Shadows of Messiah – The Constitution

Shadows of Messiah – The Constitution

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

The Constitution is an agreement that was made by the Founders to establish a government of ‘We the people,’ based on the natural law of God.  Its primary purpose is to secure the blessings of Liberty which come forth from the Creator which were proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution of the United States is looked upon as the ‘supreme law’ of the land but it is in reality merely a contract on how to secure the rights which are given to man by their Creator.  When public officials swear an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” they are proclaiming that their primary duty is to secure to the people of this nation the rights given to them by God Almighty.  They are to be God’s ministers, administering His will (Romans 13:4).

The foundation of the Constitution is the Declaration of Independence.  In order to understand what the Constitution truly is, one must look to the Declaration of Independence and the  writings of the men who agreed upon this government.

“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” {James Madison – the “Father of the Constitution”}

The Declaration of Independence begins with a proclamation that all men are equal and given unalienable rights by their Creator.  The Government of American then is based upon the Natural Law of God.

John Locke

John Locke, to whom Thomas Jefferson and the Founders relied upon, defined The Natural Law as the Will of God.  Locke spoke of the Natural Law, or the Law of Reason as the Law of God in which man was given from the beginning.

“The Law, that was to govern Adam, was the same, that was to govern all his Posterity, the Law of Reason.”

“Adam was created a perfect Man, his Body and Mind in full possession of their Strength and Reason, and so was capable, from the first Instant of his Being to provide for his own Support and Preservation, and govern his Actions according to the Dictates of the Law of Reason which God had implanted in him.”

John Locke defined the Natural Law as the Will of God.

“Thus the Law of Nature stands as an Eternal Rule to all Men, Legislators as well as others.  The Rules that they make for other Men’s Actions, must, as well as their own, and other Men’s Actions, be conformable to the Law of Nature, i.e. to the Will of God, of which that is a Declaration, and the fundamental Law of Nature being the preservation of Mankind, no Human Sanction can be good, or valid against it.” {John Locke – Of Civil Government pg 94}

The Holy Scriptures define the will of God as His Word (Psalm 40:8; Matthew 12:50; Luke 8:21).  The natural law spoken of by the Founders is another way of saying God’s will or His Word.  The Constitution is the agreement which the Founders made to secure the rights given by the Creator in His natural law.  As mentioned in Shadows of Messiah – Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams who was declared the Father of the Revolution, spoke of the rights of the Colonists best being understood in light of the Bible.  John Adams, who was on the Committe of Five who penned the Declaration of Independence, said that the Declaration was based upon the precepts of Christianity.

The Purpose of government can be summed up in the Golden Rule.  John Locke wrote that all men are naturally in a ‘state of perfect freedom’ and ‘a State also of Equality.’  He defined this liberty by the ‘Golden Rule of ‘do unto others as ye would have them do unto you.’  As all men are equal and in a state of liberty, so we must treat one another with love if we wish to receive the same.

“And Reason, which is that Law, teaches all Mankind, who will be consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his Life, Health, Liberty, or Possessions.  For Men being all the Workmanship of one Omnipotent, and infinitely wise Maker: All the Servants of one Sovereign Master, sent into the World by his Order, and about his Business, they are his Property, whose Workmanship they are, made to last during his, not one another’s Pleasure.”

The foundation of the government of the United States is this Golden Rule,  the Law of Love (Matthew 22:35-40; John 14:15, 21; 15:10; 1 John 5:2-3; 2 John 1:6).  The purpose of the Constitution and the government established therein is to preserve this love between man.  This has always been the role of government, to preserve God’s law of love and to prevent men from harming each other (Romans 13:1-10).

James Madison

At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, James Madison proposed the plan to divide the central government into three branches based upon Isaiah 33:22.  These 3 branches of government set up by the Constitution is a declaration that God is King and Savior.

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.
Here it could be said that Madison and those who contributed to the writing of the Constitution sought a form of government where God would be the head of man and elected officials would serve to administer this concept. Of course due to sinful human nature, Americans have never truly got to enjoy this type of government but at the heart of the Constitution and Bill of Rights this is the idea that is proposed.

Madison understood this sinful nature of man and established a system of checks and balances to prevent power from being centralized into the hands of a few.  This three branch system was designed to keep the LORD as the Head of government, with His law of liberty at the foundation of the government (James 1:25; 2:12).

As the purpose of the Constitution is to preserve this law of love, it is the responsibility of the people to walk in this love.  Madison and the Founders understood that the only way for this system of government to work would be if the people of the United States lived according to the law of God which is summed up in one word, love (Matthew 22:35-40; 1 John 5:3).

“It is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love, and charity toward each other.”  {James Madison – The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates 5/6/1776}

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” {James Madison to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia 1778}

“When Americans are Biblically educated and practising the two great commandments of our Lord, love for God, and love for man (Matt. 22:36-39), then our constitutional form of government works.  It will not function correctly without this education.  It is dependent upon Christian self-government with union in all phases of human experience.” {The Bible and The Constitution of the United States of America – Verna M. Hall & Rosalie J. Slater pg 10}

John Adams

John Adams spoke of the need of virtue amongst Americans in order for the Republic to be successful.  Scripture declares that this virtue comes from the Almighty, whose end is love (2 Peter 1:3-7; 1 Peter 2:9).

