• Justice Scalia against religious neutrality – ‘this is a Christian nation’
• Some states allowing muslim students to pray but no Christians can pray or have Bible Studies?
• The key – I Chron. 29: 1 ‘The palace is not for MAN, but for the Lord God’
• Vs. 3 ‘I have set my affection to the house of my God’
• Vs. 14 ‘for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee’
• Recognize that it all belongs to God
• You can’t show me multi million dollar mortgages to build the church
• You can’t show me a church committee in the Bible
• II Chron. 2:1 ‘And Solomon DETERMINED…’ It takes a leader with vision and determination to build God’s way.
• Vs. 2 ‘and Solomon TOLD…’ He didn’t vote. He TOLD them how to do it, where to do it, when to do it, with whom…
• 70,000 men to carry the burden
• 80,000 to hew stones in the forest
• 3,600 to over see them
• Plenty of men, material, money
• Solomon built his own house with materials and MONEY left over from the Temple