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08 July, 2010

Just a Thought...

Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both.
-James Wilson

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
-First amendment to the Constitution

This is freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM it. We just can't make it up as we go. There MUST be a moral and spiritual foundation on which to build. The Constitution is not my Bible, but that's the womb from where it was born.

I have been accused by both those that are close to me and those who don't care much for me, that I should not let my theology and my political ideology get too close to each other. I tell them, that I cannot have one without the other and that while I do not wish this country to be a theocracy, I believe that our founding fathers felt the same way I do. I have told them that my ideology is FOUNDED on my theology. This thinking has even cost me a ministry in my own church. Sad, but true.

First, judging from history, every time a people were ruled by theocracy, it didn't work. God wanted to set up a perfect theocracy with Israel back in the Old Testament. He laid down a set of laws to follow and put Moses in charge of judging the people. After a while God had Moses appoint judges when he was overwhelmed by the responsibility of holding court solo for a couple million people. After so long the people thought they were missing out because they didn't have a king like all of the other countries around. God tried to tell them it would be a mistake, but they didn't listen. You can read all about it in the Old Testament, but suffice to say it didn't work out too well for them.

It was tried a few thousand years later, when the Roman Catholic church tried to rule parts of Europe. This resulted in a corrupt form of government where torture, greed, and executions were the norm.
Enter the crusades and the reformation to save the day...

Now we see the totalitarian goal of Islam and their desire to impose Sharia law on the rest of the world and calling for jihad to kill all of us infidels that don't agree with them. The radical Muslim countries are ruled by Imams who forcefully impose their will on the people under threats of beatings, torture, and death. These same religious leaders have no problem with convincing others to commit suicide while they themselves remain very much alive.

OK, that doesn't work so let's try this: how about we form a Republic that is run by the people with a government in place that has very little power and then only what is given to them by the people themselves. Enter the Constitution...

Our Founders knew that power corrupts, and that if our new country was going to be successful we would need checks and balances in our government to keep an eye on each other. Enter the Separation of Powers...

They also knew that as God told us a long time ago; "Jer 17:9 The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it?" which lead them to think,
"In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator." (Samuel Adams, letter to the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 17, 1794) In other words, there has to be a foundation of morality on which to build this country and it can't be something we just make up as we go. Enter God's Word...

At the risk of heresy, I'm going to say that I'm not real concerned whether we have a big rock in front of every courthouse with the Ten Commandments engraved on it. I'm not really for having Bible classes in the public schools, because we would have no way of controlling who is teaching them. I don't even care if there is a prayer at commencement ceremonies. What I AM concerned about is the fact that the moral foundation of God's Word has been eroded to the point that we no longer value innocent life and that an unborn child can be snuffed out at the whim of it's own mother. That the guilty are allowed to go free and the righteous are persecuted and labeled as bigots, intolerant, and hatemongers. That we are being forced through legislation to accept lifestyles(gay marriage) and work habits that promote laziness and unproductivity and even subsidizing them(unions). That what we have earned in this life through hard work and sacrifice can be confiscated by the government and given to those that haven't earned it (the welfare state). That our rights are no longer seen as being bestowed upon us by God, but that they are now a gift from the state and can be taken away at the stroke of a pen (gun laws, property rights, freedom of speach, etc.) Isa 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

It is true that this administration has become just another branch of organized crime. They are breaking the law and flaunting the Constitution at every turn with impunity and don't even try to hide it. What's worse is that they are being allowed to do so by the people that put them in office...for now.

We have lost our moral compass and are now drifting in a sea of complacency and corruption. Our laws are looked at as options to follow or not, depending on who you are and what political capital you can gain by ignoring them.

John Hancock, the 1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence said that,
"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."

John Adams, the 2nd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence said, "Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."

We all know that it would be an unattainable Utopia indeed for the reasons listed above, but it does stagger the imagination...

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