What This Supreme Court Justice Ruled About Christianity in 1799 Isn’t Taught in Public Schools Today, but it should be.
Samuel Chase was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and served on the U.S. Supreme Court. While not as famous as some of his contemporaries, he’s still important for a number of reasons.
One of them, a ruling in a 1799 Supreme Court case, will drive liberals nuts. Needless to say, you’re not going to hear about this ruling in public schools.
Back when Supreme Court justices would also serve on lower courts, Chase would write the opinion for the Massachusetts Supreme Court case of M’Creery’s Lessee v. Allender.
The case involved whether an Irish immigrant by the name of Thomas M’Creery had become a naturalized U.S. citizen and whether he was eligible to leave his estate to a relative in Ireland.
“Thomas M’Creery, in order to become … naturalized according to the Act of Assembly … on the 30th of September, 1795, took the oath … before the Honorable Samuel Chase, Esquire, then being the Chief Judge of the State of Maryland … and did then and there receive from the said Chief Judge, a certificate thereof. … ‘Maryland; I, Samuel Chase, Chief Judge of the State of Maryland, do hereby certify all whom it may concern, that … personally appeared before me Thomas M’Creery, and did repeat and subscribe a declaration of his belief in the Christian Religion, and take the oath required by the Act of Assembly of this State, entitled, An Act for Naturalization,’” Chase’s opinion read.
Not only that, in another 1799 case — Runkel v. Winemiller — Chase opined that Christianity was America’s established religion.
“Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people. By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty,” he wrote (H/T WND).
Chase’s words are generally ignored by liberals, and for good reason. It completely destroys their myth of church and state separation.
However, that does not mean we can’t remind them of Samuel Chase’s bold statement about Christianity’s place in American life, especially since he was not the only signer to assure us of the significance of the Christian religion in the formation of these United States.
Sadly, too many Christians are ill-informed of the truths surrounding the development and formation of this great nation. The progressive/liberals fear Christians being properly informed as they know in their heart-of-hearts that could completely upset their godless, self-empowering agenda but God will not be mocked. God is the one responsible for the quick rise to greatness America was able to achieve and victories in spite of incredible odds, and now, in America’s collective turning of its back on the Creator we have set ourselves up for a great destruction. In a fashion similar to the way in which He punished Israel in the past for breaking covenant with Him, He may use a nation “more wicked than ourselves” to inflict punishment.
Perhaps it is not too late for 2nd Chronicles 7:14
The time is NOW
– Pastor Ward