Supreme Court or Supreme Being?
Commentary on the News
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Remember the United States before the Supreme Court of the United States became God for we the people? One would have to go back to pre-1962 history in order to find such a world. Is this what the Founders of our great nation wanted, a god to replace God?
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has redefined marriage for the first time in human history, it pretty much opens the door for anything as far as personal or alternate relationships are concerned. This of course will turn out to be quite expensive, based on the way we do business in the United States and the benefits provided to the “married.” The benefits of being married has always been an incentive for those who want to propagate the species to get married and do so. Propagation is nice because that means more voters and more tax money for the government to spend on frivolity.
The redefining marriage ruling will affect all U.S. citizens. It has already affected me.
I just applied to marry my Great Dane, Scarlette. Scarlette is a beautiful dog but is a big girl. With bigness comes big grocery bills and big veterinary bills. Then there is the disciplinary school that any 150 pound dog/partner (she hates it when I tell her weight) needs to attend. I am hoping to get some tax-funded (thank you) veterinary care, dogfood stamps and a government backed doggy school loan. If this works out, I might marry the cat too and double the bennies. After I recover from the last surgery, I will consider whether to have trans-species surgery (that you can pay for too thank you very much). I could run fast with 4 legs.
This scenario, as unlikely as it seems, is no more unlikely than the acceptance of men marrying men would have been 240 years ago when our country was being founded. Or 40 years ago. Who woulda ever thought? In ten years we will see minimization of pedophilia and polygamy. I mean, where does one draw a line?
Do you think the Founding Fathers might have specified the definition of marriage in the Constitution had they known where we would be headed in 2016, a much different direction than in 1776? I am sure it never crossed their minds. I am sure that legally killing our unwanted children would have never entered their minds either. If so, the Constitution would be a lot longer and more in depth.
In 1962-63, the United States changed forever and began its descent down the slippery slope of Godlessness in the country. The Founders and the first Supreme Court justices considered the United States to be a “Christian nation,” and following is one such ruling:
“There is no dissonance in these [legal] declarations…These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons: they are organic [legal, governmental] utterances; they speak the voice of the entire people…These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.” ~ Church of the Holy Trinity v. U.S., 1892
This unanimous decision in 1892 by the Court declared that the U.S. was a Christian nation. This decision, which cited numerous court rulings and documentation, stood firmly until 1962 when SCOTUS banned voluntary prayer in school. That ruling was followed in 1963 that banned Bible reading in schools, thanks to a suit by Madalyn Murray O’Hair. And we wonder today why graduating high school students think God is a myth.
“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.”
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. It is to be regretted, but so I believe the fact to be, that except the Bible there is not a true history in the world.” ~ John Jay, First Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court 1797
"I verily believe Christianity necessary to the support of civil society. One of the beautiful boasts of our municipal jurisprudence is that Christianity is a part of the Common Law... There never has been a period in which the Common Law did not recognize Christianity as lying its foundations." ~ Joseph Story, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court 1811-1845
There is much more evidence that confirms the intents of the Founders and early Supreme Court. What changed?
When the ancient Hebrew slaves were making their way through the deserts of the Middle East 3,500 years ago, they did a lot of complaining. Most of the complaining was toward God instead of their African slave masters, as difficult as that is to understand.
“At least we had good food! At least we had meat!” they complained. Life was good under the yoke of slavery on the African continent, in the land of the Pharaohs.
I am sure God was not happy, and the Hebrew people suffered from His wrath numerous times- never learning their lesson it seems.
“Give us a king,” they demanded, a slap in the face to God who considered Himself to be their leader. They wanted a king because other nations had kings, like other nations had meat and good food.
The Israelites did not understand that they needed to be careful what they prayed for, because God has a tendency to let us have our way, our choice. He did that in the Garden of Eden, and how did that work for us? We are still paying the price for that bad choice.
SCOTUS has had controversial rulings over the years, but in the 1960s it all started changing. It was like night and day. Suddenly, SCOTUS ruled we could abort our unwanted babies, because they really were not babies at all if they were in the womb. Since that ruling the United States has aborted approximately 60 million human beings. That’s a lot of voters. That’s a lot of potential tax dollars. But finally, between abortion and the birth control pill, women could finally do what men did: Frivolous sex without consequence of pregnancy. And abortion, initially considered in the event of incest or rape or possible death of the mother, became a vehicle of birth control.
Do we, as a nation the Founders considered “Christian,” really believe that God is pleased with our Supreme Court decisions?
Do we as a nation really believe that God is pleased with the redefinition of marriage to accommodate “alternate” lifestyles? God defined marriage.
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. 1 Corinthians 7:2 NIV
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4 NIV
"'If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” Leviticus 20:13 NIV
God was specific about marriage, who was to do it and for what reasons. Detestable is not good, no matter how we spin it.
August 6, Mike Huckabee summed it up well in the first Presidential debates:
“The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being.” ~ Mike Huckabee Republican Presidential Candidate Debate
So how did we the people let the Supreme Court of the United States overrule The Supreme Ruler of the Universe? How did we the people let the Supreme Court convince us that a human fetus is not a human at all?
Next time you see a rainbow, remember that it was one of the great symbols of God’s love for His people and His promise not to destroy us ever again by flood.
And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life…” Genesis 9:12-15 NIV
How did we let the rainbow be hijacked? The rainbow was the symbol of God that he would never flood the world again. It was apparently the first rainbow because the Flood was a the first rain ever mentioned.
How do we think God feels about having that symbol used to legitimize a lifestyle that God called an abomination? He flooded the world because of decadence, leaving only eight people alive; and now it has become a flag of decadence.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus 18:22 KJV
The Founding Fathers would not be pleased with today’s SCOTUS, nor would the early Supreme Court. I personally do not see a huge worldwide repentance to change it, because repentance is not easy. The world is having too much fun with too many toys and conveniences to repent, and modern-day logic asks: Who are you to tell me I’m sinning?
Like it was in the days of Noah, so it is today. Noah was talking flood; the people were playing and having a grand time. Then it started to rain.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man…” Matthew 24:36-39 NIV
The rainbow was not a symbol for indulgence but a warning of what is to come.
About J.L. Robb
Last week: The End is Near: An Islamic Perspective
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