In the past, the roll of the church was to be to keep the people in line, confronting the evilness within the social fabric and country. Today the separation of church and state keeps the church side lined, keeping the church from helping the sheep or having little correction of the issues effecting the day. As a matter of truth—-the church should be confronted for the failing to be a guiding light to and for the sheep.
I want to quote a paragraph from Alexis de Tocqueville great works “Democracy in America” Vintage Books July 1990 Edition Vol. 1 pg.71
“It was never assumed in the United States that the citizens of a free country has a right to do whatever he pleases; on the contrary, more social obligations were there imposed upon him than anywhere else. No idea was ever entertained of attacking the principle or contesting the rights of society; but the exercise of its authority was divided, in order that the office might be powerful and the officer insignificant, and that the community should be at once regulated and free. In no country in the world does the law hold so absolute a language as in America: and in no country is the right of applying it vested in so many hands. The administrative power in the United States present nothing either centralized or hierarchical in its constitution; this accounts for its passing unperceived. The power exists, but its representative is nowhere to be seen.”
“Nothing is more striking to a European traveler in the United States than the absence of what we term the government, or the administration.”
Today: The representative is everywhere seen as part of a ruling class & problem…part of the thing called big government. Note what Tocqueville writes regarding “Social Obligations”. Today rights are owed to everyone—-citizen or not—-with the citizen having absolutely no responsibility to anything or any person—-not even himself—all is protected or taken care of—-by the government—–with complete control of the person—through some government agency.
Note well there was never an idea entertained of attacking the principles or contesting the rights of society but the exercise of authority was divided and authority was divided so the office might have power and the officer insignificant. Today—-these principles are being pushed further and further out of the way, being buried so as not to be found, nor are these principles used as any type of guide—–to guide a way out of the swamp of evil and sin— God has been rejected by the government and a large percentage of the populous. Back in the early years of the country the power of the office and law existed but its representative was nowhere to be seen.
What a turn of events—-today almost everyone in politics is jockeying for his or her position, having and/or wanting their base of power and greed—–taking care of ono number1#—themselves. The Republican Party, the Church and the social fabric have lost their way—-twisting what Tocqueville thought was an important element in the guiding of the citizens of early America.
I submit to you in the early years of America with its self-guidance—–the sin nature and the protecting of the peoples righteousness were kept in focus by the church with its Biblical teaching. This simple element of a church guiding the people was instrumental in keeping the culture in obedience to Gods law with His principles that would do everything in keeping the country and its people going in a righteous direction and on the correct path.
Today none of that is true. We are heading in a direction and on paths of destruction with few understanding what Tocqueville was writing about—so I ask—–Will things change and what has happen?
We Shall See—Don’t you think?