That makes me even more grateful to be an American living in a democratic republic with a living Constitution.
The constitution is a dead thing, at law. We'll give the details in a moment.
Some maintain that the constitution was ordained and established by God, but the constitution itself says it was 'ordained and established' by "the people," not God.
People can talk all they want to about a Christian constitution, but they will never be able to get around the fact that God is not even mentioned in it.
Worse, the majority have never read the very constitution to which they have voluntarily submitted.
Scripture tells us to test people, to see if they are of God or not.
1 John 4:1, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try
the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
This only makes sense, when one is sincerely interested in associating with godly people, while avoiding the contamination and influence of ungodly men.
The key, however, to the rejection of the rule of God was Article VI, Clause 3, "The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several state Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required
as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."
Anyone who is an officer in the civil government must swear allegiance to Constitutional law as the highest law. The constitution was a rebellion against Christ and his authority over the nation, replacing it with the rule of man. The Bible warns us, "Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?" (Isaiah 2:22).
An objection is that the constitution contains Christian principles and therefore is a sort of halfway covenant. As evidence of this, they may offer that the constitution presents us with a system of divided authority and diffused powers. Even covenant-breaking historians would admit that Christian principles exist within the constitution while denying that it is a "Christian" covenant. The problem with this is that every government that exists contains Christian principles. In fact, any truth or correct morality is a "Christian" principle. All true and good principles are "Christian" principles because this universe is created and governed by the true and living God who has revealed himself in the Bible. Islamic governments contain many Biblical principles, such as capital punishment. That does not, however, save them from condemnation as apostate covenants. We must return to the question, what sort of “Christian” principles constitute a “Christian” government and what make an apostate government? The Biblical covenant model is the Biblical model and therefore the only proper judge of whether or not a state is a covenant-keeping one.
In Torcaso v. Watkins, 367 U.S. 488 (1961)
, the United States Supreme Court holds that the state of Maryland can not require applicants for public office to swear that they believed in the existence of God. The court unanimously rules that a religious test violates the Establishment Clause. This verifies that the U.S. Constitution allows Atheists to rule and make laws for bondservants of Christ!
In addition, the constitution states: "Congress shall make no law regarding an establishment of religion
, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
" (First Amendment). Do you realize that the constitution allows everybody to freely worship any god they choose to? This is one of the greatest abominations to God.
Old Testament Israel had this same exact law also, and God would punish them whenever they enacted this law. Whenever people would worship other gods in his country, he would command them to tear down their temples and idols. If they refused, God would always punish his people. Even if there was a mixture of people worshipping the True God and people worshipping false gods, this was an abomination also, as his people are not to mix the two. God even commanded his people to go to neighboring countries of the heathen and tear down their temples and idols.
The truth is, the freedom of religion is an abomination to God. Man only has the "right" to worship Almighty God. To be free to worship any other god or partake of any other religion is an abomination to him, and violates the first Two Commandments:
Exodus 20:3-5, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them:"
If the U.S. Constitution is a godly piece of paper, why does is allow the very thing that God condemns throughout his Holy Scripture?
Here, Judges preside over their jurisdiction and we only come before them when there is a warrant for our arrest, or we're being served and answering a complaint.
Caesar’s judges have no jurisdiction over one who is an ambassador, a foreigner, a sojourner in a land he’s no citizen of. All true ambassadors enjoy “diplomatic immunity.”
For example, if a German comes to America, and this German breaks the law, the government of America must ask permission from Germany to bring that German citizen to their courts! Why? Because it does not matter where you ARE that determines what law you are under, it matters what law you claim to follow that determines what law you are under.
If you claim to follow the laws of the United States, then you are under a separate government. The laws you then follow are of man, and not of God. The government exists to keep corporations and the ungodly from doing violence to society, including themselves! Corporations and ungodly men do not live by God's Law, thus they are both 'low and lawless' in the eyes of God, and in the eyes of man. So, the government must control them somehow.
And, as Paul once was, I also have been a guest of the Iron Bar Hotel, an "ambassador in bonds" (Eph. 6:20).
And even so we are presumed innocent until proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be guilty.
How I wish that was true for Caesar’s citizens. However, in practice, it is not. We shall learn why in a moment.
You hear the phrase, "The Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land." That's not what the word of God says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). Did the constitution create the heaven and the earth? So how could it be the law of the land? Only he who creates, God, is the Law of the land. "And he is before all things, and by him all things consist" (Colossians 1:17). Christ is before the constitution, and by Jesus, not the constitution, all things consist.
John 1:3, "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
Colossians 1:16, "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:"
All things were created by him and for him, not "by the people, and for the people" (Democracy); not for our enjoyment, not for our wants. We were created for God. The sole purpose of constitutions is to free human beings from God's Law in order to chain them to the morality of the State dictated in its codes, rules, regulations, ordinances, statutes, public policies, executive orders, laws, etc. All constitutions were created by the fallen reason of the natural man, and are molded by the "reasonable interpretation" of human beings wearing black robes. Private rights are always weighed against the greater public good and are regulated by the "police power".
Those who thus rely upon the words of any constitution for support are leaning upon a broken reed; and their sense of security is a false one. The constitution does not protect persons or property against unjust invasion, or prevent government control and regulation of business. After all, this depends on the interpretations and applications of the courts. Constitutional law is the morality of fascism and comes from the vain imaginations of men. It is a code, rule, or regulation for the dead thing it brings into being. Corporations are dead, at law. The United States is a Federal corporation. Thus, the United States is a dead thing.
“We are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is
.” Charles Evans Hughes, Supreme Court Justice, in Dictionary of American Maxims (1955), p. 88.
