Democratic Plans for America: A Biblical Analysis


Jerald Finney
Copyright © December 19, 2020

Their tactics explained: Perp Studies 101 – Part III – No Place To Hide: The Strategy and Tactics of Terrorism (1982)

Democrats are making no bones about their plans for America. Most importantly, according to God’s Word, they plan to drop Israel in favor of Iran, they plan to support abortion anywhere and everywhere they can, and they plan to attack individuals and families who oppose their teachings concerning, for example, sexual abominations. Those are just a small sampling of their vision and agenda. More is revealed in a document released by “secular” Democrats (almost all Democratic leaders) on their plans for America. The  author of their anti-God, anti-Bible, pro-Satan plans is Satan himself, the god of this world; this is apparent from a reading of their own writings.

Glen Beck recently wrote on his website:

  • “The war on Christmas is very real but that’s not the ultimate target of the far-left — YOU ARE. A document was just released by the Secular Democrats of America detailing their plan to strip our nation of any and all of our Judeo-Christian values and wage an all-out war on Christ and urge the Biden administration to clampdown on conservative Christians. Don’t read the news stories about it without reading the full document yourself — there’s a LOT MORE to it than they will tell you!”

You can read that document by clicking Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House. This document was prepared exclusively by Secular Democrats of America PAC for President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Transition Team. Although Republicans are lacking, when examined in the light of God’s Word, they are far closer to God’s ideal than are the Democrats.

2Co.11.14Another revealing document is the 2020 Democratic Platform. “Each year, the platform highlights the Democratic Party’s priorities and political agenda for the nation, and this year, the DNC was not coy about their support for radical policies that will expand abortion, overturn pro-life legislation, and ultimately continue the slaughter of millions of American babies – over 60 million since 1973” See 2020 Democratic Party Platform – A “Rough” Draft on Life for a good analysis of how the Democratic Platform addresses the murder of unborn babies. Please keep in mind, when reading the platform, that Satan always makes his way sound good. “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). See also, Know the Issues and Share with Others.

Just as the doom of individuals, families, and churches (except for a remnant) is directed by Satan, so will the downfall of all nations be orchestrated by Satan. See Satan Orchestrates the World System. It is important to remember, however, that God gives every individual, every family, every church, and every nation a choice between going by His or Satan’s principles. All individuals and institutions are doomed if they let Satan’s principles of force, greed, selfishness, ambition, and/or pleasure influence them to give in to their lusts and follow Satan. For complete Bible studies of these matters, see God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the America Application.

Some believers assume, rather than studying the Word of God to find the answer, that believers are not to be concerned with the affairs of this world, that personal soul winning is the only front on which they are to fight. As a result of this mistaken philosophy, far fewer souls are saved and the world is rapidly descending into darkness. God’s Word lays out important principles concerning the four types of governments: individual, family, civil, and church. Believers are called to acquire and apply God’s knowledge, understanding, and wisdom concerning each of these types of governments. Sadly, few have done so.

Ultimately, as the Bible reveals, the hope of the individual is to repent (turn to God with a humble and contrite spirit) and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal savior. This will be the beginning of a new life. The believer who continues in God’s Word will become His disciple and will know the truth which will set him free (See Jn. 8.31-32). The truth that He is to know is in the Word of God. See God’s Plan of Salvation.

According to the Bible, the believer is to become a spiritual soldier:

  • “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3-4).
  • “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11).

Children of God, those who are born again, are to fight on all fronts—individual, family, civil government, and church. As explained in much detail in the Bible, each of these institutions was ordained by God. God gave each a specific purpose and lays out the principles upon which it is to proceed. God commands believers to fight, using God’s methods:

  • “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

The highest places are families, civil governments, and churches. Only a small remnant of churches and  families, since believers have not studied and applied the principles in God’s Word, get things correct and order themselves according to Bible doctrine. Likewise the nations have steadily headed toward the final end time prophesies of the Word of God, toward a catastrophic one world government. How can Christians hope to be effective in properly ordering civil government when they attend churches (if they attend churches) which are heretical or apostate?

