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Letter to the editor: Politics in the Bible

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 12:01 am

Some would say the Holy Bible has nothing to do with politics, Oh, how wrong you are. The Bible is full of politics.

Read the Bible and find out. In the book of Genesis, Joseph, a man of God, was put in position to save the country of Egypt from famine. In the book of Esther, an Israelite woman was placed by God to marry Xerses, a pagan king, when interracial marriage was extremely forbidden but was used by God to save the Israelites from extinction from a man in Xerses’ kingdom.

In the book of Daniel, Daniel, a captured Israelite slave, was put in a high position by God to help the king with visions that were troubling him but actually telling of future events that God had planned to occur.

In the New Testament, John the Baptist pointed out the immorality of King Herod’s conduct and was beheaded for it. The Apostle Paul and his traveling partners were charged with treason for declaring there was another king for whom we must be accountable.

Revelation talks about a one-world government on earth where it will direct a rebellion against God and the people of God. Can we say New World Order?

So don’t give me any static about separation of church and state. If you do, then I know you have never really studied where it comes from and how it was meant. Just so you know, the United States was never meant to have a national church, but individuals were to be free to worship how they pleased and the government was not to suppress it.

And if you bother to read many of the original state constitutions they mention and thank the creator or God Almighty in some form. Also, most presidents prayed to God Almighty, and many times in inaugural speeches.

Richard W. Burridge