Our Christian Manifesto Today passage from the Word of God today is Isaiah 59:19 which reads: “When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.”
Our Christian Manifesto Today quote today is from Craig Groeschel. He said: “Don’t worry when you meet opposition for obeying God. Worry when you don’t have opposition, because you’re probably not obeying God.”
In this podcast, we are using as our text: “A Christian Manifesto” by Francis A. Schaeffer.
Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer writes on “The Destruction of Faith and Freedom” (Part 2):
Naturally, this shift from the Judeo-Christian basis for law and the shift away from the restraints of the Constitution automatically militates against religious liberty. Mr. Ball closes his paper with the following:
“Fundamentally, in relation to personal liberty, the Constitution was aimed at restraint of the State. Today, in case after case relating to religious liberty, we encounter the bizarre presumption that it is the other way around; that the State is justified in whatever action, and that religion bears a great burden of proof to overcome that presumption. It is our job, as Christian lawyers, to destroy that presumption at every turn.”
As lawyers discuss the changes in law in the United States, often they speak of the influence of the laws passed in relationship to the Mormons and to the laws involved in the reentrance of the southern states into the national government after the Civil War. These indeed must be considered. But they were not the reason for the drastic change in law in our country. The reason was the takeover by the totally other worldview which would never have given the form and freedom in government we have had in Northern Europe (including the United States). That is the central factor in the change.