Letters to the Editor

Marsh letter: Constitution and Christians

Our Constitution is biblically based. Our Founders based the “check and balance” system of three governmental branches on Isaiah 33:22.

John Adams echoed several Founders: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” Without morality arising from Christianity, the Constitution is worthless paper.

During our foundation pastors had a major role in the Revolution and the writing of our founding documents, and their congregations followed them. In the 19th and 20th centuries Christians left politics in the hands of ungodly people resulting in anti-Christian policies. The godless in Congress did not “check” the other two branches. People, especially governors, accepted judicial opinions as law.

In the last couple of decades Christians have begun awakening to the increasing loss of our liberties and are participating in politics. One example is when Houston passed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) allowing males in female facilities. Christians united and HERO was overwhelmingly repealed.

America needs “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness” (Ex 18:21) to run for office, and Christians must support them. To restore our national heritage of liberty, Christians must act in politics according to Christian philosophy.

Allen Marsh, Nampa