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US Constitution Based On Bible

The US Constitution is based on the Word Of God. Therefore should not Christians take back America from the evils that are about to destroy it?

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There are aspects of the Constitution which relate to certain truths found in the Bible. That's not proof the document incorporates Judaism/Christianity at its foundation.

However, a more critical problem is this notion that, somehow, the Constitution is the law governing the people. This has created a serious flaw in modern US governance and will ultimately prove a mortal blow, if that false premise is not effectively refuted.

The Constitution governs the government. It does not govern the people! When Congress, the Court & the Prez finally obliterate that fact from the consciousness of the masses, we'll be permanantly "up the creek".

One paddle's lost and the other is slippin' our grasp.
---BruceB on 8/9/09


"The constitution was written by christian, free masons and rosacrucians - groups that have always been warring against each other."
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Well said. I grow quickly weary of people who insist the America was founded as an exclusively "Christian" nation and who ignore the truth in our history.

If it was, I don't care for a brand of Christianity that insists that all paths lead to God and that ignores the exclusive claims of Christ our Lord. That is why I want our government out of our religion. It we let them in, we will end up with a watered down new age faith at best.
---obewan on 8/9/09


Meira-- Where did you get the idea that The constitution was written by >>>christian, free masons and rosacrucians - groups that have always been warring against each other<<<.?
There is no contention between Freemasons and the Rosacrucians. Freemasonry has no complaint about Christianity. The only conflict is between evangelical Christians and these organizations, or the RCC which prohibits membership in secret societies.
Many churchmen in the days of the Founders were ALSO Freemasons.

As today, the Masonic lodge was a place where prominent local political and business leaders met.
---Donna66 on 8/9/09


The constitution was written by christian, free masons and rosacrucians - groups that have always been warring against each other. Ben Franklin was a member a many different secret societies, including FM, RC, and another call Hellfire's Club - a group that practiced orgies and devil worship. T Jefferson was also thought to be a freemason, belonging to a group in france. Many other founding fathers were either freemasons or rosacrucian-organizations that are not "christian".

That being said, the constitution was not necessarily christian. but christians should always stand for righteousness and justice according to the SCRIPTURES -not the US Constitution.
---Meira on 8/8/09


It is a secular document. But it's spirit is of the NT.... a document of freedom from bondage.

The declaration of Independence actually expresses it most clearly...."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."

The 1st 10 amendments to the Constitution, elaborate on what specific rights are to be guaranteed.

The remainder of the constitution deals with strictly secular responsibilities.
---Donna66 on 8/7/09




"God's Law and Society" is a video series that covers some of this question.
---Yochanan on 8/7/09


I hope this is helpful
"The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded."
James Madison
---Millie on 8/1/09


The US constitution is a secular document
---MikeM on 1/15/08


Please give the appropriate scriptures, citing book, chapter, and verse in every case, calling for a representative democracy, bi-cameral legislature, head of state limited to 8 years, and a separate judiciary.

If the US Constitution is "based on the Word of God" as you claim, this should be an easy question for you.
---Jack on 1/15/08


Verse and chapter, please. Where does the constitution intimate that it was based on the Bible. True, the constitution was written in a Bibliocentric culture; but that does not make it based on the Scripture.
---Ed on 6/6/07




** I have been told that the constitution comes specifically from the bible, that each amendment correlates to a chapter in the bible. Is that true?**

No, it is not true.

You have been told wrong, Nioka.

If you were to ask those who misinformed you WHICH Biblical passages corresponded to WHICH amendment, you would see this.

