If you do not know who Fisher Ames is, but you believe there is a ‘separation of Church and State’ which prohibits the teaching of the Bible in public schools, then you have fallen for a lie. The notion that the Constitution does not allow the Bible to be taught in public schools is pure propaganda, put forth by people who actively seek to destroy this nation as it was founded. This is a fact, not opinion, and Fisher Ames is the perfect man to attest to this truth. In fact, there is probably no higher authority on this matter than Fisher Ames.
On the question of whether or not the Bible should be taught in public schools, Ames said:
“…we have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education….We’ve become accustomed of late to putting little books in the hands of children containing fables with moral lessons. We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any other man made book.”
He also said:
“[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.”
So, why does Ames’s opinion matter? Because Fisher Ames is the man who penned the final wording of the First Amendment!
So, if anyone today presumes to claim that the man who wrote the First Amendment did not properly understand its meaning, then I assert that such a person is to be ignored on the grounds that they do not properly understand the meaning of their own words any better than they claim Ames understood his.
The fact of the matter is this:
If you doubt this, then read the piece. It is filled with the founders’ words, and you will find that they were very clear and very forceful in stating what they believed. You will also find that they disagree with what the propagandists seeking to destroy this nation as it was founded would have you believe. In fact, not only was the First Amendment intended to protect all sects (i.e. denominations) of Christianity, the founders also asserted:
NOW UNDERSTAND THIS NEXT POINT CLEARLY!
The founders abhorred the very thought that this nation would fall into the hands of Atheists (i.e. any form of Secular Humanism — Communism, Progressivism, Socialism, etc). In fact, they said that they would sooner see the nation ruled by Moslems before they saw it ruled by godless people:
So, when you see that Islam is now being taught in our schools, understand that the founders would have supported this! It may be difficult for many of us who still fear the Lord to accept, but it is true: If America turns away from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and chooses to follow another god (all of which would be false gods), our founders would have allowed us to do so. But they would also have offered us one last warning before they left us to our fate:
In other words, liberty is found only in the teachings of the Bible. It is not in the Qur’an, nor can it be found in any other religious teaching. Only Jesus commanded people to offer God’s Word, but if they reject it, God’s people are not to force them to believe, but to leave them in peace:
Matthew 10:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.
Islam teaches the exact opposite: if you do not convert, Muslims are commanded to kill you. In fact, the very ideal of letting people chose their religion is a Biblical principle. The Whole Western world is built on Biblical principles. The freedoms we in the West take for granted, the very freedoms with which we now seek to destroy ourselves — they are all built on Biblical principles. We’ve just grown so self-centered and spiritually blind that we no longer see or acknowledge these truths because we can no longer see or acknowledge the Truth, period!
So, understand: we can forsake the Bible and drive it from our schools while, at the same time, allowing Islam to be pushed on our children, but the result will be conversion or death. Islam is not compatible with the American ideal, or with our legal system. It does not recognize the individual, nor individual rights. Islam is slavery (the word means submission, submission to Allah –according to Muhaammad’s words). This means, if this nation does not wake up and deal with the threat of Islam, we will all be forced to convert or die, and if you convert, you will lose everything you claim to be protecting by waging war on the Biblical principles underlying the fabric of this nation and our laws.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!