The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted its “stay” on the order to remove the 10 Commandments monument from the Alabama State Judicial Building. Chief Justice Roy Moore has until August 20 to comply.
Vision Forum has a great article about Moore’s stand.
Moore’s case is significant in that he refuses to “win at any cost”. He is not arguing that the Ten Commandments have simply a historic significance.
He has staked his case, his career, his very life on a simple proposition: The Lord God of the Bible who gave us the Ten Commandments is the only source of law and authority under which our nation and its judges may govern. It is this very God of Scripture to whom our Framers appealed when they drafted the charter documents for our nation.
Moore insists that the First Amendment, which prohibits Congress from making a law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion, is not applicable to him.
As Moore has pointed out: He is not Congress, and no law has been passed. He is simply acknowledging the source of law, God Almighty.
This case has been appealed to the US Supreme Court. I pray they will hear the case. If SCOTUS hears the case, it will likely issue a comprehensive ruling that will end America’s wavering between two opinions (1 Kings 18:21). Either the Lord will be acknowledged as supreme over our laws, Constitution, government, and nation, or He will be denied.
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. 6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. 8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.