Man's Law Or God's Law?
Saturday, December 15th, was the 210th anniversary of the
adoption of the United States Bill of Rights. Bill of Rights
Day is no longer listed on calendars, no longer mentioned in the
media, and not celebrated by Americans. This is to be expected, since
the "God-given" and "unalienable" rights enumerated in the Bill
of Rights have been forgotten.
The U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789; it is man's law
establishing a corporate government. It originally transferred only 17
very limited powers to the new government. The Bill of Rights
was adopted two years later, in 1791, to further clarify
government's limitation. It is a declaration of spiritual
truth, of God-given "unalienable" rights. Yet in the past 210
years the federal government has escaped its intended control and
limitations and used powers granted to it in the Constitution to
replace the God-given rights once protected by the Bill of Rights.
America was established on profoundly Christian
principles by people that intended to live their lives serving the God
of the Bible, with government serving and protecting "We The People."
After 210 years, the system is upside down, with government now in the
position of god with the God-given rights in the control of that
government. In 1775, American churches directed members
to take up arms against the British government that was
violating God-given rights.
Today America's "Christian" churches seek government licenses
and TAX EXEMPTION, and accordingly are forced to submit to government's
increasing tyranny. As a result of the transition that has taken
place, it has become clear that America's churches and mainstream
Christians now serve Mammon, and not God.
Laws calling politically incorrect speech "hate speech"
have replaced American's 1st Amendment right to "freedom of speech".
For example, a Christian today is in jeopardy for calling
homosexuality a deviant behavior, and the churches have largely gone
silent on the matter. The "free exercise" of religion is now
subject to government approval and interpretation. It is obvious that
America's Christian churches are lining up for submission to the
final one-world system of government and religion - precisely as
predicted in the Holy Scriptures.
What has occurred to America's God-given rights and cherished Bill of
Rights over the last 210 years follows the historical model of
governments - becoming a "beast," and always growing
in power and force at the expense of the people and their liberty. At
the same time, the whole mechanism is progressively funded by forced
America's founding fathers knew that this historical model
would repeat in America despite an enumerated Bill of Rights. Benjamin
Franklin said Americans would lose their liberty "when
the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government...."
Samuel Adams predicted of Americans, "once they
lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to
the first external or internal invader."
President George Washington even warned Americans in his
farewell address that, "cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men
will be enabled to subvert the power of the people...." Many "born-again"
Christians voted for Bill Clinton, and it appears that even
Christians have become so corrupt and without virtue that they are
willing to elect cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled leaders. The
prosperity promised by these unprincipled modern leaders is the carrot
that American "Christians" have continued to follow.
The most powerful government the world has ever witnessed has trashed
its own people's Bill of Rights. Our massive beast government
is not about to be limited by some forgotten declaration of God-given
rights adopted by men that died long ago. At this dark point in
history, it appears that along with the passing of America's great
Christian founding fathers, the spirit of limited government and
God-given rights died also.
December 17, 2001 -- Doug Hudson
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