Like it or not, Biblical Christian principles and our Constitution are inseparable. Our nation was founded on the very principles found in the Bible by a group of men who relied on those teachings to create a system of government outlined in the U.S. Constitution. They created, for their posterity, a nation which should forever preserve the rights given to all from the Creator.
Our rights are not granted to us from the government, they are endowed from our Creator, and inasmuch we should only rely on the government to direct the affairs which are outlined in the Constitution. We are expected to be the watchmen of the government’s adherence to the Constitution. The government has long overstepped it’s reach into our lives because of our lack of understanding and apathy towards what the proper role of government is and where the powers for it are derived.
If we want real freedom and true liberty, it is incumbent upon us all to understand how our country was formed. We should not rely on those people today who are within the government to tell us where it all started… they can shape the story to fit their own interests and power. See the thoughts of Patrick Henry for a better understanding…
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
“It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!”
“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”
Then there is this from Benjamin Franklin...
“Where liberty is, there is my country.”
But perhaps the most vital source for the correlation of liberty and our Creator can be found in our very own Declaration Of Independence…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
And that very Declaration is signed with these powerful words…. “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Finally, we arrive at the Constitutional Convention, where Benjamin Franklin spoke…
“I’ve lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing Proofs I see of this Truth — That God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that except the Lord build the House they labor in vain who build it. I firmly believe this, — and I also believe that without his concurring Aid, we shall succeed in this political Building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our Projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a Reproach and Bye word down to future Ages.” ~ Speech to the Constitutional Convention (28 June 1787);
It is these very words that prop up the reasoning of the U.S. Constitution, and because they exemplify what the Founders believed in as they came to write the Constitution, we should continue to honor what they created for us all. It was always about, and should always remain, God and Country.