The Story of the U.S. Constitution
“For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us. “ Isaiah 33:22 (The Birth of our Three Branch Government)
The book “Godless Constitution” by Kramnick & Moore has been used in liberal circles and major colleges of our country. This book tries to remove the heart and foundation of what made this country strong. They try to say that our founding fathers were not trying to build a Godly country. The verse that comes to my mind when I think of men of the world who try to expound on the thoughts of men of God is:
“And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not”. John 1:5
When one has a correct understanding of where these men came from and what they were trying to accomplish, only then will all the evidence fit concerning our founding fathers. Two things they wanted to make sure happen are:
• They wanted a nation that would be governed by Biblical Principals.
• They wanted accountability in such a way that religion would not be abused with government like what they had in Europe.
What a nation thinks about their past will determine the outlook of their future. The liberals are aware of this and will stop at nothing to blind millions of the next generation concerning their past. I work as a mentor to one of the students of the high school I attended and have seen the difference since my school days twenty five years ago.
Critics will point out that Article 6, Paragraph 3 of the Constitution states that no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public trust under the United States.
What that meant was that one did not have to belong to a particular denomination or support one as a requirement as expected prior to the convention.
There is further proof of this when some of the signers of the Constitution went home and wrote their state Constitutions.For example, Maryland’s Constitution says “No religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this state, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God.”
What is so special about our Constitution?
First of all one has to remember that this document is the longest lasting constitution in world history. Our founding fathers researched ancient countries such as Rome and Greece and they realized that a Democracy would never work. That is why the constitution reads:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government “ Article IV section IV
A republic based on Biblical principals was the only way a country could survive. James Madison who is considered as the “Father of the Constitution” was also trained in the scriptures and knew that man needed accountability. The only way a government could survive was to have checks and balances within the system.
The Three branch Government as found in the Constitution as well as Isaiah 33:22 does the following:
• Keeps Congress from making unfair laws because the executive branch can veto it.
• It keeps the President honest because congress has the power to impeach (remove) him
• The Judicial branch makes sure that the laws are enforced
In Article III, Section III states: No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act. Our Founding Fathers believed that a fact was established by the testimony of two witnesses. A Biblical principal that was found in the Bible.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. Deuteronomy 19:15
The same founding fathers gave all churches tax exemption status which originated from the Bible:
Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them. Ezra 7:4
Who were the men behind the Constitution?
George Washington – Not only was he the Father of our country, he was:
• The commander of the American forces during the Revolutionary war
• The President of the Constitutional Convention.
• First President of the United States.
These were his accomplishments concerning Christianity:
• When he took command of the American forces his first command was to have everyone pray for God’s guidance. He required that everyone, unless on duty was to attend religious services.
• When Delaware Indian Chiefs approached Washington (May 12, 1779) who desired that their youth be trained in American schools, he replied, “You do well to wish to learn our arts and our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ” (this showed that Christianity was well rooted in the public schools)
James Madison – Considered as the Father of the Constitution, and fourth President of the United States.
At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, James Madison proposed the plan to divide the central government into three branches. He discovered this model of government from the perfect Governor, as he read Isaiah 33:22;
As President he at many times proclaimed a national day of prayer and/or fasting. On April 20, 1816, Madison approved relief for Baltimore and Massachusetts Bible Societies.
Benjamin Franklin – Inventor, statesman, publisher, as well as other things, even though he was an open deist he still considered it important to have prayer each day in congress. As Governor of Pennsylvania he had the Bible used as the main text book in all the schools.
The Bill of Rights
An extension of the Constitution, the most important freedom they addressed was the freedom of religion. The first amendment’s purpose was to make sure that one particular denomination of Christianity was not favored over another. They did not want what was happening in Europe, but they did want Biblical principals taught in our schools and colleges.
This was the interpretation of the founders who wrote it and the Supreme courts for over 150 years until the end of the 1940’s when a Supreme Court judge with a socialist mindset reinterpreted the Constitution with a phrase that is not found in the document, but in a letter from Thomas Jefferson. When one reads the whole letter, one will realize that it had nothing to do with taking Christianity out of the schools.
The man who wrote the first amendment wanted the Bible to be the key text book for public schools. Thomas Jefferson who wrote the letter mentioning “Separation of church and state” proposed a school in Washington DC to have the Bible as the textbook for all learning.
For over 50 years America has been changed from a Christian to a secular nation. Some groups like the ACLU, whose origins are in socialism, have reinterpreted the Constitution into a socialistic document; taking away many of the freedoms that our founding fathers fought and died for.
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.....The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God … America was born a Christian nation. America was born to exemplify that devotion to the elements of righteousness which are derived from the revelations of Holy Scripture." President Woodrow Wilson
You may be reading this and you have never answered the most important question in your life and that is …
How does anyone get to heaven?
First realize that they cannot get to heaven on their own merits. The Bible says that “For all have sinned and come short (that means everybody can’t get to Heaven on their own) of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
Jesus Christ (who is the Son of the living God) came to earth and was born of a virgin woman (therefore he was not born of the curse of mankind) he lived a sinless life and died on a cross for all the sins in the world. Three days later, God the Father raised Him from the dead. He was seen of 500 witnesses and returned to heaven. God’s word says that if we believe these things and call upon the Lord, we will be saved. Romans 10:9 - 13