Recently I have noticed many who profess to be Christians crying out that God has been, or is being, removed from the public square. From the comments of Bill O’Reilly, Mike Huckabee, or the Facebook posts stating that God would love to stop school violence but, unfortunately, he’s not allowed in school (never mind the fallacy of that statement) I fear we have substituted the Lion of Judah for a house cat who needs to be given permission to get on the kitchen counter. And the one who gives permission seems to be the government. Tell me, on whose shoulders does the government rest (Isaiah 9:6)? And who gives the government its authority (Romans 13:1)?
A god who has to be given permission by the government is not a god over the government, but under the government. And a god under the government isn’t a god whom the government serves, but rather a god who serves the government. I’m sorry, but the God of the Bible is not a God who serves the government. He is the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, and the Prince of Peace.
So why would God be unable to enter the school? [Read more…]