American Minute with Bill Federer
For those who may not read these our posts regularly, I will repeat our contention that America is not a Christian Nation nor was it founded as such. HOWEVER, there can be no doubt it was founded upon Judeo-Christian principles.
Likewise Christians are commanded to be obedient to civil government (see our 11 part series beginning here: Sunday’s Sermon Series – Civil Government: Part I ) as long as that government uses it’s limited authority in a way that does not break God’s law. Whenever that happens we have a problem.
Chief Justice James Kent explained in People v. Ruggles, 1811, what made OATHS effective:”
In Taylor’s case … the court … said, that Christianity was parcel of the law, and to cast contumelious reproaches upon it, tended to weaken the foundation of moral obligation, and the efficacy (effectiveness) of OATHS.”