Written by Gary Wonning
Posted on the official U.S. Senate website is: “Chaplain’s Office – Throughout the years, the United States Senate has honored the historic separation of Church and State, but not the separation of God and State. The first Senate, meeting in New York City on April 25, 1789, elected the Right Reverend Samuel Provost, the Episcopal Bishop of New York, as its first chaplain. During the past two hundred and seven years, all sessions of the Senate have been opened with prayer, strongly affirming the Senate’s faith in God as Sovereign Lord of our Nation.”
Many people live and die by the philosophy that in the United States we have separation of church and state.
While it is true the government shall make no religion the religion of the state thereby eliminating some of the issues that plagued Europe for generations, they did not intend that God would be eliminated from government.
Quite to the contrary, the founders knew and believed that in any organized society God should have a front row seat in the government.
Most prayed often and as George Washington often referred to it as Divine Intervention , God played a big role in not only the formation of our country, but also many times since. Divine Intervention was often seen in the Civil War, and both world wars.
Without God, we would have surely fallen many years ago.
A prosperous society needs both , a physical leader, or representative, as we have in this country, and they also need a spiritual leader, God.
In our country, the definition of God is left to the individual, he or she is to decide who God is, the state can’t interfere.
We are free to practice that right, as long as it doesn’t interfere with someone else’s rights.
His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has published several books about his adventures.
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