Although Satan has deceived America to a great extent, America still has not completely caved. President Donald Trump’s reversal of many of Satan’s advances greatly hampered the march toward the end times. As a result, something had to be done, so Satan devised and implemented, through his disciples in the Democratic Party, an intricate plan to make sure that, no matter the will of the American people, Donald Trump would be defeated. He perpetrated the greatest fraud in American history and rigged the election.  He had done the same thing in the 2016 election, but his efforts were not thorough enough. He did not make the same mistake twice. This was a vital part of Satan’s ferocious warfare designed to bring America within his fold.

Even though God’s Word assures us that the end time one world religious/political system will come to pass, believers should continue the fight. The purpose, as with all the warfare believers are called to fight, is to shine the light of the gospel for the world to see. Without light, people perish. The light is to shine in darkness:

  • “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-5).

Relevant Bible Studies:

A. The biblical doctrine of “Government” (Part One, Section I of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

  1. Introduction to articles on “The biblical doctrine of government” (Section I, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application)
  2. The Motivation and the Goal (Section I, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
  3. Biblical teaching on self-government (Section I, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
  4. Biblical teaching on family government and conscience (Section I, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
  5. Biblical teaching on civil Government (Section I, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed)
  6. God desires nations to choose to glorify Him (Section I, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed)
  7. Israel-The only theocracy ordained by God (Section I, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
  8. God is the God of Israel (Section I, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed)
  9. God desires Gentile nations to glorify Him (Section I, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed)
  10. God Judges Nations (Section I, Chapter 10 of God Betrayed)
  11. Satan orchestrates the world system (Section I, Chapter 11 of God Betrayed)
  12. Conclusion to ”The biblical doctrine of government” (Section I, Chapter 12 of God Betrayed)

For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
Audio teaching on the Biblical Doctrine of Government


B. The biblical doctrine of “Church” (Part One, Section II of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

1. Introduction to Bible Studies on “The Biblical Doctrine of the Church” (Section II, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed)c
 2. Definition, organization, and purposes of a church (Section II, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
3. Christ, the Head/Husband/Bridegroom of His churches (Section II, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
(Articles on Church apostasy: 4-10 below):
4. Heresy and apostasy (Section II, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
5. Church Incorporation, 501(c)(3), Heresy, and Apostasy
6. Recent Accelerated Apostasy in the United States
 (Section II, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed)
7. Apostasy at the end of the church age (A significant revision of Section II, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed)

8. Biblical principles of church heresy and apostasy exemplified: 

8a. On Jack Hyles Sermon, “The Treasure is in a Field”
8b. Jack Schaap, First Baptist of Hammond, Heresy and Apostasy
8c. Letters from Pastors Regarding Hyles/Schaap and Other Articles (Published September 6, 2010)
8d. More letters from pastors and others regarding issues raised on this “Separation of Church and State Law” blog (Includes more letters concerning Hyles, Schaap, and First Baptist Church of Hammond. Published April 18, 2010)
8e. Article: The Richest Cult Leaders in the World (List includes, e.g., Rick Warren, Joel Olsteen, T.D. Jakes, Charles Blake, L. Ron Hubbard, Charles Manson, Crefo A. Dollar, Thomas F. Monson, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and a host of others.
8f. Romans 13.18-32 Lessons Learned from Street Preaching Encounter with a Reprobate (121117)

9. Outcome-Based Religion: Purpose,  Apostasy, & the New Paradigm Church by Mac Dominick, Cutting Edge Ministries
10. The coming universal church will reign with the Lord (A significant revision of Section II, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
11. Conclusion to Bible Studies on the Biblical Doctrine of the Church (Section II, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed)

For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
Audio teachings on the Biblical Doctrine of the Church

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C. The biblical doctrine of “Separation of Church and State” (Part One, Section III of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