Just read the Amendments for yourself, and you'll find out how wrong what you were told is.
---Jack on 2/19/07


I have been told that the constitution comes specifically from the bible, that each amendment correlates to a chapter in the bible. Is that true?
---Nioka on 2/19/07


I think its the general conclusion here that the constitution is a secular document.
---MikeM on 2/8/07


Now where did everyone go?
---MikeM on 2/7/07


take back america.leslie,sin has taken over the world.it did when adam fell and as the population and science grew it became easier to be in bondage to many different elements of our way of life.the only country that I know of that was ever truly based on the word was and is israel.constitution is not based on the bible,with that statement you are putting it in the same category as the bible,with some changes, which would make it false teaching.
---tom2 on 2/5/07


the constitution was a document written by free men,wanting to create a government of checks and balances,ergo the 3 parts of government. and they wanted the true power to be within the voting hands of the people.now sometimes I wonder if it is still working as the designers wanted it to,but thats another question.
---tom2 on 2/5/07


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** Jack, Franklin did ask for a prayer, He used a masonic term, 'Father of Lights" in reference to deity. As to if they did pray, I don't know.**

I never said that Franklin did not ask for prayer. I DID say that his suggestion was rejected by the Constitutional Convention.

And if "father of lights" is a masonic term, then James who wrote the NT Epistle was a mason.
---Jack on 2/4/07


Jack, Franklin did ask for a prayer, He used a masonic term, 'Father of Lights" in reference to deity. As to if they did pray, I don't know. They did argue and debate a lot in that summer heat in Phily- so most clearly they were not fundamentalist, as the fundamentalist continue to assert.
---MikeM on 2/4/07


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One wishing to hold an office cannot be forced to believe in God.**

I believe that faith in God was a given at this time. Most states had laws forbidding atheists--or in some places Jews or even Roman Catholics--from holding public office, voting, or tesitifying in court.

These clauses in the Constitution were to avoid governmental interference in different churches, as opposed to the State Church model in most of Europe at this time.
---Jack on 2/3/07


** The First Continental Congress was having trouble writing the Constitution ... Benjamin Franklin told them to get on their knees and pray for God's guidance ... they prayed to God for His guidance and wrote one of the most wonderful documents ever written.**

This is a pretty little myth, but actually his motion was NOT accepted and there were NO prayers at the Constitutional Convention--which is NOT the same as the First Continental Congress.
---Jack on 2/3/07


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Nellah-You are correct. You will note that Ben Franklin said began his prayer to "The Father of Lights"-A masonic term.

Kay, side bar, (what if someone like me showed up in your church?) I work a lot as well. I work sorting fossils from last summers dig in Oregon,.
---MikeM on 2/3/07


The First Continental Congress was having trouble writing the Constitution ... Benjamin Franklin told them to get on their knees and pray for God's guidance ... they prayed to God for His guidance and wrote one of the most wonderful documents ever written.
---Nellah on 2/2/07


Jack... you're right. Thank you for the correction!

It still goes to the point of my comments. The Constitution was written to prevent a theocracy. One wishing to hold an office cannot be forced to believe in God.
---NurseRpbert on 2/2/07


MikeM, why is it if I leave for a day or two you assume that I've bailed. I do have a life outside ChristiaNet. Do you? I'll get back to you when *I* can, not when *you* want me to.
---Kay6588 on 2/1/07


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Will Leslie and Kay return? I do note many in America believe as they do, and wish, strive for a theocracy. When faced with the objective facts about American history, they quickly retreat,(bail) or just claim that Democracy if made by man is ungodly, therefore the Bible shuld replace the Democratic model. I have seen this on many far right websites. We do not learn from history.
---MikeM on 2/1/07


**NO where in that document is God mentioned, except in the 1st Amendment that states the Government cannot establish a religion.**

Nurse Robert, don't forget that in the main body it says that no oath or religious test (which meant receiving communion in the State Church) would be required to hold office.
---Jack on 2/1/07


Kay; The division of powers comes from the Greek model, again, Democray is a pagan concept.Fact At least half the founders were masons; Fact.

Jefferson and Paine were, like most of the founders deist, or influenced by deism; fact.

Some come here with armed with infromation, facts, others with...emotion.

kay is right on one point, the founders were well immersed in the judeo-Christian tradition, but saw, as Jefferson put it, 'Religion in goverment corrupts both"
---MikeM on 1/31/07


Kay; The division of powers comes from the Greek model, again, Democray is a pagan concept.Fact At least half the founders were masons; Fact.

Jefferson and Paine were, like most of the founders deist, or influenced by deism; fact.

Some come here with armed with infromation, facts, others with...emotion.

kay is right on one point, the founders were well immersed in the judeo-Christian tradition, but saw, as Jefferson put it, 'Religion in goverment corrupts both"
---MikeM on 1/31/07


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John Adams, "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."


