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The "New and Improved" Declaration of Independence from God


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The "New and Improved" Declaration of Independence from God

Gary Kelly
July 27, 2007

In considering John Edwards claim of "Two America's" of rich and poor, another more probable take on why America is divided are the fundamental worldviews of Judeo-Christians and those of secular humanists, where even when some secular humanists claim to subscribe to the Judeo-Christian faith, as long as their "faith" is excluded in decisions of the state.

The comparison clearly depicts the gulf between those who confront every issue with a moral virtue as derived from a Biblical worldview, as did America's founders, and how secular humanists, whose "values" today are derived through a warped and selective "political correctness," with no apparent foundation upon which boundaries are defined.

America's foundation, predicated upon the opening paragraph of our founding document, the Declaration of Independence, and clearly depicts that "unalienable Rights" are to "enabled" only if they do not violate "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." James Madison, the author of the U.S. Constitution declared, "On the distinctive principles of the Government...of the U. States, the best guides are to be found in...The Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental Act of Union of these States." What foundation do secular humanists use as their "guides" to base their rules and boundaries or "principles of the Government?"

Once secular humanists legislate selective "political correctness" (SPC), they are then free to falsely justify and exercise authority over opinions of those with a Biblical worldview simply by using the SPC redefined words of "hate and discrimination." Further, when that SPC foundation is accepted as "the norm," from there redefining words like tolerance, diversity, and bigotry are further used in the "new and improved" SPC Declaration of Independence from God.

Darkness inevitably ensues when Light is absent. Darkness as defined in Scripture (see below), results when Judeo-Christians eschew their Lord"s call to be Salt & Light. This complacent apathy has allowed secular humanists to redefine the "American way of life" we will be leaving our descendants. This becomes blatantly obvious when we review the numerous SPC decisions by the courts. A small sampling:  

Thomas Jefferson warned: "In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution."  ..."[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch." " ..."It is not honorable to take mere legal advantage, when it happens to be contrary to justice."

Before inadequately and falsely dismissing this assessment as a call for theocracy, this assessment is based solely upon the words of America's Founders. Although most if not all were Christians, they did not establish a theocracy but a Republic, even though they did base it upon Scripture. In 1946, was America a theocracy with school prayer and Bible reading? Was America more civil and academically advanced? Should the theocracies we should be fearing instead those of secular humanism and those practiced in many Muslim countries, where woman and non-Muslims are violently oppressed?

Judeo-Christian voters, if they vote in 2008, will determine which direction America will proceed, whether that of a selective set of "values" as defined by "politically correct" secular humanism, or the values of our Founders Biblical worldview with defined moral virtues. Will Election 2008 begin a return to America's founding document the Declaration of Independence, or continue on with the "new and improved" Declaration of Independence from God?

While most are well aware of the words of Jesus in John 3:16, what He said in the same breath is apparently often overlooked: "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." (John 3:19-21)

Scripture also says: "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20)

However, do not be surprised at the backlash when you shine His Light, as inscribed at the Library of Congress: "The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not" (John 1:5).

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them." Joseph Story

Which worldview will Election 2008 reflect

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