OK brothers and sisters in the LORD, Jerry Johnson had done it now. He’s gone too far! He went so far as to say that the First and Second Commandments keep us from paying homage to the First and Second Amendments. In other words, the First and Second Amendment, are in the end, idolatrous.
How dare Jerry do such a thing! Doesn’t he know that the Bill of Rights were carved out of the rock at Mount Vernon? Doesn’t he know that the Constitution is the inspired word of God for America? We are, after all, God’s chosen people for the 21st Century? Doesn’t he know that?
Well of course, I’m being very sarcastic because there are those in American Christendom, who honestly believe that the United States of America is the second coming of national Israel, which typically contradicts their eschatological views that Israel is the second coming of Israel, but we won’t bring that up here. The point Mr. Johnson is making is that while many of our founding fathers were believers, this country is by no means in covenant with God to the point that we are a holy nation set apart for His glory. The United States, while blessed for many years, is just another one of the many nations in a long list of many nations that God will deal with as He has dealt with all the nations.
The reason this is important to note is that as a Christian, our first concern should always be the Kingdom of Heaven/God, not the earthly nation in which we find ourselves. This is one of those reasons I don’t like national flags in sanctuaries. Where the people of God worship on a regular basis should be devoid of national connections. But I digress.
Here is the video:
Read some of what he said below and some of his reasoning. I believe Mr. Johnson is right on mark. This doesn’t mean we just give up in the political realm, we are to be salt and light in every realm of life, but please note, our country is not in covenant with the Triune God and has never been so. Here is part of the transcript of what you just heard:
I really do not care how you spin it, the so-called founding Fathers of this country allowed for the open worship of false gods. But the God of the Bible was clear, in both the Old and New Testaments that He did not and would not tolerate the promulgation of such idolatry and paganism – either by individuals or the masses. Those who follow after false gods will be judged and that judgment would last forever.
If you are a Christian and the first and second commandments are not clear enough for you, consider the divinely inspired words of the prophet Isaiah found in chapter sixty verse twelve, “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.”
Notice that this is not directed toward national Israel only, but all the nations without exception.
John Gill, the great Baptist preacher observed the same thing when he noted in his commentary, “[The country] That will not serve the Lord Christ, and worship him with his church and people; that will not be obedient to the laws and ordinances of his house; but appoint another head over them [be it the U.S. Constitution] and make other laws, and set up other ordinances, rejecting the authority of Christ, the rule of his word, and the order of his churches: yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted; even all the antichristian states…the vials of God’s wrath will be poured out upon them.”
Christian, allow me to say this again! And please hear me on this. God’s is NOT an American. He does NOT get all chocked up when He hears the National Anthem. Tears do not stream from His eyes when a performer belts out God Bless America.
For you see, all these things are meaningless, a rotten stench before His throne, when they are made to false gods and not the true God who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
In the last campaign during the conventions Democrats wanted to take out any and all references to God. Some thought this was a travesty. I simply thought the Democrats were being more honest and forthright – they do not intend to hide the fact that they are anti-Christ.
Republicans, on the other hand, are wolves in sheep’s clothing. They use the word God, but as the Late Dr. Francis Schaeffer noted, it is a word without content – devoid of its Biblical meaning. In short, Republicans are taking the name of the Lord God in vain and God will not hold the one guiltless who takes His name in vain.