“Private and public virtue is the only Foundation of Republics.” {John Adams}

“Statesmen…may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand…. The only foundation of a free Constitution, is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People, in a great Measure, than they have it now, They may change their Rulers, and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting Liberty.” {John Adams letter to Zabdiel Adams on June 21, 1776}

In his Inaugural address, Adams stated that virtue can only come from the Creator.

“And may that Being who is supreme over all, the Patron of Order, the Fountain of Justice, and the Protector in all ages of the world of virtuous liberty, continue His blessing upon this nation and its Government and give it all possible success and duration consistent with the ends of His providence.”

Love is the basis of which the government of the United States is founded upon. The Founders spoke of the American form of government as being reliant upon the ability of man to govern himself by walking in accordance with the law of God which is summed up in one word, love (Matthew 22:40).

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  {John Adams -The Works of John Adams  Vol. IX, p. 229, October 11, 1798}

“It must be felt that there is no national security but in the nation’s humble acknowledged dependence upon God and His overruling providence.” {John Adams}

If the people cannot walk in love, then the government must become more powerful to protect the rights of the people.

In the Garden of Eden, sin did not exist and hence there was no need for government as man could properly rule himself without harming his neighbor. It is due to the sinful nature that man inherited after the Fall that government is needed. Man must rule over his sinful nature in one form or another. Either man governs himself or other men must do it for him.

James Madison understood this Biblical view of human nature and spoke of the need for government to be based upon this realistic viewpoint.

“But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” {James Madison Federalist Papers #51}

Madison was elected to the Virginia Constitutional Convention in April, 1776 where he framed its constitution.  He later referred to Virginia’s Declaration of Rights as “the basis and foundation of government.” In the constitution he declared the principle of freedom of religion but also spoke of the importance of walking in love towards one another.

James Madison wrote section 16 of the Virginia Declaration of Rights as follows: “Religion, or the duty we owe to our Creator, and manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and, therefore, that all men should enjoy the fullest toleration in the exercise of religion according to the dictates of conscience, unpunished and unrestrained by the magistrate, unless under color of religion any man disturb the peace, the happiness, or safety of society, and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian forbearance, love and charity toward each other.” {The Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates, Held at the Capitol in the City of Williamsburg, in the Colony of Virginia, on Monday the 6th of May, 1776}

The purpose the Constitution is to preserve libertyLiberty cannot be fully realized without the law.

“There is a twofold liberty, natural (I mean as our nature is now corrupt) and civil or federal).  The first is common to man with beasts and other creatures.  By this, man as he stands in relation to man siply, hath liberty to do what he lists: it is a liberty to evil as well as to good.  This liberty is incompatible and inconsistent with authority, and cannot endure the least restraint of the most just authority.  The exercise and maintaining of this liberty makes men grow more evil, and in time to be worse than brute beasts: omnes sumus licentia deteriores. This is that great enemy of truth and peace, that wild beast, which all the ordinances of God are bent against, to restrain or subdue it.

The other kind of liberty I call civil or federal; it may also be termed moral, in reference to the covenant between God and man, in the moral law, and the politic covenants and constitutions, amongst men themselves.  This liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is a liberty to that only which is good, just, and honest.  This liberty you are to stand for, with the hazard (not only of your goods, but) of your lives, if need be.  Whatsoever crosseth this is not authority, but a distemper thereof.  This liberty is maintained and exercised in a way of subjection to authority; it is of the same kind of liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free…” {John Winthrop – Little Speech on Liberty 1645}

This is the concept of freedom in Scripture.  There is freedom IN God or freedom FROM God.  One brings life, the other death. Ezra Stiles, the most influential preacher during the time period of the Founders, spoke in a similar manner.

“That our system of dominion and civil polity would be imperfect, without the true religion; or, that from the diffusion of virtue among the people of any community, would arise their greatest secular happiness: which will terminate in this conclusion, that Holiness ought to be the end of all civil government. That thou mayest be an holy people unto the Lord thy God.”{Ezra Stiles – The United States Elevated to Glory and Honor 5/8/1783}

The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution that was formed to establish the rights proclaimed in the Declaration, sets up Jesus as King and puts all man on equal footing as His servants.  This is the essence of what America is.

“This American theory, expressed, ‘in words the memory of which can never die.’  It includes far more than it expresses; for by recognizing human equality and brotherhood, and the individual as the unit of society, it accepts the Christian idea of man as the basis of political institutions.” {The Rise of the Republic – Richard Frothingham}

The word America traces back to the Hebrew word עמל ‘amal’ which means to work as a servant.  This is the true purpose of America, to serve the Lord by revealing His good works.  This is why America is spoken of as the shining city on a hill.

Matthew 5:14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Matthew 5:15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

John Winthrop

John Winthrop is to believed to have been the first to apply this Scripture to America in his 1630 sermon called ‘A Model of Christian Charity.’  Winthrop told the Massachusetts Bay colonists that their new community would be a city upon a hill which would be watched by the world.  The Pilgrims had traveled to America to find a land in which they could worship God according to the dictates of their hearts.  It would be a land of religious freedom looked upon by their enemies in the hopes that they would fail.