John Adams, "I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved--the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!"
---MikeM on 1/31/07


James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance;
"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects?"


Thomas Jefferson, "The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom"
"Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, more than on our opinions in physics and geometry. . . ."
---MikeM on 1/31/07


James Madison, A Memorial and Remonstrance;
"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects?"


Thomas Jefferson, "The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom"
"Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, more than on our opinions in physics and geometry. . . ."
---MikeM on 1/31/07


James Madison,During fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? In all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution."
Ben Franklin- Books against Deism fell into my hands they wrought an effect quite contrary to what was intended the arguments of Deists which were quote to be refuted appeared to me stronger than the refutations in short I became a thorough Deist
---MikeM on 2/1/07


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Ethan Allen - Mason
Edmund Burke - Mason
John Claypoole - Mason
William Daws - Mason
Benjamin Franklin - Mason
John Hancock - Mason
Thomas Jefferson - Deist with some evidence of Masonic connections
John Paul Jones - Mason
Robert Livingston - Mason
Thomas Paine - Humanist
Paul Revere - Mason
Colonel Benjamin Tupper - Mason
George Washington - Mason
Daniel Webster - Some evidence of Masonic connections
---MikeM on 2/1/07


Eloy, wrong again.....
The Mayflower Compact was an agreement to band together to FORM laws, not a law or "Constitution" unto itself. You need to go back and reread the document.
---NurseRobert on 1/30/07


Leslie.. have you ever read the Constitution??
NO where in that document is God mentioned, except in the 1st Amendment that states the Government cannot establish a religion.
---NurseRobert on 1/30/07


Eloy, you stated "The 1st U.S. Constitution of America is called The Mayflower Compact" A Constitution is defined as a "system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution."

Where does the Mayflower Compact do this??
---NurseRobert on 1/30/07


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II. you also stated "Congress will make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. I encourage all to freely and publicly share their faith. And if ANY ONE tries to censor your right to this freedom, sue them."

Thats a real Christian attitude. The Congress may not prohibit the free exercise of religion, but private citizens can certainly do it on their property or their work place.

But then "you will believe what you desire", wrong though you may be.
---NurseRobert on 1/30/07


Kay: Leslie made a statement about US History that she is saying is a fact, but she has not cited one single historical text to support it. This is dangerous and totally wrong.
---Madison1101 on 1/30/07


the US constitution is not based on the Bible but people's interpretation of government according to a christian Ethic. most of the Constitution is based on the colonial charter of Penn. with a few extras.
---Jared on 1/30/07


Part 2:

And is it so horrible to ask Leslie to provide scriptural proof for what she claims is in scripture?

Or are you saying that if someone says something is based on the Bible we should simply take his/her word for it?

I think I and others have made a perfectly proper request.
---Jack on 1/30/07


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kay6588, it is not obvious that Isaiah 33:22 was the inspiration for the division of power in American government because this scripture is:

1) Not found in the constitution
2) Does not divide power

An honest look into history reveals that the founding fathers got the idea of executive, legislative & judicial branches of government from the Haudenosaunee tribes.
---Ryan on 1/30/07


Jack & Ryan, its obvious that the founding fathers were inspired by Isaiah 33:22. I'm not claiming that this passage is a direct reference to American government. I cannot believe you do not see how it inspired them to divide the central government into 3 branches.

God is judge- Judicial
God is lawgiver- Legislative
God is King- Executive

You guys just don't get it. And why are so many of you being so cold hearted to Leslie? God bless you, dear Leslie.
---Kay6588 on 1/30/07


** Isa 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us--

This is the best you could come up with? I still see all the power is the Lord's this scripture does not divide power, especially the way American government does.**

As a matter of fact, at the time the Bible was written, law and jurisprudence were considered to originate with and come from the king.

There was NO separation of powers.
---Jack on 1/29/07


Jack: The reason Leslie is not providing any sources for her statements is because they don't exist. It is a figment of her imagination.
---Madison1101 on 1/29/07


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**
The Constitution IS based on the Word of God and the 10 Commandments, and we MUST take back America for Jesus.**

Sister Leslie (if you are the same person who started this blog), mere repetition is NOT proof.