  1. Introduction to the biblical doctrine of “Separation of Church and State” (Section III, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed)
  2. Definitions of “separation of church and state,” “established church,” and “religious freedom or soul liberty” (Section III, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
  3. Dispensational Theology versus Covenant Theology (Section III, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
  4. Distinct differences between church and state render them mutually exclusive (Section III, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
    (The complete book, Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses , with some minor modifications, is reproduced in items 5-12 below (click the above link to go to a more graphic online version of the book). This book is a more detailed version of Section III, Chapters 5 and 6, of God Betrayed.)
  5. Introduction to “Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses” (Chapter 1 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses. This material was also covered in less detail in God Betrayed, Section III, Chapters 5, 6.)
  6. Doth not your Master pay tribute? Matthew 17.24-27 (Chapter 2 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  7. Render unto Caesar…? Luke 20.25, Matthey 22.21, Mark 22.17 (Chapter 3 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  8. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers? Romans 13 (Chapter 4 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  9. Submit to every ordinance of man? 1 Peter 2.13 (Chapter 5 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  10. Pray for all rulers? 1 Timothy 2.1-6 (Chapter 6 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  11. Conclusion to “Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses” (Chapter 7 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  12. Article: “American Abuse of Romans 12.1-2 and Related Verses.” This article shows the biblical bankruptcy of the false teaching that Romans 13 and some other verses taken out of context teach almost unlimited submission by Christians and churches to civil government. This article was not included in Render Unto God The Things That Are His.
  13. Christ-Church-Husband-Wife, Bridegroom-bride (Section III, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
  14. Conclusion (Section III, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed)

“Iron Sharpeneth Iron” TV interview of Pastor Jason Cooley and Christian Attorney Jerald Finney. Host is Pastor Brandon Teague of Old Paths Baptist Church in Paris, Texas. Click link and scroll down to program: Romans 13 explained (Program # 172)

Click here to go to the article “Is Separation of Church and State Found in the Constitution?”

Article: Scofield’s “true church” doctrine

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For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
Audio teaching on the Biblical Doctrine of Separation of Church and State 


D. The history of religious liberty in America (Part Two, Section IV of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application,  “History of Religious Freedom in America”):

Our Baptist forefathers stood in times of severe persecution. They did not deny their faith to get out of being persecuted. They “suffered persecution.” As a result of the stand of our Baptist foretathers, Americans, to this point, have enjoyed religious freedom, as well as freedom of speech, press, assembly, and the right to petition the civil government for a redress of grievances. In other words,Americans owe their First Amendment to the United States Constitution (pictured above) to the Baptists. The question for believers is, are we ready to suffer persecution if that is the price of standing for Christ? The question is important because, from all appearances, the time may soon come when believers may have to choose between suffering or denial of Christ. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).

  1. Introduction to “The History of Religious Freedom in America” (Section IV, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed)
  2. Secular and Christian revisionism (Section IV, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
  3. The consequences of secular and Christian revisionism (Section IV, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
  4. The light begins to shine (Section IV, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
  5. The Pilgrims and the Puritans in Massachusetts (Section IV, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed). The Congregationalists (Puritans) brutally beatObadiah Holmes for his beliefs. Holmes said of his beating: “As the man began to lay the strokes upon my back, I said to the people, though my flesh should fail, yet God will not fail: so it pleased the Lord to come in, and fill my heart and tongue as a vessel full, and with audible voice I break forth, praying the Lord not to lay this sin to their charge, and telling the people I found He did not fail me, and therefore now I should trust Him forever who failed me not: for in truth, as the strokes fell upon me, I had such a spiritual manifestation of God’s presence as I never had before, and the outward pain was so removed from me that I could well bear it, yea, in a manner felt it not, although it was grievous.” When he was released from the post, he said to the magistrates, “Ye have beaten me as with roses.” He was another Baptist hero whose sufferings contributed to the adoption of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  6. The Baptists of Rhode Island (Section IV, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed)
    Click the following link to read the Portsmouth Compact (1638).
    Click the following to read the Rhode Island Charter of 1663.
    These documents and the history surrounding them are chronicled in Section IV, Chapter 6 of Jerald Finney’s book, God Betrayed which is reproduced in the above article, The Baptists of Rhode Island. Rhode Island showed us the way to draft its legal documents in such a way as to explicitly establish a government under Jesus Christ while honoring the biblical principle of separation of church and state (also called religious liberty, soul liberty, and freedom of conscience).
  7. The Separates and the Baptists in New England (Section IV, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
  8. From New England to the South (Section IV, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed). Photo of Shubal Stearns preaching at Sandy Creek, North Carolina follows. His preaching led to a great revival which resulted in the planting of untold numbers of Baptist churches throughout the south.
  9. To Virginia (Section IV, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed).
    Click the following link to read what James Madison thought of union of church and state: Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments.
    Click the following link to read what Thomas Jefferson thought of union of church and state: The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.
    Click here to read President James Madison’s letter explaining why he vetoed a bill to incorporate a church in the District of Columbia.
    Have you ever read these very important documents in Christian revisionist literature? Find out much more about these and other historical facts in Virginia by reading Section IV, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed which is reproduced in the above article, To Virginia.
  10. To the new nation (Section IV, Chapter 10 of God Betrayed). Photo of Leland Madison Memorial Park:
  11. Conclusion to “The History of Religious Freedom in America” (Section IV, Chapter 11 of God Betrayed)

