Thursday, October 8, 2009

It's Not About The Constitution

by Tony Miano


It's not about the Constitution. It's not about the oft-misunderstood principle of the separation of church and state. It's not about pluralism or ecumenism. And it certainly has nothing to do with tolerance.


It has everything to do with hating God.




Jason Zunker was a 28-year-old deputy sheriff for the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department. He was killed in the line of duty, in January 2008, when he was struck by a car while directing traffic. His selfless sacrifice makes Deputy Zunker, by deed and definition, an American hero.


Jason Zunker was a 28-year-old deputy sheriff for the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department. He was killed in the line of duty, in January 2008, when he was struck by a car while directing traffic. His selfless sacrifice makes Deputy Zunker, by deed and definition, an American hero.


The text reads:



"I don't feel I have gone too soon. I feel lucky every
day God keeps me here. When I die, I know where I'm going. Don't be sad because
the Bible says it's greater than anyone can even imagine when it's your time to
see it . . . You must ask Jesus into your heart. Believe he died for you and
believe he rose again. Live a good life. Ask for forgiveness and believe. Then I
will see you all again."


Of course, the usual cast of God-hating characters with the Freedom From Religion Foundation are offended by the mention of Deputy Zunker's faith, in his own words, on his memorial. They are so blinded by their hatred of God that they think they are doing society a favor by removing any mention of God from the public square.


As a follower of Jesus Christ and a retired deputy sheriff, of course I am offended by what the God-haters are doing. But I am not at all surprised. They are simply and sinfully living consistent with their fallen, depraved nature. And they will one-day be held responsible by God Almighty for their sins against Him.



"Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put
darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet
for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own
sight! " Isaiah 5:20-21


My hope, however, is that they (and people like them) will repent while God mercifully continues to extend His common grace to them--while He graciously allows them to continue to breathe His air. My prayer is that they will turn from their hatred of God and their sins against Him, and that they would receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while He has given them time.



"It is a fearful thin to fall into the hands of the
living God" (Hebrews 10:31).


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