How could injustice and intolerable conditions be overcome?

Justice exists as an attribute of Creator God. He provides for humanity through his Word—Christ—as the arbitrator of man’s nature.  We are mistaken to assume that equality is the basis of justice and that equality is the end goal.  It is not. All men are created equal in value before God as they bear His … Continue reading “How could injustice and intolerable conditions be overcome?”

Social justice cannot exist apart from God.

Both society and justice are governed by God and his Word.  Justice is a virtue, an attribute of God that gives to everyone what is his due.  Justice requires an absolute conformity to the laws and principles of rectitude, or truth.  This puts justice beyond the reach of man apart from the Bible, but, thankfully, … Continue reading “Social justice cannot exist apart from God.”

American Federalism: Local Self-Government with Union*

Lesson Three And he said to them, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39 ESV How is our national-federal … Continue reading “American Federalism: Local Self-Government with Union*”

What is the Source of Individual Liberty?*

Lesson Two The history of the Bible and the history of American liberty are inseparable. The Bible is the source of individual liberty—salvation from sin through Jesus Christ. It is also the basis for external or civil government. It is extremely important to our nation, in a political as well as religious view, that all … Continue reading “What is the Source of Individual Liberty?*”

Does Mankind have the Power for Self-Government? Part Two

Lesson One Part Two Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. Proverbs 14:34 1. What is the basic principle of American Federalism?The legacy of liberty bequeathed to us by all those who helped establish Constitutional government is Christian self-government with voluntary union. This is the basic principle of federalism. 2. … Continue reading “Does Mankind have the Power for Self-Government? Part Two”

Does Mankind have the Power for Self-Government? Part One

Lesson One Part One I can of my own self do nothing. John 5:30 1. What produces mankind’s ability to be self-governed? James Madison, writing in The Federalist, said:   “…that honorable determination which animates every votary (vow or promise) of freedom: to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government.” … Continue reading “Does Mankind have the Power for Self-Government? Part One”

The Christian Principle of American Political Union* Part II

Til we come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God… Ephesians 4:13 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1 Christianity produces civil or political union in a different way than … Continue reading “The Christian Principle of American Political Union* Part II”

What makes America unique?

The answer is its founding text (U.S. Constitution), the Bible and the God of the Bible! Righteousness exalts a nation Proverbs 14:34 Our Founders almost universally taught that for liberty to exist and be sustained there must be character (virtue, morality) in the people. They further believed that Christianity was the religion that produced the … Continue reading “What makes America unique?”

The Christian Principle of American Political Union* Part I

“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ…” Ephesians 4:13 Christianity produces civil or political union in a different way than the world does. It produces union based upon … Continue reading “The Christian Principle of American Political Union* Part I”

How the seed of local self-government is planted (Part II)

 “The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial, and righteous government of the world; …. for such a government to be sustained many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced. The rulers must govern in … Continue reading “How the seed of local self-government is planted (Part II)”