Democracy Without Christianity

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.

Benjamin Franklin

Much has been made of the American experiment of government - and rightly so! For over two hundred years, the constitutional form of representative government produced one of the greatest nations the world has ever seen.

But now old Ben's warning of what democracy might become... has become. Our nation has been taken over by factions of jealous and greedy individuals scrapping for the wealth of a nation like starving dogs fighting over a bone. The "spirit of party" that George Washington warned about has also seemingly come to pass. To prove the point, when was the last time you saw more than one or two politicians truly act on an issue simply because it was the right thing to do?

What has happened to our glorious system of government? We have taken God and Christ out of it! Starting shortly after WWII and increasing in intensity in the early 1960's, we have witnessed one set of judicial rulings after another that have accomplished nothing less than the removal of God from the public square. Schools which used to open their days with prayer and that freely allowed their teachers to refer to God, to Jesus, and to Scripture, can no longer do so.

Many churches, once assemblies of worship for the Creator , have also turned away from God and towards the popular opinions of secular humanism. As a result, while America still lays claim to its democratic and republican roots, it is now little more than a weak shadow of its once great self. Now, can anyone deny, we have become little more than a divided nation of people who will only vote for selfish interests, rather than what we know to be morally right?

Is it any wonder, then, that we seem to be a nation of wolves who hungrily vote to dine on the poor little lambs who cling to their guns and to their religion?

Would you like to know the rest of Benjamin Franklin's quote? Here is his original quote in its entirety:

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."

Now, I want to be quick to say that I am not calling for a violent uprising. What I am suggesting is this: If we do not reintroduce Christianity to our democratic process soon, we may either find ourselves having to contest our votes in ways that we had previously hoped and prayed we would never have to do again, or... we may find ourselves on tomorrow's menu!

"We don't know what to do, but our eyes are on you."

Jehoshaphat's entreaty to God, as recorded in II Chronicles 20:12