Wednesday, July 4, 2018


~ 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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