“Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.” Psalm 127:1 NKJV
Recently, I wrote a letter to the Naples Daily News about how the United States Constitution is represented today as a godless document. There are many reasons that motivate this deception. The two most popular misconceptions are first, secularists never read the Bible therefore believing there is nothing Biblical in the Constitution. Secondly, Christians believe our government is secular so they assume there was no godly influence written in the Constitution. The fact is, if you have an understanding of the Bible, you will be able to see its influence throughout the Constitution.
John Adams, Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Second President of the United States stated; “[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue.”
Noah Webster, “Schoolmaster to America” stated; “[T]he religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles… This is genuine Christianity and to this we owe our free constitutions of government.” He went on to say; “The moral principles and precepts found in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.”
Thomas Hughes, Naples
In 2004, Congress passed a law designating Sept. 17 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.
As part of that celebration, universities and schools will offer educational programs to indoctrinate students that the U.S. Constitution is a “godless” document.
On the contrary, the separation of powers is incorporated throughout the Constitution because the founders understood that “the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah). Further, Article IV, Section 4, sets forth America’s republic with its origin in Exodus. Oath clauses appear in Article I, Section 3; Article II, Section 1; Article VI; and Amendment IV. “So help me God” had been part of this oath-taking process for centuries until recently when lawsuits demanded it be secular.
Taking oaths in America has its origin in Genesis, Ezekiel, Psalms, Isaiah and Deuteronomy. Other examples include: Article I, Section 7, Sundays excepted clause, origin Exodus; Article I, Section 8, uniform naturalization, origin Leviticus; Article II, Section 1, the president must be a natural-born citizen, origin Deuteronomy; and Article III, Section 3, testimony of two witnesses, origin in Deuteronomy. The Book of Isaiah defines the three branches of government; Ezra defines the tax exemptions for churches.
Article VII refers to the Constitution being signed “in the year of our Lord 1787,” thus referring to Jesus Christ.
Noah Webster, “the father of American education,” stated, “The only means of establishing and perpetuating our republic form of government … is the universal education of our youth in the principles of Christianity by means of the Bible.”
Blessings – Thomas Hughes
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