For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
“The History of the First Amendment”

010610 An Abridged History of the First Amendment. Since this topic is so vast, this article is longer than most articles on this blog—21 single spaced pages, excluding endnotes (not so long considering the wealth of information distilled on this vital subject). Sadly, very few Christians know the facts presented in this history. Tragically, few Christians want to know it. To fully understand the issue of separation of church  and state, one must have knowledge of the history of the First Amendment.


E. Articles on Supreme Court Religion Clause jurisprudence (In other words, articles explaining what the Supreme Court has done with the religion clause of the First Amendment)(Part Two, Section V of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application).

  1. Introduction to “Religion Clause Jurisprudence”
  2. The 19th Century Supreme Court interpretation of “separation of church and state”
  3. Application of the First Amendment to the states: 1868-1947
  4. Separation of God and state: 1947-2007
  5. Conclusion to “Religion Clause Jurisprudence”

For Jerald Finney’s audio teaching on the above, click the following link:
Supreme Court Religion Clause Jurisprudence


F. Articles on “God Betrayed: Union of Church and State in America” (Part Two, Section VI of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

Some have called God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application the encyclopedia of information on the issue of separation of church and state. For one who has some concept of the biblical principles involved, the author was encouraged to write Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities?, a book which gets to the church issues of incorporation, 501(c)(3), how a church may utilize property without becoming a legal entity, etc. much more succinctly. This study presents both books.

  1. Preface to “God Betrayed: Union of Church and State in America”
  2. Introduction to Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? (Chapter 1 of Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities. This introduction is more suitable for one who has not read God Betrayed.
  3. Introduction to Chapter 1, Section VI of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application. This introduction is far one who has read the first 5 sections of God Betrayed.
  4. Spiritual versus legal entities (Chapter 2 of Separation of Church and State. This is a summary of important information for one who has not read God Betrayed.).
  5. Incorporation of Churches (Section VI, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed; Chapter 3 of Separation of Church and State)
  6. Incorporation of churches in the colonies and the new nation (Section VI, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed; Not included in Separation of Church and State)
  7. Federal government control of churches through 501(c)(3) tax exemption (Section VI, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed; Chapter 4 of Separation of Church and State)
  8. The church incorporation-501(c)(3) control scheme (Section VI, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed; Chapter 5 of Separation of Church and State)
  9. Spurious rationale for church incorporation: limited liability/incorporation increases liability of church members (Section VI, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed; Chapter 6 of Separation of Church and State)
  10. Spurious rationale for church incorporation: to hold property (Section VI, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed; Chapter 7 of Separation of Church and State)
  11. Spurious rationale for church corporate-501(c)(3) status: tax exemption and tax deductions for contributions OR Tax reasons given for church corporate 501(c)(3) status: a biblical and legal analysis (Section VI, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed; Chapter 8 of Separation of Church and State)
  12. Spurious rationale for church corporate-501(c)(3) status: one’s convictions (Not included in God Betrayed or Separation of Church and State)
  13. Spurious rationale for church corporate-501(c)(3) status: winning souls is more important than loving God/The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Not included in either God Betrayed or Separation of Church and State)
  14. The results of ignoring the biblical principle of separation of church and state (Section VI, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed; Chapter 3 ofSeparation of Church and State; Not included in Separation of Church and State)
  15. Conclusion to Separation of Church and State
  16. Conclusion to Section VI, Chapter 10 of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application

Democrat Plans for America in Black and White
Jerald Finney
Copyright © December 19, 2020

Democrats are making no bones about their plans for America. Most importantly from God’s Word, they plan to drop Israel in favor of Iran, the plan to support abortion anywhere and everywhere they can, and their plan to attack individuals and families who oppose their abominable teachings concerning, for example, sexual abominations. Those are just a small sampling of their vision and agenda. More is revealed in a document released by “secular” Democrats (almost all Democratic leaders) on their plans for America. These and other plans are apparent. Their plans are anti-God, anti-Bible and pro-Satan. The ultimate author of their plans is Satan, the god of this world.