Thank God again and again, that we are not prosecuted for admitting we are Christian.
Adolph Hitler said he was Christian. George Bush says he is Christian. The list is endless of those who say they are Christian, and history shows they are far less likely to be persecuted than born again believers who claim to follow Jesus Christ.
Rather, "...all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Tim. 3:12).
Thank God for our 1st amendment and all those inalienable civil rights that protects us from wrongful prosecution.
The legal basis for today’s intended trashing of the 1st amendment was built into the contract from the beginning. But, as with the constitution, very few have actually read Patriot Act I and Patriot Act II -- or, for that matter, any of the Executive Orders.
The banker-hijacked government has eviscerated the constitution through tyrannical legislative acts such as:The Military Commissions Acthttps://www.aclu.org/military-commissions-act-2006?redirect=national-security/military-commissions-act-2006The Patriot Acts I and IIhttp://100777.com/node/1090The John Warner Defense Acthttps://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/hr5122The NDAAhttps://www.aclu.org/issues/national-security?redirect=blog/tag/ndaaQuantitative Easing I, II, and III
...and to infinity. These events explain why a mass incarceration/genocide is a potential event in the future of America. Why? Simple, we are on the precipice of World War III and we are a false flag event away from total martial law and the above legislative acts and executive orders stand in evidence of this position.The NDAAhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/09/13/qe3-what-is-quantitative-easing-and-will-it-help-the-economy/
The NDAA should scare the life out of every American Citizen. This allows the government the authority to secretly arrest Americans, without due process, torture and even murder American citizens without so much as a trial.The National Defense Resources Preparedness (Executive Order 13603)https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/16/executive-order-national-defense-resources-preparedness
This allows the president, without going through the U.S. Congress, the ability to seize control of all corporate assets, manufacturing operations, and conscript American civilians into work brigades (i.e. slave labor), seize all food, impose restrictions and rations on all vital resources and to hand these resources to the Department of Homeland Security. Section 201 of this Executive Order allows the president to seize control of all corporate infrastructure, manufacturing operations, control of food, control of farm equipment, control of fuel, control electricity, control of water resources, and control of all civilian transportation.
God’s judgment for rejecting his rule is even now at the door.
Others may be be depending on you. I pray you will do a bit more research on this.
So what exactly is wrong for me or anyone else on this forum to equate following Jesus with taking the title of a Christian?
You just said it yourself: it’s the taking of a title.
God is no respector of persons (person
, literally, an actor’s mask i.e. one’s worldly status rather than one’s Godly character). We have callings placed on our lives by God; we do not assume worldly titles, as such is vanity and vexation of spirit.
You’ve admitted that “Christian” is a title. So I took a look at Bouvier’s Law Dictionary
(it can be found online), and here’s a definition of “title”:TITLE, persons. Titles are distinctions by which a person is known.Persons?.
We know that person
comes from the Latin persona
, meaning an actor’s mask. (What do we think about those actors today, who make their living in the theater? We call the most famous ones, “stars” and “celebrities.” IOW, we give respect to their status
, their person
, which, as we shall see, God says is a sin.)
The term person
appears in the bible, but it is not a noun, it only describes
Matthew 22:16, "...for thou regardest not the person of
2 Corinthians 2:10, "...the person of
When the bible uses the term person
, it is translated from a Greek or Hebrew word which means "presence or countenance", it does not mean ‘man.' Here is scriptural proof that "person" and "man" are not synonymous terms, for if they are synonymous, then God is a liar.
First of all, the scripture is very clear that God is no "respecter of persons
" (2 Samuel 14:14, 2 Chronicles 19:7, Acts 10:34, Romans 2:11, Galatians 2:6, Ephesians 6:9, Colossians 3:25, 1 Peter 1:17). God does not respect persons, period!
Now, if the term 'person' is synonymous with 'man', then there is a contradiction in the scripture, because throughout scripture, God specifically says he does
! For example, "the LORD had respect unto Abel" (Genesis 4:4), God had respect "upon the children of Israel" (Exodus 2:25, Leviticus 26:9, 2 Kings 13:23), and God has "respect unto the lowly" (Psalms 138:6). Therefore, "person" and "man" are not the same.
Second of all, the scripture says that if we
have respect of persons
commit sin and transgress God's Law (Leviticus 19:15, Deuteronomy 1:17; 16:19, Proverbs 24:23; 28:21, James 2:1-4, 9). But in the same breath, Paul tells the first century believers to hold Timothy in honour (Philippians 2:29), and scripture commands us to honour all men
(1 Peter 2:17)! So obviously, "persons" and "men" cannot be synonymous terms.
Let us look more closely at Leviticus 19:15. Notice it says ,"thou shalt not respect the person of
the poor, nor honour the person of
the mighty." It does not say, "thou shalt not respect the poor
, nor honour the mighty
," but only the person
of the poor and the person
of the mighty. In other words, we are not to respect someone just because they are the president, or a police officer, or a banker, or a priest, or wealthy. These are the 'persons' of men. We are to respect men because of what's in their hearts, and not because of their image
. Jesus did not accept the person of any (Luke 20:21), neither should we.
Another example is in James 2:1-4, where these religious people were sinning because they would give the best seats in their assembly to the persons
of the rich, and not to the poor. This is discrimination
. They were being partial and were giving judgment to the outward circumstances of man and not to their intrinsic merits. They preferred, as the more worthy, one whose "image" or "person" is one that is rich, high born, or powerful, over another who does not have these qualities.To sum, the word “Christian” is a title, which indicates person-age, or status, which God does not respect. WOW!