They believed they were the vine planted in the wilderness spoken of by the Prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 5:1-7), a kingdom that was to produce the fruit of the Word (Matthew 21:33-43) spreading forth the Gospel of Jesus.

When the Pilgrims reached the New World they signed the Mayflower Compact which was for the ‘glorie of God, and advancement of ye Christian faith.’

“The Pilgrim wanted liberty for  himself and his wife and little ones, and for his brethren, to walk with God in a Christian life as the rules and motives of such a life were revealed to him from God’s Word.” {Pilgrim Republic – John Goodwin}

The Founders of this country walked in the footsteps of their Pilgrim forefathers.

“And so it was that out of rare public virtue grew our great republican government…It was said to a people trained under Christian influences, who habitually looked upward in every form of supplication, that the spirit which actuated the United Colonies ‘was as much from God as the descent of the Holy Ghost on the day of Pentecost, and was introductory to something great and good to mankind.’” {Richard Frothingham – The Rise of the Republic}

Daniel Webster

In 1820 at a discourse delivered at Plymouth, Daniel Webster further solidified the concept that the American form of government is based upon the desire of our Pilgrim forefathers to walk in the Word of God.

“At the moment of their landing, therefore, they possessed institutions of government, and institutions of religion: and friends and families, and social and religious institutions, framed by consent, founded on choice and preference, how nearly do these fill up our whole idea of country! The morning that beamed on the first night of their repose saw the Pilgrims already at home in their country. There were political institutions, and civil liberty, and religious worship. Poetry has fancied nothing, in the wanderings of heroes, so distinct and characteristic. Here was man, indeed, unprotected, and unprovided for, on the shore of a rude and fearful wilderness; but it was politic, intelligent, and educated man. Every thing was civilized but the physical world. Institutions, containing in substance all that ages had done for human government, were organized in a forest. Cultivated mind was to act on uncultivated nature; and, more than all, a government and a country were to commence, with the very first foundations laid under the divine light of the Christian religion. Happy auspices of a happy futurity! Who would wish that his country’s existence had otherwise begun? Who would desire the power of going back to the ages of fable? Who would wish for an origin obscured in the darkness of antiquity? Who would wish for other emblazoning of his country’s heraldry, or other ornaments of her genealogy, than to be able to say, that her first existence was with intelligence, her first breath the inspiration of liberty, her first principle the truth of divine religion?”

“Finally, let us not forget the religious character of our origin. Our fathers were brought hither by their high veneration for the Christian religion. They journeyed by its light, and labored in its hope. They sought to incorporate its principles with the elements of their society, and to diffuse its influence through all their institutions, civil, political, or literary. Let us cherish these sentiments, and extend this influence still more widely; in the full conviction, that that is the happiest society which partakes in the highest degree of the mild and peaceful spirit of Christianity.” {Daniel Webster – Plymouth Oration 1820}

John Quincy Adams

In 1821 on the birthday of the nation, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams who later became President, expressed similar sentiments.  It is significant to note that Secretaries of State are the head of the ambassadors for the nation.  The role of an ambassador is to proclaim the message of their superior, acting as his representative.  Adam’s superior at this time was President James Monroe but Adams’ words depict one who looked not upon Monroe as the head of the country, but to Jesus Christ.

“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”  {John Quincy Adams on July 4, 1821}

In 1837, John Quincy Adams gave another speech on the date of America’s birth which further iterated his belief that the government of America was founded upon the Word of God.

“When our fathers abjured the name of Britons, and ‘assumed among the nations of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitled them…they announced themselves as reformers of the institutions of civil society. They spoke of the law of nature, and in the name of nature’s God; and by that sacred adjuration they pledged us, their children, to labor with united and concerted energy, from the cradle to the grave, to purge the earth of all slavery; to restore the peace of man to full enjoyment of those rights which the God of nature had bestowed upon him at his birth; to disenthrall his limbs from chains, to break the fetters from his feet and the manacles from his hands, and to set him free for the use of all his physical powers for the improvement of his own condition.”

“The God in whose name they spoke had taught them, in the revelation of the Gospel, that the only way in which man can discharge his duty to Him is by loving his neighbor as himself, and doing with him as he would be done by; respecting his rights while enjoying his own, and applying all his emancipated powers of body and of mind to self-improvement and the improvement of his race.”

“Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the world, your most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day [the Fourth of July]?” “Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity?” {John Quincy Adams – Fourth of July speech at Newburyport, Massachusetts 1837}

Noah Webster

Noah Webster is another man who understood the importance of acknowledging that the foundation of American government is the Word of God.  Webster was a contemporary of John Quincy Adams and became known as the “Father of American Scholarship and Education”.

Webster was perhaps, the most influential man in bringing forth the Constitution.

“In his Sketches of American Policy (1785) he was one of the first (if not the first) to put in print a plan for a new national government. Webster believed his proposals contained “the first distinct proposal, made through the medium of the press, for a new constitution of the United States.” Webster promoted his ideas as he traveled throughout the colonies. He visited George Washington and left a copy of his booklet with him, who in turn showed it to James Madison. These men carried Webster’s ideas for a new form of national government with them when they participated in forming the United States Constitution during the summer of 1787.”