Glen Beck recently wrote on his webiste:

  • “The war on Christmas is very real but that’s not the ultimate target of the far-left — YOU ARE. A document was just released by the Secular Democrats of America detailing their plan to strip our nation of any and all of our Judeo-Christian values and wage an all-out war on Christ and urge the Biden administration to clampdown on conservative Christians. Don’t read the news stories about it without reading the full document yourself — there’s a LOT MORE to it than they will tell you!:

You can read that document by clicking Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House. This document was prepared exclusively by Secular Democrats of America PAC for President-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Transition Team. Although Republicans are lacking, when examined in the light of God’s Word, they are far closer to God’s ideal than are the Democrats. Another revealing document is the 2020 Democratic Platform. “Each year, the platform highlights the Democratic Party’s priorities and political agenda for the nation, and this year, the DNC was not coy about their support for radical policies that will expand abortion, overturn pro-life legislation, and ultimately continue the slaughter of millions of American babies – over 60 million since 1973” See 2020 Democratic Party Platform – A “Rough” Draft on Life for a good analysis of how the Democratic Platform addresses the murder of unborn babies. Please keep in mind, when reading the platform, that Satan always makes his way sound good. “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). See also, Know the Issues and Share with Others.

Just as the doom of individuals, families, and churches (except for a remnant) is directed by Satan, so will the downfall of all nations be orchestrated by Satan. See Satan Orchestrates the World System. It is important to remember, however, that God gives every individual, every family, every church, and every nation a choice between going by His or Satan’s principles. All individuals and institutions are doomed if they let Satan’s principles of force, greed, selfishness, ambition, and/or pleasure influence them to give in to their lusts and follow Satan. See

Some believers assume, rather than studying the Word of God to find the answer, that believers are not to be concerned with the affairs of this world, that personal soul winning is the only front on which they are to fight. As a result of this mistaken philosophy, far fewer soul are saved. God’s Word lays out important principles concerning the four types of governments: individual, family, civil, and church. Believers are called to acquire and apply God’s knowledge, understanding, and wisdom concerning each of these types of governments. For more understanding on what the Bible teaching on each, see,  Sadly, few have done so.

Ultimately, as the Bible reveals, the hope of the individual is to come to God with a humble and contrite spirit, repent of sins, and trust the Lord Jesus Christ as his/her personal savior. This will be the beginning of a new life in which one who continues in His Word will become His disciple and will know the truth which will set him free (See Jn. 8.31-32). The truth that He is to know is in the Word of God, the King James Bible.

According to the Bible, the believer is to become a spiritual soldier:

  • “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3-4).
  • “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11).

He is to fight on all fronts—individual, family, civil government, and church. As explained in much detail in the Bible, each of these institutions was ordained by God. God gave each a specific purpose and lays out the principles upon which it is to proceed. Most importantly, God commands believers to fight, using God’s methods:

  • “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”

The highest places are civil government and the church. Of course, only a small remnant of churches get things correct, order themselves according to Bible doctrine and operation. Likewise the nations have steadily headed toward the final end time prophesies of the Word of God, toward a catastrophic one world government. Although Satan has deceived America to a great extent, America still has not completely caved. President Donald Trump reversed many of Satan’s advances greatly hampered the march toward the end times. Something had to be done, so Satan devised and implemented, through his human disciples and the Democratic Party, an intricate plan to make sure that no matter the will of the American people, Donald Trump would be defeated. He perpetrated the greates fraud in American history and rigged the election.  This was a vital part of Satan’s ferocious warfare designed to bring America within his fold. Even though God’s Word assures us that this will come to pass, believers should continue the fight with God’s knowledge, understanding and wisdom. The purpose, as with all the warfare believers are called to fight, is to shine the light of the gospel for the world to see. Without light, people perish. The light is to shine in darkness

  • “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:1-5).

