One of the most stunning proofs for the Bible as the word of God, is its incredible ability to predict world events, hundreds of years before they took place. Critics of the Bible, as well as the atheist who claims that there is no proof for the existence of God, often repudiate Bible prophecy and claim that the Bible does not predict any future event.
When we examine the prophecy of Zechariah, written nearly 700 years before Jesus entered Jerusalem, we find that the siege of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., was predicted—not only by this Old Testament prophet, but also by Jesus when He declared to the nation that He was their promised Messiah. Continue reading “Zechariah And Jesus Predict The Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.”
Where did the laws of the United States originate? To what source did the framers of the Constitution draw their inferences in establishing the rights of citizens for America?
Before the founding of America; before the Constitution existed, there was a standard for all laws that was highly revered and looked upon as the only authoritative source for human law: “Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law.”
When the men who penned the words for the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, were looking for a just basis for laws that would unite the colonies into one nation, one people, and government, they used the principles of Blackstone’s as the foundation for these laws.
We see evidence for the impact that Blackstone’s Commentary on the Law had on the framers of our Constitution when we examine the words of the Declaration of Independence:
“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
This term: “the laws of nature and nature’s God,” came directly from the text of Blackstone’s and is specific in its description for the origin of valid law.*
In this article, we will explore the major precepts of Blackstone’s, in order to understand the mind-set of the framers of the Constitution, when they were seeking to institute the just laws which would convey liberty to all people who would inhabit this land. Continue reading “The United States Constitution And Gay Rights”
It is a common error amongst those who are uniformed, that the United States was founded as a secular nation. In fact, when we examine the founding documents of the nation, we find that the entire purpose of our break from Britain, was to become a Christian nation, under the God of the Bible.
King George III, of Britain had declared that when he spoke, it was with the voice of God. It was with this belief that he felt that Britain had the right to dictate to the people of the new land of America, that their obedience was to the king of England and his laws, only.
The motto of the American Revolution declared that they would have “No King but King Jesus.” Benjamin Franklin frequently stated during the revolution against Britain: “Rebellion to Tyrants, is Obedience to God.” Continue reading “The Founding of America as a Christian Nation”
It is a common error amongst those who are misinformed, that the United States was not founded by Christian men who believed that God had brought them to this land. Although there were several deists amongst the founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, who believed in a Creator, while not being certain that God was actively involved in the affairs of men. The facts remain, as a part of the historical record, that when we examine the biographies of the founding fathers and read their words, we find that the overwhelming majority believed that the United States should be founded upon the Bible and the laws of God.
There are over 100,000 documents from the founding fathers that prove that those who came to this land, believed that God had brought them here. They founded this nation—based upon the laws of the Bible and their firm belief that Jesus is the Savior. Continue reading “America’s Spiritual Heritage and the Influence of the Bible on America”
One of the stunning developments that has occurred in the United States during the past 60 years, is the movement of our citizens away from God and the Bible.
After decades of eroding morality and a rise in secular humanism, we no longer possess the faith of our forefathers. Beginning in the fifties, the Christian church ceased from teaching its members the principles of the Bible. This resulted in a nation of individuals who did not know what God has said, nor what He requires. This famine of God’s word produced an eroding national morality, and the acceptance of abhorrent lifestyles that were formerly considered illegal or perverse. Under the guise of equal rights, an onslaught of court cases, sought legal recourse to redefine marriage and what America considers normal in sexual relationships.
During this same period, Colleges and Universities began to teach evolution as the reason for all life, resulting in the exclusion of God from government and educational institutions.
As same-sex relationships became acceptable to the American people, the insistence for more rights, to a wider group of alternative lifestyle and gender identities, has also increased. In April of 2016, a 16 year old North Carolina student, who was born a female but identifies as a male, sued the Gloucester County School Board that had created a policy the prohibited any student from using a restroom that is contrary to their biological sex. On April 19, 2016, a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, gave permission for this case to go forward as a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the school board. According to the federal court, the basis of the case is Title IX of the Federal law that prohibits sex discrimination at schools that receive federal funding.
We are seeing an ever increasing movement by the LGBT advocates to demand that every phase of American culture; government, churches, business, and education, accept every abhorrent demand that is made to accommodate their chosen lifestyles. This movement towards a national acceptance of gays and lesbians as normal and acceptable in every phase of American society, began in 1962 Continue reading “When America Abandons God: The Signs And The Consequences”