Volume 25, Issue 1 ________________________________Bible Prophecy Ministry

The Natural Law of God

      Modern American society is bewildered today by the rash of school shootings and violence in its most innocent havens of education. The recent shooting of a 6 year old firstgrader by a 6 year old classmate has fueled a concern about how to resolve the problems of gun regulation and controls. But the elitists legal and social engineers continue to ignore the relevant syptomatic disease that underlies the nature of todays cultural dilemna.

      Our President is preoccupied with enacting more and more gun control restrictions as a means to cure our society's ills. But the enactments of a continually multiplying list of legislative proposals merely reflects the fact that the governance of our society is proving steadily to be more and more difficult.

      Conversely a society that is governed by the laws of the Creator does not need an ever growing legal code to constrain itself to a standard of morality.

      God literally writes his law upon the hearts and conscience of his people. Accountability to the God of all creation is the great inhibitor to immorality.

      All nations conform themselves to the law of its religion. India derives its code of moral standard via the religion of Hinduism, Japan derives its codes of moral ethic from its religious base in Buddhism.

      Non-religious nations usually require a supreme state dictator with a vast police force to enforce its determination of law upon the populace. Atheistic nations naturally find it difficult to control its civil populations simply because there is no religious law that compels its citizenry to behave in any idealistic fashion.

      The concept of separation of church and state has historically been a popular philosophy in those areas where there is a backlash against the religion which was prevalent, or in nations where there is prominent competitive religions vying for influence.

      Separation of church and state ideology is often pervasive in nations that are agnostic, humanistic, or outright atheistic.

      In any society, the state, its religion, and its local families make up the interconnecting model of its functionality. When these three areas do not exhibit a correlation, then a conflict emerges; which if left to the nature of fallen mankind, produces a society in decline and decay.

      Is it any wonder we find the devil attacking the institution of the family so much? The family has been the backbone of human civilization from the very beginning of time. And yet today, the American family base is disintegrating at an alarming rate.

      The American churches of today, by and large are a cadre of impotent social clubs, which are a mockery of the church of early America! Lastly, the American institution of government is a reflection of a people wholly given over to indulging itself in decadence!

      So, in the America of today, we have all three of our major spheres of human preservation living on the list of endangered species; and neither of the three even so much as recognizes the fact that the symptoms of their plight are inter-related; and that the only diagnosis for a cure to our national sickness is God, and his law.

      Just as our society is tri-dimensional, so also is every individual componet (people), body, soul, spirit. Until we recognize that we have neglected the internal design of our being, we will continue on a path ever downward!

      Ancient Israel was incorporated into a sovereign state only after God had inculcated his law into its national psyche.

      Having promised the Israelites a land to nurture its future generations in, God permitted Israel to wander in the wilderness to make them more pliable to a higher standard of ethic and righteousness.

      Then, God said to Israel in Deuteronomy 4:1 and in 8:1 that Israel could enjoy the bounty of a good land if it merely followed his statutes and commandments. Also Israel was promised perpetual success; socially, culturally, and governmentally in the land if it continued steadfast in his law.

      Deuteronomy 4:8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgements so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

      God's law produced wise and understanding people, as indicated in Deuteronomy 4:6. Indeed it must be so that if there be a Creator, it must also be that his law would be supreme. The laws of the universe would be his design; including laws of science, laws of the physical and spiritual world alike.

      Listen to these verses concerning God's laws:

      Psalms 19:7-8 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

      Isaiah 45:19 I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right!

      How about that? God declares what is right! How is it that he determines what is right? His assertion that he declares what is right is the very thing that is such an affront to natural man today.

      So then, if God exists, and he has designed all of the creation, that creation can only be sustained amidst a designed law of governance.

      Colossians 1:16 tells us that all things consist by him!

      When we consider that all of the universe reflects an intricate design for the express purpose of providing a suitable habitat on only the planet earth for life to be sustained, we must conclude that the same intricate care was given to provide for that creature's social, spiritual, and governmental welfare.

      And so it is. That is exactly the historical testament of the called out nation of Israel. Israel has been God's legal pattern for all the nations of the world.

      Thus it has ever been that the law of God exposed to the world through the national vehicle of Israel; and its seed, the church of Jesus Christ; has brought contrast to the law of humanistic governance.

      Sir William Blackstone gave a name to this concept of Divine law in the 17th century. He referred to it as Natural Law, or The Divine Law of God.

      In the days when there were no Harvards, or Yales, or Georgetowns; there was a thirst for a system of law based upon the perfect law of God. In the early part of the 18th century, many inspired and intelligent thinkers established the basis of Divine Law which would culminate in the birth of the new nation conceived in Liberty, the United States.

      Great Britains Christian leader Sir Minister William Blackstone wrote the basis of what would become the American republican form of government, "Blackstones Commentaries on the Law". The foundational thought of this law was simply that the laws of nature are Gods law, and that all rights and privileges are granted to us by God. He further stated, "Mankind being a creature of design by the Creator is subject to those laws of his maker:.

      Other notable quotes by aspirants of natural law are: France's Baron Montesquieu: Society not withstanding all of its many revolutions must repose on Laws that do not ever change!

      George Mason: "The laws of nature are the laws of the almighty God, whose authority is superseded by no other power on earth or beyond.

      Thus when the great awakening occurred in America in the early 1700's, the stage was set for the birth of a new nation conceived not only in Liberty, but bathed in the Christian principles espoused in the Holy Bible.

      In reality, the foundational document of the United States was not the constitution, but the Bible itself, for our Constitution expressed the following:

      "Rights do not come from government, but from God, as it is God who ordains government to secure all the inalienable rights endowed to man by his Creator"!

      It was from such principles as these that our founding fathers were inspired to include the following statement in our Declaration of Independence:

      We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their powers from the consent of those being governed.

      The Declaration of Independence instigated the idea that our nation was to operate under the natural law of God, because true Liberty is granted only by the Creator. That the United States was founded upon natural law is further demonstrated by the definitions offered by the founding fathers themselves: please note:

      1. The Constitution itself says; Rights do not come from the government to the people, but from the people who in turn derive those rights from their Creator.

2. George Washington said: "It is impossible to rightly govern without the precepts of God and the Holy Bible.

3. Patrick Henry said: Our nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians who believed on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

4. Noah Webster, the founder of Webster's dictionary; when defining the new law of America stated: All our citizens should understand that the actual source of the republican principles designed in our law is none else but the Holy Bible!

5. James Madison concurred by stating that the most effective institution for promoting civility and integrity within our society, thereby upbraiding the law of the land, is the institution of the Church.

      All the signing founders were concerned about trying to establish a republican form of governance because it was uppermost in their minds and hearts to fabricate a law that would embellish the likelihood of perpetuating the Christian order within the new nation for succeeding generations to come.

      Thomas Jefferson further stated: "Can the Liberties of a nation be secure if we remove the the conviction that all liberty is the gift of God?

      John Adams said: "The question of humanity deals with the idea as to whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether we will grant that privilege to priests and kings".


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