The Secularization Of America by Larry Wynn

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THE SECULARIZATION OF AMERICA
PSALMS 31:17-20
JULY 5, 1998 A.M.
SERIES: CONFRONTING OUR CULTURE
Larry Wynn
SUBJECT: AMERICA

I. INTRODUCTION

A. ON JULY 4, 1776 IN PHILADELPHIA IN
CONSTITUTION HALL A DOCUMENT WAS
SIGNED WE CALL THE DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE.

1. IT SAID, “WE PROCLAIM OURSELVES
INDEPENDENT FROM THE TYRANNY
OF THOSE WHO WOULD HOLD SWAY
OVER THE MINDS, THE SOULS, THE
LIVES OF AMERICANS.”

2. THE SAME DOCUMENT WHERE WE
DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM
GREAT BRITAIN WE DECLARED
DEPENDENCE ON GOD.

a. THE DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE ENDS WITH
THESE WORDS, “WITH A FIRM
RELIANCE ON THE
PROTECTION OF DIVINE
PROVIDENCE.”

b. THE WORD RELIANCE MEANS
DEPENDENCE.


c. WHEN THE BELL OF
INDEPENDENCE WAS RUNG
THE VERY FIRST BELL HAD
THESE WORDS INSCRIBED ON
IT, “PROCLAIM LIBERTY
THROUGHOUT THE LAND.”

d. THOSE WORDS CAME FROM
LEVITICUS 25:10.

B. THIS NATIONAL DEPENDENCE UPON GOD
IS BEING QUICKLY ERODED IN OUR
CULTURE TODAY.

1. WHY?

2. BECAUSE OF A LIE THAT HAS BEEN
PERPETRATED REVOLVING AROUND
THE STATEMENT, “SEPARATION OF
CHURCH AND STATE.”

3. I CAME ACROSS A PASSAGE IN
PSALMS 31:16-18 THAT SPEAKS TO
THIS ISSUE.

a. THERE IS A LIE BEING
PERPETRATED.

b. THERE IS AN ARROGANT
SPIRIT IN THE LAND.

c. THERE IS A DISCRIMINATION
AGAINST THE RIGHTEOUS.

C. TODAY, I WANT TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE?


1. DID OUR FORE-FATHERS INTEND US
TO TAKE THE ISSUE OF SEPARATION
TO THE EXTREMES WE HAVE TAKEN
IT?

2. HOW DO WE GET BACK ON TRACK
IN AMERICA?

II. DEITY’S ROLE IN THE FOUNDATION OF
AMERICA.

A. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS INTENDED
RELIGION TO PLAY A CENTRAL ROLE IN
THE ESTABLISHMENT AND
CONTINUATION OF OUR NATION.

1. JOHN ADAMS “OUR CONSTITUTION
WAS MADE ONLY FOR A MORAL AND
RELIGIOUS PEOPLE. IT IS WHOLLY
INADEQUATE FOR THE
GOVERNMENT OF ANY OTHER.”

2. DANIEL WEBSTER “IF WE AND OUR
POSTERITY NEGLECT RELIGIOUS
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