We all want to know what motivated Stephen Paddock to brutally murder 59 people and gravely injure more than 527 at a Country Music Festival near the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegans, Nevada. How could any human being conceive of such brutality?
Growing up with a father who was a criminal, absent from the home was a difficulty. Feeling anger over the way that people treated him. Being rejected, mocked, or abused in his early years. All of these are common reasons that experts look for in diagnosing later behavior problems of individuals. Whatever it was that accumulated in the mind of Stephen Paddock that will be found later as causes of his horrific acts, these are not the true reasons that men become killers. There is a deeper, spiritual dimension to all human beings that is the ultimate cause of all emotional difficulties. Science often looks to physical defects as the reason that people become mass murderers. They fail to realize that human beings are far more than just physical. We have an inner spiritual person that cannot be seen that is also affected by the things that are done to us and the decisions we make throughout our life. Continue reading “The Las Vegas Massacre: What Causes Men To Commit Mass Murder?”→
When the people of America came to the shores of this great land, it was their intention to ensure that all future generations would not have to endure the religious discrimination and the suppression of religious liberty that they were forced to endure in England. Continue reading “Religious Freedom Is The First Freedom”→
The discussion over whether the United States of America was founded as a Christian Nation, by men who intended that the new government of America would allow the expression of religion in government and schools, is an important subject today. There are many people today who are under the impression that the first amendment, which is referred to as “the establishment” clause of the Constitution, was intended by the framers, as a “wall of separation” between church and state. When we examine the facts of early American history, we find that this was never the intention of this clause. It is only in recent years that the revisionist justices of the Supreme Court have sought to change the original intent of the first amendment.
In this article, the reader will see for themselves, that the intent of the framers of our Constitution was to make certain that the government of the United States, would be prohibited from restricting the free exercise of religion. The establishment clause was not written to keep religion out of government, it was to keep government out of religion. This clause was necessitated by the action of king George of Britain, who sought to make his words, above the words of the Bible. Because he was the king, the people were forced to obey.
The framers of the Constitution wanted to ensure that government never again, infringed on the rights of the people to practice their religion in America. For this reason, they formed a “more perfect union,” that allowed the citizens of America to worship according to the dictates of their conscience, without interference from the newly formed government.
As you read about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, and the 39 signers of the Constitution, you will be struck by the deeply held belief of these men that the land they were founding should be based upon the Bible and the laws of God.
It is a common error amongst those who are misinformed, that the United States was not founded by Christian men who believed that God had brought them to this land. Although there were several deists amongst the founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, who believed in a Creator, while not being certain that God was actively involved in the affairs of men. The facts remain, as a part of the historical record, that when we examine the biographies of the founding fathers and read their words, we find that the overwhelming majority believed that the United States should be founded upon the Bible and the laws of God.