Relevant Bible Studies:

A. The biblical doctrine of “Government” (Part One, Section I of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

  1. Introduction to articles on “The biblical doctrine of government” (Section I, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application)
  2. The Motivation and the Goal (Section I, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
  3. Biblical teaching on self-government (Section I, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
  4. Biblical teaching on family government and conscience (Section I, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
  5. Biblical teaching on civil Government (Section I, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed)
  6. God desires nations to choose to glorify Him (Section I, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed)
  7. Israel-The only theocracy ordained by God (Section I, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
  8. God is the God of Israel (Section I, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed)
  9. God desires Gentile nations to glorify Him (Section I, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed)
  10. God Judges Nations (Section I, Chapter 10 of God Betrayed)
  11. Satan orchestrates the world system (Section I, Chapter 11 of God Betrayed)
  12. Conclusion to ”The biblical doctrine of government” (Section I, Chapter 12 of God Betrayed)

For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
Audio teaching on the Biblical Doctrine of Government


B. The biblical doctrine of “Church” (Part One, Section II of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

1. Introduction to Bible Studies on “The Biblical Doctrine of the Church” (Section II, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed)c
 2. Definition, organization, and purposes of a church (Section II, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
3. Christ, the Head/Husband/Bridegroom of His churches (Section II, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
(Articles on Church apostasy: 4-10 below):
4. Heresy and apostasy (Section II, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
5. Church Incorporation, 501(c)(3), Heresy, and Apostasy
6. Recent Accelerated Apostasy in the United States
 (Section II, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed)
7. Apostasy at the end of the church age (A significant revision of Section II, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed)

8. Biblical principles of church heresy and apostasy exemplified: 

8a. On Jack Hyles Sermon, “The Treasure is in a Field”
8b. Jack Schaap, First Baptist of Hammond, Heresy and Apostasy
8c. Letters from Pastors Regarding Hyles/Schaap and Other Articles (Published September 6, 2010)
8d. More letters from pastors and others regarding issues raised on this “Separation of Church and State Law” blog (Includes more letters concerning Hyles, Schaap, and First Baptist Church of Hammond. Published April 18, 2010)
8e. Article: The Richest Cult Leaders in the World (List includes, e.g., Rick Warren, Joel Olsteen, T.D. Jakes, Charles Blake, L. Ron Hubbard, Charles Manson, Crefo A. Dollar, Thomas F. Monson, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland and a host of others.
8f. Romans 13.18-32 Lessons Learned from Street Preaching Encounter with a Reprobate (121117)

9. Outcome-Based Religion: Purpose,  Apostasy, & the New Paradigm Church by Mac Dominick, Cutting Edge Ministries
10. The coming universal church will reign with the Lord (A significant revision of Section II, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
11. Conclusion to Bible Studies on the Biblical Doctrine of the Church (Section II, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed)

For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
Audio teachings on the Biblical Doctrine of the Church

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C. The biblical doctrine of “Separation of Church and State” (Part One, Section III of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

  1. Introduction to the biblical doctrine of “Separation of Church and State” (Section III, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed)
  2. Definitions of “separation of church and state,” “established church,” and “religious freedom or soul liberty” (Section III, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
  3. Dispensational Theology versus Covenant Theology (Section III, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
  4. Distinct differences between church and state render them mutually exclusive (Section III, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
    (The complete book, Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses , with some minor modifications, is reproduced in items 5-12 below (click the above link to go to a more graphic online version of the book). This book is a more detailed version of Section III, Chapters 5 and 6, of God Betrayed.)
  5. Introduction to “Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses” (Chapter 1 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses. This material was also covered in less detail in God Betrayed, Section III, Chapters 5, 6.)
  6. Doth not your Master pay tribute? Matthew 17.24-27 (Chapter 2 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  7. Render unto Caesar…? Luke 20.25, Matthey 22.21, Mark 22.17 (Chapter 3 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  8. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers? Romans 13 (Chapter 4 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  9. Submit to every ordinance of man? 1 Peter 2.13 (Chapter 5 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  10. Pray for all rulers? 1 Timothy 2.1-6 (Chapter 6 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  11. Conclusion to “Render unto God the Things that Are His: A Systematic Study of Romans 13 and Related Verses” (Chapter 7 of Render Unto God the Things that Are His)
  12. Article: “American Abuse of Romans 12.1-2 and Related Verses.” This article shows the biblical bankruptcy of the false teaching that Romans 13 and some other verses taken out of context teach almost unlimited submission by Christians and churches to civil government. This article was not included in Render Unto God The Things That Are His.
  13. Christ-Church-Husband-Wife, Bridegroom-bride (Section III, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
  14. Conclusion (Section III, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed)

