Study Guide Septermber 6

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Study Guide Septermber 6

  1. 1. 5162550-133350The Christian In A Secular AmericaParkside Bible FellowshipAdult Sunday School<br />September 6, 2009<br />1. Welcome/Opening Prayer<br />Separation of Church and State2. Review <br /><ul><li>Key Verse---Matthew 22: 36-40
  2. 2. Theme
  3. 3. Last week: Began Separation of Church and State</li></ul>3. The True Meaning of Separation of Church and State <br /><ul><li>Jefferson’s Danbury Baptist Letter</li></ul>4. So, what has happened to the true meaning of the Separation of Church and State?<br /><ul><li>Several factors led to radical disassociation of Christianity from the public forum.
  4. 4. Secular Humanists and relativism
  5. 5. Darwinian Revolution
  6. 6. Scopes Monkey Trial
  7. 7. Natural Law (God’s Law) to Humanism
  8. 8. United States Supreme Court
  9. 9. Contradictions to Separation of Church and State
  10. 10. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  11. 11. Court Cases:
  12. 12. Everson vs Board of Education, 1947
  13. 13. Engel vs Vitale, 1962
  14. 14. Abington School District v Schempp, 1965
  15. 15. Eperson v. Arkansas, 1968
  16. 16. Stone vs. Graham, 1980</li></ul>5. Church and State today------Three views<br /><ul><li>Anti-religious Separatists
  17. 17. Positive Neutral
  18. 18. Christian America</li></ul>6. Our Defenders for Religious Freedom<br /><ul><li>Alliance Defense Fund
  19. 19. Liberty Counsel
  20. 20. American Center for Law and Justice</li></ul>7. So, how should Christians respond to a country, society and government which is increasingly, promoting the radical disassociation between Christianity and the State?<br /><ul><li>Never reference a MAN in defense of your religious beliefs unless that man is Jesus.
  21. 21. If you are going to reference our nation's Christian background, first arm yourself with the facts, ALL the facts.
  22. 22. Why should we be surprised that America is turning away from our Christian roots?
  23. 23. 2 Thess. 2: 7—12; 1 Tim.4: 1—5; 2 Tim. 3: 1—5; 2 Pet. 3:3
  24. 24. What should be our FOCUS? The Great Commission: Matt. 28: 19—20
  25. 25. The Way We Were: Let’s be REALISTIC
  26. 26. No Golden Age of Christianity and there never will be until we get to heaven
  27. 27. The Victim Mentality
  28. 28. Christians should stop whining and use their God-given religious freedoms.
  29. 29. In God We Trust
  30. 30. God is SOVEREIGN and we can put our faith and trust in Him
  31. 31. Over Satan and sin: Job 1: 12; 2: 6; Luke 5: 21; 22: 31
  32. 32. Over all governments and military powers: 2 Chronicles 20: 6, Romans 13: 2
  33. 33. Over nature and natural disasters: Psalm 107: 29; Nahum 1: 3—6
  34. 34. Over sickness and disease: John 9: 3; 11: 4; Revelation 21: 4
  35. 35. Over every human being: Acts 13: 48; Romans 9: 17—18
  36. 36. Including you and me: Prov. 16: 9; 19: 21; James 4: 13—15
  37. 37. God does what He pleases unto His Will: Psalms 115: 3
  38. 38. Our Commitment Is To Pray
  39. 39. Pray for those who are in authority over us
  40. 40. Paul prayed for the king who eventually executed him. 1 Timothy 2: 1—2
  41. 41. Pray for the salvation of our leaders. Titus 3: 1—2
  42. 42. Romans 13: 1

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