Jim Harroun's Sunday sermon, published in The News-Review on Dec. 9, was not only inappropriate in a general newspaper such as this, but has zero chance of achieving his goal (that we all now turn to the God he worships).
He also wrongly asserted that our American Constitution is founded on Biblical principles. Yes, that is a mistaken belief of many Christians, but I challenge Jim or anyone to state specifically what principle of our Constitution is based on any Bible principle.
The American system is NOT Christian, and is, in fact, drastically opposed to biblical principles.
The primary purpose of the Constitution was to establish a form of government, and what it envisioned was something radically different from the ideal government envisioned in the Bible, where the ideal government (which the Christian faithful are hoping will one day come to be) is the "kingdom of God," headed by a king appointed by God himself or by a prophet of God. The people would have no voice in the selection of this "anointed one" ("Messiah"). In such a government the laws would be handed down from God's king or God's prophets, and imposed on the people, with no input from the people. That kingdom would ultimately govern the entire world. "Every knee shall bow."
In marked contrast, the US Constitution established a government headed by leaders selected by the people themselves. The laws are to be made by representatives of the people by vote of the majority, and can be changed if the people vote to do so. The many laws in the Bible do not appear in our Constitution, and many would be in violation of it.
That is, the Bible envisions a theocracy, whereas the Constitution envisions a representative democratic republic. Those are incompatible ideas.