Sunday, July 10, 2005


History for Mommies

...Daddies, and other true Americans. Countdown to crm release of One Nation Under God - 21 days

THE CREATOR Part of the U.S. Constitution
This side of our government begins and ends with the cultural mandate given in Genesis 1:28, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” It was God giving man dominion in relationship with Him. After the fall, God proceeded to give His Chosen the Law as a way of keeping peace and protecting the society from turning self-centered and decadent. Civility is what we call it. Civics – the study of government. Civilization – the opposite of barbarism. In a western civil society, people are civilized, generally following the cultural mandate to rule in accordance with the Sovereign God. Judeo-Christian views are here parted from most political worldviews. Libertarians are our allies until you come to the part about legislating morality. The constitution was written for the whole of the people. Whether you believe in the Creator or not, God gave us a few basic outlines for protecting each other and ourselves from barbarism.

Fellow thinkers are already forming a blast of comments on where we draw the line! Hold it! I will not pretend here to know where we need to keep order. One thing is certain; the Libertarian downfall is in trusting man’s innate goodness. Live and let live because people are intrinsically well behaved? Hmmm The creator-redeemer distinction does not stop Christians from carrying out the cultural mandate to redeem the earth (not just subdue it) i.e. “Destroy the works of the devil.” (1John 3:8); “Set at liberty those who are oppressed.” (Luke 4:18); to offer eternal life to every person. But these are matters of choice, not law. Iraq can only be led to the water; it is not for us to force them into liberty…as a matter of fact, we can’t. We would no longer be freedom fighters. As they must choose, so we must, every day, choose freedom.

“In the total expanse of human life, there is not a single square inch of which the Christ [the Creator; Colossians 1:15-17], Who alone is sovereign, does not declare, ‘That is mine!’” (emphasis his) ~Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

“The ultimate source of all authority is not the state, it is not even the people – it is God. ~Dr. D. James Kennedy; Lord of All; p 118. (If we recognized God's law, Terri Schaivo would still be alive and debates about who gets the final word, Congress or the Court, would be moot. Men relying on God is where this country derived its stability.)

“Natural Law comprehends man’s duties to God, to himself, to other men, and as a member of political society.”…”The obligatory force of the Law of Nature upon man is derived from its presumed coincidence with the will of his Creator…The whole duty of men therefore consists in two things; first, in making constant efforts to ascertain what is the Will of God; and secondly, in obedience to that Will when ascertained.” ~ U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1811-1845), Joseph Story
(These words of Joseph Story are referring to the One, True God of Jews and Christians, the God of the Bible.)

Amendment II: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

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