Michael Bray

Author of A Time To Kill

The Answer

Michael Bray
Capitol Area Christian News
Spring, 1999

The Answer

Sometimes one must travel great distances to establish or reform Christian society. This was the stated reason that people like Judge John Winthrop came to this land in 1630. His hope was to gain experience from the new experiment in development of a Christian society as it was occurring in the New World and then return to apply the acquired knowledge back in England. He ended up becoming governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

God called Moses (to whom the citizenry of both Governors Winthrop and Bradford of the nearby Plymouth Colony were likened by admirers) to travel for three days before engaging in worship and feasting. The true worship of God involves much more than singing inside a building; it involves the proclamation of the One true God in contradiction of all the false gods, and the pursuit of justice (i.e. God’s Law as the foundation thereof). It is an offense; it is exclusive. But if fleeing to a new land to supplant heathen society with true (i.e. Christian) civilization is not an option, radical reformation is necessary. But how?

If the nation is lost to the rule of various gods (a variety of states associated in some sort of “union”), let there be a state or at least one lousy county where the Law of God is allowed to reign, i.e. where the federal courts do not have their Godless jurisdiction. Give us a reservation, if not a state!

In the meantime, absent a bold state governor who enforces his own Decalogue-based state lawsalready on the books, we must call for 1) the recession of the federal government; a return to the states of the powers it has usurped; enforcement of the Tenth Amendment; 2) the removal of tax-exempt church status from non-Trinitarian “churches.” The First Amendment does not restrict prohibit the individual states from establishing Christianity as the religious basis for its laws. It forbids the federal government from imposing a religion upon the states.

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