“Iron Sharpeneth Iron” TV interview of Pastor Jason Cooley and Christian Attorney Jerald Finney. Host is Pastor Brandon Teague of Old Paths Baptist Church in Paris, Texas. Click link and scroll down to program: Romans 13 explained (Program # 172)

Click here to go to the article “Is Separation of Church and State Found in the Constitution?”

Article: Scofield’s “true church” doctrine

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For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
Audio teaching on the Biblical Doctrine of Separation of Church and State 


D. The history of religious liberty in America (Part Two, Section IV of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application,  “History of Religious Freedom in America”):

Our Baptist forefathers stood in times of severe persecution. They did not deny their faith to get out of being persecuted. They “suffered persecution.” As a result of the stand of our Baptist foretathers, Americans, to this point, have enjoyed religious freedom, as well as freedom of speech, press, assembly, and the right to petition the civil government for a redress of grievances. In other words,Americans owe their First Amendment to the United States Constitution (pictured above) to the Baptists. The question for believers is, are we ready to suffer persecution if that is the price of standing for Christ? The question is important because, from all appearances, the time may soon come when believers may have to choose between suffering or denial of Christ. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).

  1. Introduction to “The History of Religious Freedom in America” (Section IV, Chapter 1 of God Betrayed)
  2. Secular and Christian revisionism (Section IV, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed)
  3. The consequences of secular and Christian revisionism (Section IV, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed)
  4. The light begins to shine (Section IV, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed)
  5. The Pilgrims and the Puritans in Massachusetts (Section IV, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed). The Congregationalists (Puritans) brutally beatObadiah Holmes for his beliefs. Holmes said of his beating: “As the man began to lay the strokes upon my back, I said to the people, though my flesh should fail, yet God will not fail: so it pleased the Lord to come in, and fill my heart and tongue as a vessel full, and with audible voice I break forth, praying the Lord not to lay this sin to their charge, and telling the people I found He did not fail me, and therefore now I should trust Him forever who failed me not: for in truth, as the strokes fell upon me, I had such a spiritual manifestation of God’s presence as I never had before, and the outward pain was so removed from me that I could well bear it, yea, in a manner felt it not, although it was grievous.” When he was released from the post, he said to the magistrates, “Ye have beaten me as with roses.” He was another Baptist hero whose sufferings contributed to the adoption of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
  6. The Baptists of Rhode Island (Section IV, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed)
    Click the following link to read the Portsmouth Compact (1638).
    Click the following to read the Rhode Island Charter of 1663.
    These documents and the history surrounding them are chronicled in Section IV, Chapter 6 of Jerald Finney’s book, God Betrayed which is reproduced in the above article, The Baptists of Rhode Island. Rhode Island showed us the way to draft its legal documents in such a way as to explicitly establish a government under Jesus Christ while honoring the biblical principle of separation of church and state (also called religious liberty, soul liberty, and freedom of conscience).
  7. The Separates and the Baptists in New England (Section IV, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed)
  8. From New England to the South (Section IV, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed). Photo of Shubal Stearns preaching at Sandy Creek, North Carolina follows. His preaching led to a great revival which resulted in the planting of untold numbers of Baptist churches throughout the south.
  9. To Virginia (Section IV, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed).
    Click the following link to read what James Madison thought of union of church and state: Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments.
    Click the following link to read what Thomas Jefferson thought of union of church and state: The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.
    Click here to read President James Madison’s letter explaining why he vetoed a bill to incorporate a church in the District of Columbia.
    Have you ever read these very important documents in Christian revisionist literature? Find out much more about these and other historical facts in Virginia by reading Section IV, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed which is reproduced in the above article, To Virginia.
  10. To the new nation (Section IV, Chapter 10 of God Betrayed). Photo of Leland Madison Memorial Park:
  11. Conclusion to “The History of Religious Freedom in America” (Section IV, Chapter 11 of God Betrayed)