You have been asked to provide book, chapter, and verse that outline a government similar to the US Constitution.

You have not yet done so.

Are you saying that you can NOT prove your assertion from scripture?
---Jack on 1/29/07


Isa 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, The LORD is our lawgiver, The LORD is our king; He will save us--

This is the best you could come up with? I still see all the power is the Lord's this scripture does not divide power, especially the way American government does.
---Ryan on 1/29/07


"Can you identify how the Word of God, the Ten Commandments and the Constitution of the United States are similar works?"

Ryan, I can, but I'll let Leslie answer your question.
---Kay6588 on 1/29/07


"..the constitution was written as a division of power delegating power to 3 branches of government.nothing in the bible mentions this."

tom2, Isaiah 33:22.
---Kay on 1/28/07


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Sister Leslie **The Constitution IS based on the Word of God and the 10 Commandments...**

What parts? All of it? Or only portions? Can you identify how the Word of God, the Ten Commandments and the Constitution of the United States are similar works? As a Christitan I can see no similarities between democracies and theocracies; in fact they seem to be in complete oppostition of each other.
---Ryan on 1/28/07


The 1st U.S. Constitution of America is called The Mayflower Compact, signed on November 11, 1620. The 2nd U.S. Constitution of America was signed on September 17, 1787. The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution sanctioned on December 15, 1791, The precedent stipulates: "Congress will make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion". I encourage all to freely and publicly share their faith. And if ANY ONE tries to censor your right to this freedom, sue them.
---Eloy on 1/29/07


Leslie; Can you are anyone who makes such claims back them up?

Ryan, a first, I agree with you.
---MikeM on 1/29/07


"27 of the 56 founders were freemason, 18 were thought to be masons, only 8 were known not to be masons. All were influenced by Deism. The constitution does not mention God."

Even though the Constitution doesn't use the word "God", it does contain biblical principles.
---Kay6588 on 1/29/07


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"Why are people discussing the Mayflower Compact, that was drafted in the fifteenth century and the American Constitution (Which was the subject of the blog question) was drafted in the eighteenth century."

Ryan, I guess they're referring to the Mayflower Compact because in a sense it was the first constitution, and it shows that the United States was founded on Christian precepts.
---Kay6588 on 1/28/07


Well if the founders loved the "Lord Jefferson" so much why did they supposedly base the constitution on God LOL? Why are people discussing the Mayflower Compact, that was drafted in the fifteenth century and the American Constitution (Which was the subject of the blog question) was drafted in the eighteenth century. Either we have people that don't understand the passage of time in human history or they are being intellectualy dishonest.
---Ryan on 1/28/07


The Constitution IS based on the Word of God and the 10 Commandments, and we MUST take back America for Jesus.
---Sister_Leslie on 1/28/07


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The answer you are seeking comes from our Declaration of Independance .which states "The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God .Please read all. part one of six **

The idea of "nature's God" is more in keeping with Deistic and Enlightnement ideas.
---Jack on 1/28/07


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Kay & Leslie; Republic, Democracy is a 100% pagan secular concept, Athens Greece, Perecles, 500BC

Are you then against democracy?

27 of the 56 founders were freemason, 18 were thought to be masons, only 8 were known not to be masons. All were influenced by Deism. The constitution does not mention God.
---MikeM on 1/28/07


Leslie: What historical text are you using to support your thesis? There is no evidence of this concept in any history book I have in my home, or have taught with.
---Madison1101 on 1/28/07


Yes the Founders loved the Lord Jefferson gave money to Church's as did Washington. Liberals want to re-write history. Show me seperation of chuch and state in the constitution. Read Mayflower Compact. America was founded to serve and bring glory to the Lord. liberalism and evolutionism have turned America against what it was founded on.
---Leslie on 1/28/07


