I Peter 2:12 “Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”
The case Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States was decided by the United States Supreme Court on Leap Day, 1892. This case centered around a law that prohibited foreigners from working in the United States due to a fear of foreign competition. As a byproduct of that law, foreign pastors and ministers were excluded from serving in the United States as well. Justice Brewer’s unanimous majority opinion definitively ruled that such a law did not apply to the ministry, in a large part because we were a Christian nation that would never prohibit foreign pastors from entering our country. Brewer wrote:
“But, beyond all these matters, no purpose of action against religion can be imputed to any legislation, state or national, because this is a religious people. This is historically true. From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation.”
Justice Brewer went on to prove this truth by the words and the actions of our founders and from the entirety of our society. His argument was judicially sound because our nation had reached the legal threshold to prove such a claim.
Our nation may have drifted away from a legally sound body of evidence to prove our present-day Christianity, but individual Christians should never do so. Instead, we should live our Christian lives beyond a reasonable doubt. In fact, the hope of our nation is that God’s power can shine through His people in this land to return us to our irrefutable Biblical origins.
PLEASE PRAY THAT OUR GOOD WORKS WOULD GLORIFY GOD IN THIS LAND. We were once a Christian nation and can be once again. With a single voice, our honest conversation must make this affirmation.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that evangelicals are neither praying as they should nor voting as they should), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that an ungodly man is currently headed for the Republican nomination), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!