Internal Unity, the Root of External Union.
How does Christianity influence mankind’s desire to voluntarily cooperate or work together? Do the Biblical precepts relating to individuals working together, or simply getting along with one another, apply also to nations?
Or, is there one set of rules for the individual and another for the state or nation? Is voluntary union among men and nations possible, or must joint actions be accomplished through law and force? Quoted from:Verna M. Hall, The Christian History of the Constitution of the United States of America: Christian Self Government
Teach the Children:
- American Christian character rests upon the two commandments of our Lord, “Love God supremely and your neighbor as yourself.”
- If we learn to follow these two commands both individually and as a nation, it will have a positive effect in our nation’s domestic life and will extend to our relationships with other nations.
- Our degree of civil freedom as a nation, and political and social peace, is in direct proportion to the genuine effects of Christianity on the American people.
Excerpted from A Republic If You Can Keep It, Ferdon, Gai M, PhD, Foundation for American Christian Education, 2008, p. 320.