“Washington, Hamilton and others had presented various ideas for a new government, yet Webster was the first to give an overall framework. Madison and others acknowledged Webster’s key role. New York State Chief Justice James Kent said Webster was ‘the first man who proposed the present government’ of the United States.” {Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot – Harlow Giles Unger pg 84}

“The foundation of American constitutionalism was an understanding by the American people of the Gospel and Biblical law.” {God’s Law & the United States Constitution – Noah Webster}

“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and His apostles, which enjoins humility, piety, and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.” {Noah Webster}

“The brief exposition of the constitution of the United States, will unfold to young persons the principles of republican government; and it is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is in the Bible, particularly the New Testament of the Christian religion.” {History of the United States – Noah Webster pg 307}

“The document that was approved by the Constitutional Convention in September 1787 and sent to the states for ratification had both a Christian power and form—a Christian power because the source of the Founders’ ideas primarily came from the Bible. The brief summary of the development of ideas of liberty given above reveal this to be the case, plus this is affirmed by a direct examination of the source of their political ideas. A study was published in The American Political Science Review that listed the citations from about 15,000 political documents written by the Founders between 1760 and 1805. By far the most quoted source in these political documents was the Bible—thirty-four percent of all citations. The great majority of the remaining sources were from writers with Biblical ideas.” {The Relative Influence of European Writers on Late Eighteenth-Century American Political Thought – Donald S. Lutz pg 189-197}

“It was to their clergyman that the colonists looked to guide their new governments, and in their clergymen they believed, lay all that was necessary and proper for their lawful and righteous government.  It followed, therefore, that the ‘Word of God’ played a greater part in the progress and practice of law than the words of Bacon, Littleton, or Coke.” {History of Harvard Law School and Early Legal Conditions in America – Charles Warren pg 4}

“American Federalism, the practice of self-government at every level of society and government, could not have been learned apart from the study of the Bible.  Therefore the history of the Bible and the history of American liberty are inseparable.” {The Bible and the Constitution of the United States of America – Verna M. Hall & Rosalie J. Slater}

Ronald Reagan

Over 200 years later, Ronald Reagan was raised up to the Presidency and proclaimed this same message.

“It’s not good enough to have equal access to our law; we must also have equal access to the higher law – the law of God. George Washington warned that morality could not prevail in exclusion of religious principles. And Jefferson asked, ‘Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we’ve removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of people that these liberties are the gifts of God?’ We must preserve the noble promise of the American dream for every man, woman, and child in this land. And make no mistake, we can preserve it, and we will. That promise was not created by America. It was given to America as a gift from a loving God – a gift proudly recognized by the language of liberty in the world’s greatest charters of freedom: our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.” {Ronald Reagan – At the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association 8/1/1983}

Ronald Reagan was most responsible for bringing back the idea of America as ‘shining city upon a hill’ spoken of by John Winthrop back in the 17th Century.

“I’ve always believed that this blessed land was set apart in a special way, that some divine plan placed this great continent here between the two oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth — people who had a special love for freedom and the courage to uproot themselves, leave their homeland and friends to come to a strange land. And, when coming here, they created something new in all the history of mankind — a country where man is not beholden to government, government is beholden to man.”

“Each year, government bureaucracies spend bills [billions] for problems related to drugs and alcoholism and disease. Has anyone stopped to consider that we might come closer to balancing the budget if all of us simply tried to live up to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule?”

Think of it: the most awesome military machine in history, but it is no match for that one, single man, hero, strong yet tender, Prince of Peace. His name alone, Jesus, can lift our hearts, soothe our sorrows, heal our wounds, and drive away our fears. He gave us love and forgiveness. He taught us truth and left us hope. In the Book of John is the promise that we all go by — tells us that “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

With His message and with your conviction and commitment, we can still move mountains. We can work to reach our dreams and to make America a shining city on a hill.” {Ronald Reagan – At the Annual Convention of the National Religious Broadcasters 1/31/1983}

In 1983, Reagan and the Congress declared a “Year of the Bible” basing their proclamation on the idea that this nation was founded on the principles of the Word of God.

“This Nation was settled by immigrants seeking religious freedom. Our Declaration of Independence as well as the Constitution of the United States embraced concepts of civil government inspired by the Holy Scriptures. As a nation we have been led by great leaders—among them Presidents Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, and Wilson—who personally knew and paid tribute to the surpassing influence that the Bible is, in the words of the President Jackson, “the rock on which our Republic rests.”

Our joint resolution—introduced on a bipartisan basis—is straightforward. The joint resolution notes the surpassing influence the Bible has had in the formation of this Nation, and its roots in our early settlement and our form of civil government. The joint resolution requests the President to designate 1983 as the Year of the Bible “in recognition of the formative influence the Bible has been for our Nation, and of our national need to study and apply the teachings of the Holy Scriptures.”  {Joint Congressional Resolutions Declaring 1983 as the Year of the Bible; Public Law 97-280 – October 4, 1982}

Ronald Reagan further displayed these thoughts in his statements when signing the above legislation.

“Of the many influences that have shaped the United States into a distinctive nation and people, none may be said to be more fundamental and enduring than the Bible.”

