Volume 25, Issue 1 _________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry

The Natural Law of God. . .Page 2

      Is it not any wonder that I Corinthians 3:17 exhorts:

      "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, There is Liberty"

      Our pledge of allegiance, which today is unfashionable, began in this manner: "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the "Republic" for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and justice for all", was written in 1892 by Rev. Francis Bellamy; a Baptist minister.

      His salutation was to the republic form of civil law which God providentially inspired upon this continent, and the Christian principles on which it was based. He was expressing his thankfulness for a Christian nation!

      Undoubtedly he was aware of the tendency of Divine law to be our schoolmaster to bring us to the saving knowledge of the Lord:

      Galations 3:24 Wherefore the law was given as our school master, to bring us to Christ.

      Why did our founding fathers establish a new nation as a Republic?

      Their comments reflect that they had purveyed God's Holy Bible and determined the following conclusions:

1. They knew that mankind did not naturally have a tendency to do good, because the Bible says mans heart is evil.

2. Because men were naturally evil, basic absolute law; which was unchanging was required to constrain man to a moral course of history.

      Therefore the founding father's established the United States upon the unchanging precepts of eternal, absolute, and indisputable fixed natural laws of a Creator God!

      A republic form of government is predicated upon holding its citizenry to a fixed standard of law which is intended to be perpetuated unceasingly.

      On the other hand, modern America thinks that our nation is a Democracy. Democracy is a form of civil governance whereby the majority prevail through vote to change anything at appointed election times. Sadly, a democracy is a system that lends itself perfectly into catering to Humanistic trends in a culture.

      Since man tends to practice evil by his very nature, Democracy has a great potential to be the Devil's play ground. Israel was a Theocratic-republic, much more in tuned to God's Divine law than the United States has ever been, and still the Devil was able to entice Israel into abandoning natural law, and following after other systems of societal practice.

      And so it is, that those nations that forget the laws of the Creator end up following precepts and philosophy, which in turn leads to a society in decay.

      The governance of our society today is conducted on the assumption that there simply is no natural law by a Creator. Our culture does not adhere to any system of absolute mandated right and wrong, because it has bought into the notion that there is no God; and that the only natural laws are the laws of nature pertaining to the evolution of the species.

      This type of governance, "Humanistic Democracy", is a system of selfism, which repudiates the laws of God because they inhibit individual freedom to express ones own standards of right and wrong.

      This is precisely why the Ten Commandments of God are held in such disgust by America's politically correct generation of individualists.

      In today's America, 60% of Americans claim to be a Christian, and yet only 12% of those Christians think that the Ten Commandments have any validity in the governing of our society. If Christians have a perception like that, how could any non-Christian esteem natural law of a Creator? In 21st century America, 80% of American citizens emphatically deny that there exist any absolute truths with regards to a Divine overseer and lawgiver!

      These statistics contrast sharply with quoted figures of the days during the Scopes Trial of the 1920's. Only two full generations ago over 90% of Americans claimed Christianity, with nearly 75% according an esteem for the Ten Commandments as being instrumental in civil governance of our society.

      What the Scopes trial of 1925 failed to fully accomplish was rendered possible by the 1947 Everson vs. Education decision of the US Supreme Court when Chief Justice Earl Warren redefined America's basis for law.

      Justice Warren stated, "Evolving standards of acceptability mark the progress of maturing societies"!

      The Chief Justice's remarks were reflective of the ideas of educating the nations schoolchildren according to the concepts of evolution. If mankind is an evolving species, it makes sense then that his laws are also in the process of evolving. The concept of Moral relativism, thus became the basis of American education, and American law.

      The nutshell culmination of this social revolution simply put is this: God is not the author of law, or right and wrong; rather; man is in an evolving state of deciding what the law should be, based on his own progressive enlightenment.

      Situational Ethics and Values Clarification are now the model of morality in America instead of those old antiquated Ten Commandments of a mythological God.

      The separation of church and state motto became a theme of the new system of evolving standards, which were masterminded by Humanistic minded philosophers such as John Dewey, William James, and Charles Pierce, who gradually inculcated Moral Relativism from theory into practical cultural reality through America's education and legal systems.

      Relativism began to overtake Natural Law in 1947; and really received a boost in the 1963 Supreme Court decisions to remove the Ten Commandments, and also prayer and Bible recitations from those venues that are among the most formative cultural conveyors, education and government.

      Moral Relativism and Legal Positivism may best be defined as man's pragmatic view that he is the essence of all that is. In this view, there are no absolutes, there is only a concept of morality based upon circumstances within a culture.

      This leads to social and cultural conflict, with varying views competing with each other to define the moralistic standard for mans evolutionary stage. Man is the author of law in this kind of society, not God! This is a far, far, distant position from that of the framers of our republic.

      Noah Webster actually stated it this way: The Bible is the chief moral cause of all that is GOOD, and the best corrector of all that is evil in society, or in man; thereby being the best means of regulating the concerns of men, and the only book that can serve as an Infallible guide.

      James Madison said: "We have staked the whole future of the American civilization, not upon the power of any government body, far from it. We have staked the future upon the capacity of each and every one of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God".

      Wow, I wonder why nobody quotes that today? Could it be there are forces at work that hate that statement?

      While humanism has erected a mythical wall to deny Christianity access to governmental representation, other barriers obstructing non-Christian interests are tumbling down every day.

      Our nation is surely approaching the day when:

      Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous rule, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

      Surely our founding fathers left us a righteous basis to govern ourselves. America was known far and wide as a Christian nation for nearly 200 years. Witness these further comments by our early legal founders:

      Justice John Jay, our first Supreme Court Justice, said "It is the duty as well as the privilege and interest for our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians to be their representatives, as this is a Christian republic".

      Justice James Wilson remarked in 1791: Christianity is part of the Common, or Natural Law. Therefore it is Christianity that is the basis of our government. Religion of any other type is not synonymous with the American experience of Liberty!"

      Note the harmony with such scripture passages as the following:

      Ezra 7:25-26 And thou Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand; set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy GOD;

      Israel, and any nation that considers itself a Christian nation should follow God's law, and also choose Christian leaders.

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