Feb 272009

From A FAITH TO LIVE BY, Sadie tiller Crawley: 

“Since Baptists believe that every individual must be free to worship as he pleases, and that every individual is responsible to God for his own choices, they also believe in the absolute separation of church and state.  A state-controlled religion cannot leave individuals free to worship as they choose.” 

“Dr.M. Theron Rankin says:  ‘Separation of church and state must be upheld if we are to continue to have a free state, a free church, and free individuals.’

And Dr.  W.F. Powell states:  ” The doctrine of religious liberty is America’s greatest contribution to the science of government.  With their blood Baptists helped to buy religious liberty in American.  The question of the separation of church and state was settled by Christ nineteen hundred years ago.”