“Deep religious beliefs stemming from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible inspired many of the early settlers of our country, providing them with the strength, character, convictions, and faith necessary to withstand great hardship and danger in this new and rugged land. These shared beliefs helped forge a sense of common purpose among the widely dispersed colonies — a sense of community which laid the foundation for the spirit of nationhood that was to develop in later decades.”

“The Bible and its teachings helped form the basis for the Founding Fathers’ abiding belief in the inalienable rights of the individual, rights which they found implicit in the Bible’s teachings of the inherent worth and dignity of each individual. This same sense of man patterned the convictions of those who framed the English system of law inherited by our own Nation, as well as the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.”

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Union, or unity amongst men can only come through love.  Love is the foundation of the law of God upon which the Constitution is based. (Colossians 3:14; 1 Corinthians 13:9-13; Romans 13:10; 1 John 4:10, 12, 16; 5:3).

The primary purpose of this government is to preserve and protect the rights given by God, to ‘secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.’ The Founders understood that man was not perfect and so the union of the states was not perfect either. The Constitution was made with the provision of amendments which could be made in order for the union to continue in the ‘perfecting’ process until citizens could truly walk in the perfect law of liberty where each man could fully enjoy the rights of the Creator.

The Constitution of the United States was founded upon the words ‘We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.’ The idea of the Founders was to establish a government which was based upon the natural law of God. The unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  As mentioned before, these rights are display the Word of God.  It is through His Word that a ‘perfect union’ is brought forth (Psalm 50:5; Isaiah 49:3-9; Hebrews 13:20-21; Jeremiah 50:5; Ephesians 2:15; Colossians 1:20; 2:1-11).

A Republic where the government is by the people and for the people is based upon the principles of Christianity. This phrase, made famous by Abraham Lincoln was taken from the words of John Wycliffe, the first man to translate the Bible into the English language.

“This Bible is for the government of the people, by the people, for the people.” – John Wycliffe

Biblically, unity comes through walking by His Word (1John 1:3-7) in love (Colossians 3:14; 1 Corinthians 13:9-13; Romans 13:10; 1 John 4:10, 12, 16; 5:3). The main goal of unity is perfection of the saints (Matthew 5:48; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 13:9-13; Ephesians 4:11-13; Philippians 3:14-15; Colossians 1:28; 3:14; 4:12; Romans 10:4; Psalm 119:1).

In the natural, unity amongst patriots/countryman is through the Constitution.  The Greek word for brotherly love is φιλαδελφία ‘philadelphia.’  Is it any surprise that the Constitution was written in Philadelphia?

The Word of God is perfect (Psalm 19:7; James 1:25), but cannot bring man to perfection because man is not perfect (Hebrews 7:19; 10:1). The Word of God is the ‘perfect law of liberty’ but men who have tried to walk in this perfect law have never seen true liberty because of the sin which dwells within man enslaves Him (Romans 7:14-25; 9:31-32). It is only through the law of liberty being implanted into the heart of man that a change can occur which leads to perfection (Ezekiel 11:19-20; Romans 2:28-29; Colossians 2:11-13; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 6, 17-18).

It is through this ‘circumcision of the heart’ that the true intent of the law can be revealed in the lives of believers. The true intent of the law of God is not to make men religious but to reform men into the image of their God who is love (1 John 4:8). It is this love that unites us and perfects us. It is the bond of perfection (Colossians 3:14) which sets man free (Galatians 5:13-14).

This is why the Founders set in place the ability to amend the Constitution.  The Constitution is an agreement or covenant between people of this nation to abide by the natural law of God, the rights proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence.  It is not the law in and of itself.

The rights upon which this nation are founded are true and unchangeable but the men who declared these things were not perfect. The Founders declared that all men were created equal, yet for over 80 years slavery was legal in this country. During the days of Abraham Lincoln, slavery was abolished but for another 100 years blacks were still treated as less than equal. Today, injustice and divisions between groups of people still occur. However, as can be seen by the history of this nation, the hope of change unto perfection is still there.

This is why it is so important to put into office men who understand the Constitution and walk in uprightness that comes from relationship with God.

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, just men who will rule in the fear of God.  The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizends neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good, so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupte or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.  If a republican government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.  Intriguing men can never be safely trusted.” {History of the United States – Noah Webster pg 307-308}

“He (Jesus Christ) gives them (disciples) a bond of union, – by which they should always be linked to Him and to each other in the principle of love…It is instructive that the characteristic mark of Christianity should thus be asserted by its Founder to consist, not in any formulary or songs, but in the love which asserts the brotherhood of man.  The apologists of the first century delighted in appealing to the striking fact of the common love of Christians, which was a new thing in the history of mankind; and while the Church has sometimes forgotten the characteristic, the world never has.  By their love for each other, for mankind, and for God, is it known or denied that men who call themselves Christians are really Christ’s disciples.” {The Bible and the Constitution of the United States of America – Verna Hall pg 11}

This was the same love that the Patriots who founded the United States based their ideology upon.  John Quincy Adams wrote “The God in whose name they spoke had taught them, in the revelation of the Gospel, that the only way in which man can discharge his duty to Him is by loving his neighbor as himself, and doing with him as he would be done by; respecting his rights while enjoying his own, and applying all his emancipated powers of body and mind to self-improvement and the improvement of his race.” {The Bible and the Constitution of the United States of America – Verna Hall pg 19}

