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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Get to the Point

April 24th, 2008 Viewed 2049 times

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Sorry. The point is this: We have a new tyranny at hand, and it’s not coming from Christians. In fact, what Christians have tried to do pales in comparison to what is currently going on based on this new moral law of discrimination. It is now wrong to conduct business and not serve certain people or not hire certain people purely based on what someone thinks is your motive.

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Jefferson’s Creator

March 31st, 2007 Viewed 2272 times

One of the arguments that Christians like to try to use is that the acknowledgement of the Creator is in the Constitution.  It isn’t.  It is in the Declaration of Independence– and regardless of its location it has a lot to tell us about what the founders of this country believed and the framework from which they conceived this great country.

The arguments that people are trying to use today is that the Declaration of Independence can mean any Creator God.  The problem is, Jefferson knew exactly who his audience was.  To quote Benjamin Hart,

There were no Moslems, Buddhists, Confucianists, or Hindus present at either the signing of the Declaration of Independence, or eleven years hence at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.  Jefferson was addressing Christians.  His entire argument about people having “unalienable rights” is contingent on the existence of God, and One who cares deeply about each and every individual.

Jefferson is the origin of the logic that I’ve used many times here– if God is not the originator of liberty (if they are not gifts of his) then the state is the highest moral authority and has the rights to determine what is right or wrong based on the whim of those in power.

We hold these truths…

March 29th, 2004 Viewed 3470 times

So begins the reasoning for why we separated from Britain. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” It goes on to say that governments are established to secure these rights.

What does it mean that certain truths are self evident? It means that they do not need to be proved, that they are intrinsically true.

When the founders made this statement they were setting the foundation for our country. The reason that it has lasted this long is because it was placed firmly out of the control of government and law. What has happened since is that we have seen those self-evident truths either ignored or discredited to the point that we now are seeing the last vestiges of the foundation being mangled.

How did this happen? Well, it could be the advent of country-wide acceptance of evolutionary theory. One of the side effects of this “religious belief” of goo-to-you-via-the-zoo philosophy is to deny the self-evident truth of a Creator. Deny that one has a Creator, and it’s easy to deny that rights derive from that Creator.

Also, add to it the post modern philosophy that truth is not knowable and all beliefs are of the same weight and you confuse issues and establish no foundation from which to build.

The problem: once the founding principles of this country are removed totally, everything becomes acceptable and everything is given moral blessing. In essence, we become just like the lands our ancestors left, and throw away the thing which made us unique in the world– a recognition of rights outside those which government could give and take away.

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.