The Folly of Ungodly Rulers

He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
—2 Samuel 23:3 (KJV)

Devotion:

At a time when some nations are realizing the folly of unbelief and the fatal results in the lives of people, America continues apace down the foolish pathway—toward godlessness and secularism.

Today, having banished the Bible and having attempted to banish God from all spheres of public life, we have found that our Congress cannot even produce a budget, and that it is becoming increasingly impossible to govern this nation.

Robert C. Winthrop, a descendant of Puritan John Winthrop who served as U.S. House Speaker in the early 1800s, said: “It may do for other countries, and other governments to talk about the state supporting religion. Here, under our own free institutions, it is religion which must support the State.”

The founders of this country believed we should inculcate in the minds of youth the fear and love of Deity. But because of our stupidity and unbelief, we have now banned God from the classrooms. We have taken away prayer, the Bible, and the Ten Commandments from our schools and have replaced them with police dogs in the halls, policemen at the doors, and metal detectors. Crime is absolutely epidemic, and teachers are retiring early from battle fatigue. This is the folly of modern America.

 

Question to ponder: How can godly people support the state?