John Witherspoon

John Witherspoon in his Fast Day Sermon of May 17, 1776 wrote:
“Upon the whole, I beseech you to make wise improvement of the present threatening aspect of public affairs and to remember that your duty God, to your country, to your families, and to yourselves is the same.  True religion is nothing else but and inward temper and outward conduct suited to your state and circumstance in Providence at any time.  And as peace with God and conformity to Him, adds to the sweeness of created comforts while we possess them, so in times of difficulty and trial, it is in the man of piety and inward principle that we may expect to find the uncorrupted patriot, the useful citizen, and the invincible soldier, – God grant that in America true religion and civil liberty may be inseperable, and the unjust attempts to destroy the one, may in the issue tend to the support and establishment of both.” {The Bible and the Constitution of the United States of America – Verna Hall pg 22}

The principle of liberty in Christ is found in the Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12) and the concept of ‘working out one’s salvation with fear and trembling’ (Philippians 2:12).  The Golden Rule is summed up in the great commandment of love thy neighbor as thy self (Leviticus 19:18).

Scripture declares that love of one’s fellow man is equated with love of God (1 John 4:11-12, 20-21) and is the fulfillment and purpose of His Word (Matthew 22:39-40; Romans 13:8-10; Galatians 6:2). This is the basis of the Declaration of Independence and the true meaning of walking in liberty (Galatians 5:13-14).

John Locke wrote that all men are naturally in a ‘state of perfect freedom’ and ‘a State also of Equality.’ He defined this liberty by the ‘Golden Rule of ‘do unto others as ye would have them do unto you’ spoken of by the Lord Jesus during the ‘Sermon on the Mount’ (Matthew 7:12). As all men are equal and in a state of liberty, so we must treat one another with love if we wish to receive the same.

As we work out our salvation, we must walk in love.  It is love that allows us to see that we don’t have to agree with others to love them and respect their walk with the Lord.  Love allows us to realize that we see through a glass darkly so that we need not judge others (1 Corinthians 13:12-13), but focus on spending our time building them up (Ephesians 4:1-16, 29; Romans 14:19).

The finger pointing, false accusations and slander seen in today’s political scene is indicative of the lack of love amongst the citizens of America.  This is the reason the Constitution is not being followed by those in government.  The government which the Founders gave us only works if the citizens are walking in love.  The more wickedness and hatred that is seen in the citizens of the land, the more tyrannical the government will become.

“The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting an inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” {George Washington – Draft of First Inaugural Address, April, 1789}

A truly free people will be servants one to another, walking in love, with God as their King.

Matthew 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
Matthew 23:12  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Galatians 5:14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Love is the essence upon which this nation was built. Love is the Rock upon which this nation stands (Matthew 7:24-27; John 15:10; 1 John 4:8, 16; 5:3; 2 John 1:6). The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia which comes from the Greek word φιλαδελφος ‘philadelphos’ which means brotherly love. The government of the United States is founded upon this concept of love which is the path to liberty (Romans 8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:3, 17; Galatians 5:1, 6; James 1:25; 2:12).

George Washington wrote of the importance of love and walking in the footsteps of Jesus in his blessing over the 13 states after the War for Independence.

“I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection; that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another…and finally that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.”

Painting of the Constitutional Convention by Howard Chandler Christy

The Constitutional Convention took place from May 14 to September 17, 1787 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  George Washington was chosen as the President of the convention.  55 delegates represented the various states with 39 signing the Constitution.

As seen in the Presidents Code, George Washington’s name points back to the concept of a ‘shining city upon a hill.’  Washington means a people on a hill by a river, pointing to the Garden of Eden, the Mount or hill of God (Ezekiel 28:13-14) from whence sprang 4 rivers (Genesis 2:10).

Washington spoke of the Constitutional convention which he oversaw as bringing forth a government of the people.  As such, it is not a perfect document as people are fallible.  What makes the Constitution special is that it is an agreement for Americans to be ruled by the law and not by men.  Again, the law of which the Constitution is based is the law of God.

“The mind is so formed in different persons as to contemplate the same object in different points of view. Hence originates the difference on questions of the greatest import, both human & divine. In all Institutions of the former kind, great allowances are doubtless to be made for the fallibility & imperfection of their authors. Although the agency I had in forming this system, and the high opinion I entertained of my Colleagues for their ability & integrity may have tended to warp my judgment in its favour; yet I will not pretend to say that it appears absolutely perfect to me, or that there may not be many faults which have escaped my discernment. I will only say, that, during and since the Session of the Convention, I have attentively heard and read every oral & printed information on both sides of the question that could be procured. This long & laborious investigation, in which I endeavoured as far as the frailty of nature would permit to act with candour has resulted in a fixed belief that this Constitution, is really in its formation a government of the people; that is to say, a government in which all power is derived from, and at stated periods reverts to them–and that, in its operation, it is purely, a government of Laws made & executed by the fair substitutes of the people alone.” {Draft of First Inaugural Address, April, 1789}

Washington understood that as the government established by himself and his counterparts is of ‘We the People’ the morality of ‘we the people’ is of utmost importance.

