Sunday Law Imminent

February 1, 2016 highwayadmin

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump unequivocally embraced the evangelical Christian community in a Saturday speech in Sioux Center, Iowa. “I’m a true believer,” he said. “And you’re many true believers — I hope all — is everybody a true believer in this room? I think so. But Christianity is under tremendous siege,” Trump told supporters at Dordt College, a Christian liberal-arts school.Trump lamented that Christians do not wield as much political influence in the U.S. as they could. “The power of our group of people together, I mean, if you add it up … it could be 240, 250 million. And yet we don’t exert the power that we should have. Now, I think some of the churches are afraid of their tax status, to be honest,” he added. “But you know the fact is that there is nothing the politicians can do to you if you band together. You have too much power. But the Christians don’t use their power,” Trump said. “We have to strengthen. Because we are getting — if you look, it’s death by a million cuts — we are getting less and less and less powerful in terms of a religion, and in terms of a force,” he continued.“And by the way, Christianity will have power, without having to form.” He added: “Because if I’m [elected President], you’re going to have plenty of power. You don’t need anybody else. You’re going to have somebody representing you very, very well. Remember that.”The uniting of church and state is a principle of popery and will lead to Sunday laws. The United States has been chipping away at all of its constitutional protections of liberty including religious liberty. While there have been attempts to strengthen church-state ties in the past, the strong bulwark of constitutional protections of religious liberty have prevented the uniting of church and state, and have protected against religious statism. But that is no longer the case. Liberties have been eroded considerably in recent years to the point where even religious liberty is under assault. Once the strong reaction to secular liberalism and socialism matures, which is clearly developing in the Republican voters response to Trump’s political campaign, Sunday laws and other forms of oppressive enactments are much more likely.“When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result.” The Great Controversy, 445