Another Excerpt from Michael Horton, Dealing with Third Commandment

The problem, as I see it, is not that we have “taken God out of the public schools” or that we have “removed public acknowledgment of God at the courthouse.” It is that we have taken God out of the churches and have removed public acknowledgment of God and His attributes from our personal and public lives as Christians. Why should Christians lament the day when the Ten Commandments were taken down from the wall in the classroom when few of them can name these decrees themselves? When the world forgets God, the church is called upon to proclaim Him more widely. But what happens when the church forgets God? Who speaks for Him then? Frankly, I am more offended by the hucksters, heretics, and healers who misuse God’s name than those kids who passed by my window each day, whose profanity did far less damage to the coinage of the divine name. – Michael Horton, The Law of Perfect Freedom, p 96


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