“…the foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the world. I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.” {George Washington’s First Inaugural Address}

George Washington spoke of the ratification of the Constitution as a miracle from Heaven:
“He was quite intensely religious, because even though he uses the word Providence, he constantly sees Providence as an active force in life, particularly in American life. I mean, every single victory in war he credits to Providence. The miracle of the Constitutional Convention he credits to Providence. The creation of the federal government and the prosperity of the early republic, he credits to Providence… I was struck at how frequently in his letters he’s referring to Providence, and it’s Providence where there’s a sense of design and purpose, which sounds to me very much like religion.” {Washington: A Life – Ron Chernow}

“It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States… should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded objections.” {George Washington – Letter to the Marquis de Lafayette, February 7, 1788}

“[The adoption of the Constitution] will demonstrate as visibly the finger of Providence, as any possible event in the course of human affairs can ever designate it.” {George Washington letter to Marquis de Lafayette 5/28/1788}

“We may, with a kind of grateful and pious exultation, trace the finger of Providence through those dark and mysterious events, which first induced the States to appoint a general Convention and then led them one after another into an adoption of the system recommended by that general Convention; thereby in all human probability, laying a lasting foundation for tranquility and happiness.”  {George Washington – Letter to Jonathan Trumbull 7/20/1788}

“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States. Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency.”  {George Washington – 1st Inaugural Address}

“The good dispositions which seem at present to pervade every class of people afford reason for your observation that the clouds which have long darkened our political hemisphere are now dispersing, and that America will soon feel the effects of her natural advantages. That invisible hand which has so often interposed to save our Country from impending destruction, seems in no instance to have been more remarkably excited than in that of disposing the people of this extensive Continent to adopt, in a peaceable manner, a Constitution, which if well administered, bids fair to make America a happy nation.” {George Washington  – Letter to Philip Schuyler 5/9/1789}

As a result of the Lord’s blessing, Washington proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving.  This was an official declaration that the Lord is God of the United States (Psalm 33:12).

“WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness: NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and assign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of his country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; — for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish Constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; — for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; — and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleased to confer upon us. And also, that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; — to enable us all, whether in publick or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wife, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shews kindness unto us); and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best. GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.” {George Washington – First Thanksgiving Proclamation, October 3, 1789}

Washington wasn’t the only man who attended the convention who saw the Hand of God guiding the events.  James Madison wrote in a letter to Thomas Jefferson that the agreement at the Constitutional convention was no less than a miracle.

“The whole of them together formed a task more difficult than can be well conceived by those who were not concerned in the execution of it. Adding to these considerations the natural diversity of human opinions on all new and complicated subjects, it is impossible to consider the degree of concord which ultimately prevailed as less than a miracle.” {James Madison to Thomas Jefferson 10/24/1787}

Later Madison wrote:
“The real wonder is that so many difficulties should have been surmounted [in the federal convention], and surmounted with a unanimity almost as unprecedented as it must have been unexpected. It is impossible for any man of candor to reflect on this circumstance without partaking of the astonishment. It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution.” {The Federalist No. 37 – 1/11/1788}

When Madison became President he publicly declared the role of the Lord in the formation of the American Republic:
“…we have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations, whose blessings have been so conspicuously dispensed to this rising Republic, and to whom we are bound to address our devout gratitude for the past, as well as our fervent supplications and best hopes for the future.” {James Madison – First Inaugural Address}

Charles Pinckney who was a delegate at the Constitutional Convention declared:
“When the great work was done and published, I was … struck with amazement. Nothing less than that superintending hand of Providence, that so miraculously carried us through the war, … could have brought it about so complete, upon the whole.”  {Essays on the Constitution, 1892, pg 412}

Alexander Hamilton also spoke of the Divine guidance of the Constitutional Convention:
“The science of government is not easily understood. Cato will admit, I presume, that men of good education and deep reflection, only, are judges of the form of a government; whether it is constituted on such principles as will restrain arbitrary power, on the one hand, and equal to the exclusion of corruption and the destruction of licentiousness on the other; whether the New Constitution, if adopted, will prove adequate to such desirable ends, time, the mother of events, will show. For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system, which, without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.” {Alexander Hamilton – Popular Basis of Political Authority – 10/17/1787}

Daniel Webster, who was selected as one of the five greatest U.S. senators, reiterated these thoughts.

“Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.” {Daniel Webster – 1805 address in Concord, Massachusetts}

“I regard the Constitution as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesmen that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benignant, gracious Providence…it almost appears a Divine interposition in our behalf.” {Daniel Webster}

In his Inaugural Address, Warren Harding spoke of “divine inspiration” of the Founders.

