~ The Biblical Heritage of the United States ~
The following is from “I Never Thought I’d See the Day! – Culture at the Crossroads,” a book by Dr. David Jeremiah, pages 198-200.
Introduction ~ Consider how the following dimensions of America’s government directly reflect Biblical values:
Constitutional (Covenantal) Government ~ A mutual agreement between governor and governed. (Reflects the covenant between God and Israel.)
Representative Government ~ Governors chosen from among the people. (Reflects the way the New Testament Church leaders are selected.)
Equity of All ~ All citizens have equal standing before the law in a republic. (Reflects the Biblical idea that all stand equally before God.)
Rule by Law ~ Laws of man must reflect the revealed laws of God rather than the whims of a monarch. (Reflects the Biblical idea that the Creator-God of Scripture is the Lawgiver and Judge of all.)
Liberty ~ All have the right to freedom. (Reflects the liberty and freedom from condemnation found in Christ Jesus.)
Recognition of the Depravity of Man ~ Man is not capable of governing himself; laws are needed to keep depravity in check. (Reflects the Biblical notion that “all have sinned” [Romans 3:23].)
Separation of Powers ~ Executive, judicial, legislative branches. (Reflects the tripartite rule of God as outlined in Isaiah 33:22: “The Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, the Lord is our King; He will save us.”)
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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