We will make a striking comparison between the United States of America with the ancient state of Israel, according to the Holy Bible. This will serve to demonstrate what is the relationship between government and religion.
Why is this important? Because I don't think the world understands that religion, or what we think of as religion in the ancient times, was really much more synonymous with the government of that era. Today we think that we have government and on the side there is religion. However that is not the case, this division is not as it seems.
We have a government in power in most nations of the present era, which is actually without using the label on it, the current religion. Think on that. The governments of now are the religion we obey.