When Jesus said, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s,” He was telling us that there is a clear separation between the church and the state. The church should not overlay its directives onto the government; likewise, the government should stay out of the church’s business. (“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” [1st Amendment to the Constitution, first clause])

He did not command His followers to enshrine their beliefs in any government’s laws, and we should not do so. The church and the government serve two entirely different purposes: One is to prepare us for the kingdom of God, and the other is to help us govern ourselves here on Earth in a manner that is peaceful, respectful and for the good of us all — regardless of one’s religious beliefs.

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Trinity Bob

“The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” — John Adams

“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.” — James Madison

“We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever.” — Ronald Reagan

We should remember that the Puritans fled to these shores to escape the tyranny of the church. We MUST NOT repeat that history here.

We should also keep in mind that NO ONE is pro-abortion. We are either pro-choice or anti-choice. But either way, that difficult decision does not belong to anyone—except the woman herself.

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