Overthrowing The American Theocracy

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   Remember our question? What did Jesus say about the 19th century Newtonian-American idea that humans are uniquely
situated “under” God?

     Check it for yourself at The Bible Gateway:

    
http://www.biblegateway.com

     A simple scan reveals that Jesus never said we are “under God.”

     The individual who most famously made this statement was Abraham Lincoln, during his Gettysburg Address in 1863.  Just
about the time Rev. Wilkerson was placing Americans “under...
Divine protection” in 1861.

     What Jesus said about our relation to God was something entirely different:

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21 (Ibid)

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man abides in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit...." John 15:5 (Ibid)

     In other words Jesus, being God, says that we are all a part of God: He is the vine, we are the branches. He also says the kingdom of God is to be found within us.

     Why does the U.S. government continue to preach a particular, specific, and Biblically innaccurate “under” relationship of our people to God?

     Why are are those who accept the teaching of Jesus that we are all a part of God made second-class citizens in these United States?

     Why, indeed, are Americans who locate God’s kingdom within themselves left out of the government’s loyalty oath to their country?

© Skeeter Thompson
   2005-2008

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