For Jerald Finney’s audio teachings on the above, click the following link:
“The History of the First Amendment”

010610 An Abridged History of the First Amendment. Since this topic is so vast, this article is longer than most articles on this blog—21 single spaced pages, excluding endnotes (not so long considering the wealth of information distilled on this vital subject). Sadly, very few Christians know the facts presented in this history. Tragically, few Christians want to know it. To fully understand the issue of separation of church  and state, one must have knowledge of the history of the First Amendment.


E. Articles on Supreme Court Religion Clause jurisprudence (In other words, articles explaining what the Supreme Court has done with the religion clause of the First Amendment)(Part Two, Section V of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application).

  1. Introduction to “Religion Clause Jurisprudence”
  2. The 19th Century Supreme Court interpretation of “separation of church and state”
  3. Application of the First Amendment to the states: 1868-1947
  4. Separation of God and state: 1947-2007
  5. Conclusion to “Religion Clause Jurisprudence”

For Jerald Finney’s audio teaching on the above, click the following link:
Supreme Court Religion Clause Jurisprudence


F. Articles on “God Betrayed: Union of Church and State in America” (Part Two, Section VI of God Betrayed/Separation of Church and State: The Biblical Principles and the American Application):

Some have called God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application the encyclopedia of information on the issue of separation of church and state. For one who has some concept of the biblical principles involved, the author was encouraged to write Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities?, a book which gets to the church issues of incorporation, 501(c)(3), how a church may utilize property without becoming a legal entity, etc. much more succinctly. This study presents both books.

  1. Preface to “God Betrayed: Union of Church and State in America”
  2. Introduction to Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities? (Chapter 1 of Separation of Church and State: God’s Churches: Spiritual or Legal Entities. This introduction is more suitable for one who has not read God Betrayed.
  3. Introduction to Chapter 1, Section VI of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application. This introduction is far one who has read the first 5 sections of God Betrayed.
  4. Spiritual versus legal entities (Chapter 2 of Separation of Church and State. This is a summary of important information for one who has not read God Betrayed.).
  5. Incorporation of Churches (Section VI, Chapter 2 of God Betrayed; Chapter 3 of Separation of Church and State)
  6. Incorporation of churches in the colonies and the new nation (Section VI, Chapter 3 of God Betrayed; Not included in Separation of Church and State)
  7. Federal government control of churches through 501(c)(3) tax exemption (Section VI, Chapter 4 of God Betrayed; Chapter 4 of Separation of Church and State)
  8. The church incorporation-501(c)(3) control scheme (Section VI, Chapter 5 of God Betrayed; Chapter 5 of Separation of Church and State)
  9. Spurious rationale for church incorporation: limited liability/incorporation increases liability of church members (Section VI, Chapter 6 of God Betrayed; Chapter 6 of Separation of Church and State)
  10. Spurious rationale for church incorporation: to hold property (Section VI, Chapter 7 of God Betrayed; Chapter 7 of Separation of Church and State)
  11. Spurious rationale for church corporate-501(c)(3) status: tax exemption and tax deductions for contributions OR Tax reasons given for church corporate 501(c)(3) status: a biblical and legal analysis (Section VI, Chapter 8 of God Betrayed; Chapter 8 of Separation of Church and State)
  12. Spurious rationale for church corporate-501(c)(3) status: one’s convictions (Not included in God Betrayed or Separation of Church and State)
  13. Spurious rationale for church corporate-501(c)(3) status: winning souls is more important than loving God/The Most Important Thing: Loving God and/or Winning Souls (Not included in either God Betrayed or Separation of Church and State)
  14. The results of ignoring the biblical principle of separation of church and state (Section VI, Chapter 9 of God Betrayed; Chapter 3 ofSeparation of Church and State; Not included in Separation of Church and State)
  15. Conclusion to Separation of Church and State
  16. Conclusion to Section VI, Chapter 10 of God Betrayed: Separation of Church and State/The Biblical Principles and the American Application

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