“Standing in this presence, mindful of the solemnity of this occasion, feeling the emotions which no one may know until he senses the great weight of responsibility for himself, I must utter my belief in the divine inspiration of the founding fathers. Surely there must have been God’s intent in the making of this new-world Republic. Ours is an organic law which had but one ambiguity, and we saw that effaced in a baptism of sacrifice and blood, with union maintained, the Nation supreme, and its concord inspiring. We have seen the world rivet its hopeful gaze on the great truths on which the founders wrought. We have seen civil, human, and religious liberty verified and glorified. In the beginning the Old World scoffed at our experiment; today our foundations of political and social belief stand unshaken, a precious inheritance to ourselves, an inspiring example of freedom and civilization to all mankind. Let us express renewed and strengthened devotion, in grateful reverence for the immortal beginning, and utter our confidence in the supreme fulfillment”

The importance of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in the “Presidents Code” is tantamount.  The narrative of the Scriptures is based upon God’s dealings with man according to their obedience to His Word.  So too, the narrative of American history is inextricably linked to our obedience to the Constitution which is based upon the Declaration of Independence.  The portions of Scripture which depict man in obedience to God display times of happiness and blessing.  So too, the times in which politicians in this country followed the Constitution faithfully were directly associated with times of blessing and prosperity.  Sadly, the Holy Scriptures are full of time periods in which man went astray from God’s Word, just as our country has drifted from the Constitution in varying degrees in our history.

Today, we live in a time in which lip service is paid to the Constitution while politicians make laws which are not based upon the spirit of the document.  Most laws don’t overtly transgress the Constitution and so can be justified by men who say they are upholding their oath of office.  Notwithstanding, at the same time many of these laws are corrupting the spirit of freedom and love of which the Constitution is supposed to secure.  In light of this Presidents Code, this is to be expected however.  The time period in which we are currently living corresponds with the first century and the days of the Messiah walking upon the earth.  This was a time in which the leaders of Israel gave lip service to the Word of God (Matthew 15:8; Mark 7:6) but in reality were walking in lawlessness (John 7:19; Matthew 23:23; Galatians 6:13).

The corruption in government today can lead one to become discouraged and disinterested in what happens in politics as the common man feels powerless to effect change.  However, this Presidents Code has encouraged me because during the first century there was a mass movement of God’s people who repented and returned to His Word.  Today in America there is a movement to return to the Constitution as well.  It is highly important then for Americans to grasp what the Constitution truly represents and to understand that the freedom which our Founders desired was not freedom FROM God, but freedom IN God to walk out their salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).

There are two paths which this nation can take.  One is the path of believers in the first century who put their faith in Jesus Christ and were set free from the bondage of sin, death and the corruption of their religious leaders (Luke 4:18; John 8:36; 1 Peter 2:16; Galatians 5:1, 13; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Acts 15:10).  They walked in love and took care of each others needs (John 13:34-35; 15:12-17; Acts 2:44; 4:32; Romans 12:1-21; 13:1-10; 14:19; 15:5-7; Galatians 5:13; 6:2, 10; Ephesians 4:2-32; 5:21; Hebrews 10:24; 1 Peter 4:10; 5:5; 1 John 4:7-21).  The other path is that of the religious leaders who rejected Jesus and grew increasingly corrupt, leading to their rebellion against Rome and their eventual destruction (1 Peter 2:13-16; 2 Peter 2:19).

With that being said, I will conclude with the words of Ronald Reagan in his remarks at the National Day of Prayer in 1982.

“Prayer has sustained our people in crisis, strengthened us in times of challenge, and guided us through our daily lives since the first settlers came to this continent. Our forbearers came not for gold, but mainly in search of God and the freedom to worship in their own way.”

“We’ve been a free people living under the law, with faith in our Maker and in our future. I’ve said before that the most sublime picture in American history is of George Washington on his knees in the snow at Valley Forge. That image personifies a people who know that it’s not enough to depend on our own courage and goodness; we must also seek help from God, our Father and Preserver.

Abraham Lincoln said once that he would be the most foolish man on this footstool we call Earth, if he thought for one minute he could fulfill the duties that faced him if he did not have the help of One who was wiser than all others.

The French philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville, visiting America a hundred and fifty years ago, marveled at Americans because they understood that a free people must also be a religious people. ‘Despotism,’ he wrote, ‘may be able to do without faith, but freedom cannot.’

Today, prayer is still a powerful force in America, and our faith in God is a mighty source of strength. Our Pledge of Allegiance states that we are ‘one nation under God,’ and our currency bears the motto, ‘In God We Trust.’

The morality and values such faith implies are deeply embedded in our national character. Our country embraces those principles by design, and we abandon them at our peril. Yet in recent years, well-meaning Americans in the name of freedom have taken freedom away. For the sake of religious tolerance, they’ve forbidden religious practice in our public classrooms. The law of this land has effectively removed prayer from our classrooms.

How can we hope to retain our freedom through the generations if we fail to teach our young that our liberty springs from an abiding faith in our Creator?

Thomas Jefferson once said, ‘Almighty God created the mind free.’ But current interpretation of our Constitution holds that the minds of our children cannot be free to pray to God in public schools. No one will ever convince me that a moment of voluntary prayer will harm a child or threaten a school or State. But I think it can strengthen our faith in a Creator who alone has the power to bless America.

One of my favorite passages in the Bible is the promise God gives us in second Chronicles: ‘If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.’

That promise is the hope of America and of all our people.”

 

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  1. As always Levi, I admire your tenacity for Truth and your timing on this post is impeccableღ

    Ecclesiastes 7
    ¶ 7:19 Wisdom Strengtheneth The Wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    Thank You for all the Strength & Comfort your posts have given me over timeღ

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