that He and His Law would unify and strengthen a nation that obeyed it, the First Amendment opened the floodgates for conflicting mores to create chaos from the highest levels of government to the lowest. Due to the First Amendment, access to legislative, judicial, and administrative power in America has been opened to the most adamant atheist, the most zealous Judaist, and the most radical Muslim, and the most nominal Christian. Now, the call of God to His righteousness is being drowned out by the roars and screeches of myriad false gods and their attending moral standards. Christians are being pushed out of all positions of eminence, while their enemies take their places and issue decrees contrary to the One True God.
The fact is simple: Any nation occupied by a multiplicity of religions is doomed to chaos. Unity is impossible between followers of different gods. Paul is saying precisely this when he wrote in II Corinthians 6:14: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” There is no righteousness other than the righteousness of God as found within His commandments, statutes, and judgments. All other systems are darkness and unrighteousness. When we try to allow in any and all religions and gods, the result will be nothing other than division and chaos. The nation will destroy itself from within. A nation which requires no religious test for positions of authority and allows the free practice of any and all religions ties the noose around its own neck.
While all human nations come and go, it is interesting to note that the ones that lasted the longest were the ones that had a national religion. Even if that religion was false, the nation lasted as long as millennia. Take, for example, ancient Japan, and many Middle Eastern countries. Though they worshiped the false gods of Buddhism, Shinto, or Islam, the fact that all the people were of one mind and recognized a common system of law and morals bound them together and provided a foundation upon which they were able to build and stand for amazing periods of time. Once a new religion took hold, those systems began to falter. The arrival of Christianity began to uproot Shintoism in Japan, growing outwards from the two great Christian hubs based in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; after the US wiped out those two cities with the atomic bomb, Western humanism took hold and has been wreaking havoc in Japan ever since. In China, Communism took over easily due to the people being divided between Taoism, Confucianism, and the worship of emperors and ancestors – however, to this day the greatest religious battle in China is being waged between the State and the seemingly unstoppable underground Christian movement. Communism recognizes the threat posed by Christianity and is diligently trying to wipe it out, though currently Chinese Communists seem to find themselves caught in a perpetual game of Christian Whack-A-Mole.
Ancient Rome accepted any religion, as long as the adherents of that religion paid their yearly respects to the deified Caesar. As long as the disparate religions recognized the supreme authority of Caesar, Rome left them alone. The only two religions which they would not tolerate were Celtic Druidism (a corrupted descendent of ancient Hebraism) and Christianity, both of which worshiped one God with three aspects, through whom salvation was to be found. Rome tried its utmost to wipe out both religions, knowing that religions recognizing a God higher than Caesar undermined the strength of the Roman Empire. They falsely accused the Celts of human sacrifice and launched military campaigns against them, while they tortured and executed Christians throughout their empire. Rome failed in both endeavors. Christianity took firm root in Celtic Britain, where the Druidic Celts eagerly embraced the Gospel, and Rome succumbed to the tidal wave of Christian conversions sweeping its realm.
Religion is the bedrock of any nation. Religion is the recognition of and obedience to the issuer of a nation’s laws, ie, its god. The establishment of a national religion is of vital importance to any nation which hopes to last, and the introduction of a new religion is to undermine the nation’s stability. Jesus Christ and His apostles were shaking the foundations of Talmudic and Roman rule, ushering in a Kingdom that would destroy all others as per Daniel 2. Anyone bringing Christianity into a heathen nation is conducting an assault on the rule of Man and his false gods, tearing down their stronghold and introducing another King and His eternal Kingdom. Religion and government are inseparable from one another, contrary to whatever the “separation of church and state” advocates might delude themselves into believing. Superior to all other religions and government are, of course, the religion and government of Christendom, as established by Jesus Christ upon Biblical Law.
The First Amendment, forbidding establishment of religion and permitting free practice, tries to found a nation upon foundations of shifting sand. Any nation that tries to rely on such shaky footing will certainly fall, and great will be the fall of it (Matthew 7:24-27).
Hispanic immigrants, Muslim invaders, Talmudist moguls, atheist activists, sodomite deviants, interracial conflict, humanist propaganda, debauched currency, and more problems faced by America today will never be resolved by the Constitution. The Constitution is what opened the door to these plagues. The door will only be shut if we reject the First Amendment and restore the First Commandment to its proper place, recognizing God and God alone as our King and Lawgiver, and having no other god (king, lawgiver, or government) before Him.