The following quotes are from President Obama’s inaugural address.
- “That while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by his people here on earth.”
- “…she is equal not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.”
- “That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.”
- “My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction.”
- “Thank you. God bless you.”
What does each statement have in common?
A reference to God.
With the leader of the nation making so many references to God, I am waiting for the ACLU to step in and file suit proclaiming “separation of church and state.”
After all, the president took the oath on the steps of the US Capital and not on the sidewalk, which is public property.
Isn’t this seen as a government endorsement of religion?
Why aren’t the atheist groups clamoring for removal of any mention of God in a presidential speech?
Now, granted there are many so-called gods that people believe in; there is no other God but one. For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 1 Cor 8:4-5
What does the Bible say about these man-made idols?
You shall have no other gods before Me. Ex 20:3
You shall make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you. Ex 23:32-33
You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you. Deut 6:14
For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens. Ps 96:5
Of course, I don’t have a problem with a government official mentioning God; but remember not all that say God mean YHWH and not everyone that thanks the Lord mean Jesus!