The Christian worldview probably influenced the the thinking of the founding fathers, but the Constitution being based on the Bible is arguable. There's no mention of God in the Constitution. However there are a few parallels between the 2 texts (foreigner can't be king, checks & balances or separation of powers supporting the notion that fallen man's sinfulness excludes him from being trusted to rule alone, he must be given boundaries, etc). But how does "taking back America" work, exactly?
---AlwaysOn on 1/28/07


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part 1:The 1620 Mayflower Compact is the First Constitution of America. The Mayflower Compact is a Constitution in that the settlers agreed to form a government for the general good, and to be bound by its rules. And the settlers recognized that government could be legitimate only if it originated with the combined consent of those it claimed to govern.
---Eloy on 1/27/07


pt.2: "We Covenant ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic for the Glory of God and our better ordering and advancement of the Christian Faith. We enact, Constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices as thought most suitable and convenient for the general good of the Colony, to which we promise all due submission and obedience."
---Eloy on 1/27/07


leslie,the constitution was written as a division of power delegating power to 3 branches of government.nothing in the bible mentions this.now that being said I beleive the concept of law did come from God.and the persuit of happiness to me really means free will.
---tom2 on 1/27/07


Leslie, I agree with you.

"The Holy Scriptures..can alone secure to society, order, and peace, and to our courts of justice and constitutions of government, purity, stability, and usefulness. In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws and draw entrechments around our institutions."-James McHenry
---Kay6588 on 1/27/07


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The answer you are seeking comes from our Declaration of Independance .which states "The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God .Please read all. part one of six
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


Part 2 "The Laws of Nature And of Nature's God" Powerful words.Where are they found,and where did they come fromand what do they mean ? The answers to those questions tell us alot about our country , The United States of America.The only nation in the history of the world founded on Christian principles.The phrase The Laws of nature and of nature's God" is found
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


Part 3 in the Preamble to the most important of our four greatest historical documents,The Declaration of Independence .They come from Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on The Laws of England .What are the Laws 0f Nature and of Nature's God ? Blackstone's Commentaries of Laws written in 1758 by the great English Jurist,Sir William Blackstone,has the answer.These Law books ,which almost served as the Bible of America lawyers ,were used by
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


Part 4 our courts for 160 years to settle disputes,to define words and to examine procedure.The eight words ,The Laws Nature and of Nature's God,were already established in our Nation law books 18 years before the declaration of Independence was ever drafted .What The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God mean is defined by Sis William Blackstone."And consequently as man depends aboslutely upon His Makerfor everything.
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


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Part 5 it is necessary that he should in all points conform upon His Maker will. This will of His Maker is called The Law of Nature .These are eternal.immutable laws of good and evil,to which the Creator Himself in all His dispensations conforms.This Law of Nature,Being co-eval with mankind and Dietated by God Himself,is of course superior in obligation
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


Part 5 it is necessary that he should in all points conform upon His Maker will. This will of His Maker is called The Law of Nature .These are eternal.immutable laws of good and evil,to which the Creator Himself in all His dispensations conforms.This Law of Nature,Being co-eval with mankind and Dietated by God Himself,is of course superior in obligation
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


Part 6 to any other.It is blinding overall the globe,in all countries , and at all times : No human laws are validity.if contrary to this:and such of them as are valid derive all there force,and all their authority,mediately or immediately ,from this original.See part 7
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


Part 7-Now you may understand why our History books have and are being changed .For they don't want America people to know the truth.Pray that our Alba Father light comes out in america .In the Love and Compassion of Jesus Christ .Pastor Danny
---Pastor_Danny on 1/27/07


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You are absouletely right but, unless everyone files for their sovereign american citizenship to reclaim their God given rights then, we the people, will continue to be used for there gain and manipulated and bought and sold like cattle on the open market. God said You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free but, unless we are all sovereign american citizens, we will remain slaves to the government....ye can not serve 2 masters!
---David on 1/27/07


What historical texts teach that? That is the most absurd thing I have read this month.
---Madison1101 on 1/27/07


#1 The US constitution is not based on the Word Of God. The US constitution has a division of power the Word of God establishes only a single power God. Israel, under the covenant of law, was based on the Word of God. American government is a blending of Greek, French (laisse faire), Haudenosaunee & other democratic ideas.
---Ryan on 1/27/07


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