Saturday, December 20, 2014

FFRF vs Bible

       
        In the world today there are billions of acronyms representing various groups, the majority of them carrying out their own agenda. Recently on the web I discovered a scarcely known one called the FFRF. What is the FFRF? The FFRF stands for Freedom From Religion Foundation. This group devotes time, money, and energy in effort to free people living in the United States from religion. They cherish the idea of having separation from church and state which to them means banning Christianity from public, governmental buildings, offices, and schools.

       In demonstration of their idea of separation the FFRF is currently going after Cloverleaf Elementary School for passing out free bibles, with the help of Gideons International, to their elementary students. Gideons Internaional handed out bibles to the students during class time. The children were given a choice. They were asked whether or not they wanted a bible. If the child said yes he or she was handed one if not the child would not receive a bible. One child refused a bible saying that she "believed God in a different way". The poor girl was teased and bullied for her statement by the other children. She went home and told her parents initiating a forest fire that is now burning red in the Atlanta metro area school.

       Andrew Seidel, an attorney for the FFRF  threatened to file a lawsuit against the school if it dd not stop passing out bibles to its students. John Harper the Bartow County Superintendent received the threat from the FFRF. He has yet to make a comment. Seidel stated that the school's efforts to provide bibles to their students was predatory and similar to tobacco companies trying to recruit children while they were young. The school administrators replied by stating that they have an "open forum policy", meaning they welcome anyone from any religion to pass out informational material. The FFRF responded by demanding that since they have an "open forum policy" they will invite Satanic temple volunteers to pass out informative coloring books to the students. The school is now considering ending the "open forum" policy.

         The FFRF vs the Bible, here is an example of how an atheist organization uses words from the Constitution in order to attempt to shut down Christianity in America. Regarding the freedom of religion, is there anywhere in the Constitution that states that a school cannot pass out bibles to its students? Would our Founding Fathers even consider for a fraction of a second, an organization passing out Satan promoting material to elementary children? This is where America currently stands as the many, growing secular groups continue to attempt to silence God away from the lips of the country's worshippers. Groups like the FFRF are trying to use the Constitution as a weapon to silence Christians. They love to use the phrase freedom against religion. What they are omitting is that not only does the First Amendment prohibit the government from making a law respecting the establishment of religion but also prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The FFRF got the prohibit the government from making a law respecting the establishment of government part of the First Amendment down pact but are seriously neglecting the "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" part. Meaning that groups like the FFRF cannot sue government controlled organizations like schools from taking part in religious activities or passing out Christian paraphernalia simply because they don't like Christianity, nor can they force schools to hand out material promoting Satan.

       Making a law respecting the establishment of government means that the US administration cannot force Americans, businesses, schools, or any individual living or staying in America to attend church, read bibles, bow down to Jesus, praise Mohammed, or any activity involving religion. But atheist groups like the FFRF are taking the law several extra steps ahead by trying to use it to completely ban Christianity out of the eyes and ears of government forums and pretty much every public venue and arena. A school can openly discuss God within its building to its pupils if the school officials and employees within its buildings wishes. The same school cannot force students to accept Jesus Christ in their hearts as their personal savior or make them dunk their heads underwater in obedience to Him.

       People, governmental groups, agencies, and professional businesses must know the difference. Christians cannot allow atheist groups to continue to bully them into the huddled corner of the fence. The United States of America was not intended by the Founding Fathers to be a secular nation. Organizations like the FFRF, GLAAD, People for the American Way, The ACLU are molded in the form and behavior of the anti-christ going against everything God desired and commanded from His people. These groups isolate Jesus Christ in a lone corner, detesting anyone who attempts to give Him the honor He deserves. What business does the FFRF have telling Gideons International that they cannot pass out bibles to school children? Why does that concern them so much? Is it because they are really concerned about being free from religion or do they have their own agenda? What about the religion of atheism? How about humanism or secularism? Aren't those religions? Does the FFRF favor one over the other? Does the First Amendment allow organizations like the FFRF and the government to be able to favor one belief system or religion over Christianity? And what about religions like Islam, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses? When their teachers preach their messages at schools and government forums do they attack them with the same fervor?

       The FFRF threatened to pass out reading material supporting Satanism. That is a religion. In this country the United States of America we also have a growing trend of businesses, government organizations and agencies allowing their offices and co-workers to lead yoga classes within their buildings. The Gwinnett county government in the state of Georgia offers yoga classes to the public. Yoga is a Hindu theistic philosophy. This religious philosophy proposes a teaching dependent on a man integrating or uniting his body with his mind and spirit through meditations. Yoga states that a man has to integrate his body, mind, and spirit in order to be in harmony with himself and his environment. According to yoga such actions will give a man peace. Jesus tells us that we pour are entire mind and spirit to Him. We devote ourselves to Him giving Him our first fruit, then we will have peace.

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b]

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.” Luke 10:27-28.

       More important than peace if we integrate our mind, spirit, and body with Jesus we will live. And not only will we live we will be given eternal life which allows us to have peace while living here on earth.

       There is a hypocrisy from stories like these that are very disturbing. One religion, the religion of the anti-christ trying to suppress the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christians need to use their brains in this battle. Thomas Jefferson did not write the First Amendment in order to suppress Christianity. He wrote it to protect the teachings of Jesus Christ and His followers from pressure groups like the FFRF who would like nothing better than to keep His teachings lying ten feet underground. And if people and institutions like Cloverleaf Elementary and John Harper do not continue to press forward handing out those bibles while explaining away the true meaning of the First Amendment, these atheist groups will continue to bully them. Hopefully Cloverleaf Elementary will not allow the FFRF to scare them. Regardless of what happens in court God is on their side. We will win in the end.


10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:10-12