For the non-religious reader, please do not be put off by the title; the principles explained protect your right *not* to believe, and make your life in this country better, as well. Just as one need not be enamored of the music of Beethoven to appreciate his genius, one need not be a believer to appreciate the underpinnings of our Constitution.
The Biblical Foundation of Our Constitution.
By Publius Huldah.
The English Puritans who came here in the 1630's knew that the Old Testament has a great deal to say about civil government. And they came to build that shining city on a hill.
They did not come here to escape from the World, to wait for the end of the World, and to surrender it to evil.
And so – we became a shining city on a hill. The fundamental act of our Founding, the Declaration of Independence, recognizes the Creator God as the Source of Rights; (footnote 1) and acknowledges that the purpose of civil government is simply to “secure” the Rights God gave us. The Constitution we subsequently ratified was based on God’s model of civil government as set forth in the Bible.
That is why our Country was so much better than what the rest of the World has been. For the most part, we followed God’s model for civil government; other countries didn’t.
The blessing which flows from God’s model is limited civil government which is under The Law. That is why our Liberty Bell quotes Lev. 25:10 – “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants thereof.”
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