While rallying in Kentucky with Kim Davis and supporters of religious liberty last week, the Benham brothers made it clear they believe that there is an agenda to remove Christian influence from today’s society.
According to their article on WND.com, the brothers also believe that removal of Christian ideals and beliefs is portrayed as being more prevalent than it is. “This agenda is like the shadow of a rat when a flashlight projects its image on the wall like a dinosaur – yet it’s really nothing but a little rat. The shadow is bigger than the real thing. Or as they say back in Texas, ‘Its bark is bigger than its bite.’”
As shadows on the wall are only present and scary when the lights are off or dimmed, this growing trend in America can be turned around if we turn the lights back on. We as believers have the power to illuminate and expose the lies.
The Benham brothers say that one of the biggest lies in this country is that there is a constitutional precedent for the separation of church and state. According to them the only place where that wording comes into play is in an 1802 letter from Thomas Jefferson to a group of Baptists assuring them that the state would not meddle in church affairs.
The brothers point out that there was no intent to keep Christian influence out of government. According to Congress in 1854, “The great, vital, and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and the divine truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Even Martin Luther King Jr observed what the church means to the nation. “The church must be reminded that it is not the master nor the servant of the state, rather it is the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool.”
The Benham brothers make a powerful argument for the church’s place in this nation by shining light on the dark lies that are blanketing the country.
Do you agree with them?