In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
(Genesis 1:1 AV)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
(John 1:1-5 AV)
These verses set the stage for all law, authority, and practice. Established in these true statements of reality and doctrinal fact, lies the essence of personal, family, ecclesiastic and civil life. It is
In the Beginning that God clearly, and irrefutably, declares that He alone is both Creator and Owner of all that exists. As a direct result of this Biblical truth, God thus reveals Himself as the Sovereign, Legitimate King and Lawgiver of all the universe.
...He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and
(Revelation 17:14b AV)
Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me. I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
(Isaiah 45:11-12 AV)
Although many try, there can be little debate concerning the creation power, ownership, and dominion of GOD, the Lord over the entire earth. Speaking of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Scriptures decree:
He shall have dominion
also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
(Psalms 72:8-11 AV)
By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
(Proverbs 8:15 AV)
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power
is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
(Matthew 28:18 AV)
For every beast of the forest [is] mine, [and] the cattle upon a thousand hills.
I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field [are] mine.
If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world [is] mine, and the fulness
(Psalms 50:10-12 AV)
AN ABSOLUTE STANDARD
Since God has established the world and all that therein is, He is the Sovereign Ruler and Lawgiver over it and its inhabitants. This is why such a bold and vehement effort is made by those in opposition to the Lord to solidify the notion of an evolving earth and evolving life forms.
Evolution is nothing less than a direct attack upon the Sovereignty and Dominion of God as Creator and Lawgiver. Evolutionists attempt to distract the masses by creating an alternative to the origin of life. The humanist proposal of evolution seeks to cloud the truth in order to make it easier to de-throne God from His High and Lofty position of Sovereign Ruler-ship. If evolutionists can seduce the populous into accepting the heresy of evolution, then an absolute standard of law becomes non-existent. Law and authority become "evolutional", and thus relative to the ideas and whims of sinful mankind.
[There is] a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
[There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among]
(Proverbs 30:13-14 AV)
Since, however, God is the Creator and only Lawgiver-King, then it is His Law that must establish all law. Thus, the Law of God is the "organic" Law of mankind. This "organic Law", or instrumental foundational Law of God, is the basis from which all "legitimate law" must stem. All law and authority that does not conform to the Law of God and of His Word is "illegitimate" and anti-Christ in both its formation and intent.
They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew [it] not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
(Hosea 8:4 AV)
From this passage we can see how God negates, by direct condemnation, the laws of man when they do not conform to His "organic" and absolute standard of Law, the Holy
Today's Gospel message has failed miserably in being faithful to the entire counsel of God. Even in the most faithful churches, the idea of becoming civilly or politically active is frowned upon. It is as if the church is commissioned to survive by existing in a vacuum, totally negligent and uninvolved in the affairs of the community around them. The church, which once was characterized by being
"militant and triumphant", is now "monastic" and
"impotent" in the affairs of real life.
Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 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. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to
(Matthew 5:13-17 AV)
Salt [is] good: but if the salt have lost his
savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?
(Luke 14:34 AV)
It is a basic assertion of the Scriptures that God is concerned with all aspects of life. He is Lawgiver in matters of personal life, family life, economic life, social life, business life, international affairs, domestic affairs, military affairs, political affairs, judiciary affairs, as well as affairs concerning legislating and law enforcement. There is not a single aspect of life that God does not clearly give His perfect and Just Law as the rule and standard.
And the people
asked him, saying, What shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that
hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Then came also publicans [i.e. Tax collectors]
to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we
do? And he said unto them, Exact no more than that
which is appointed you. And the soldiers likewise
demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said
unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse [any]
falsely; and be content with your wages.
God has given such precise regulation over all affairs, it
must logically follow that He demands that they be obeyed and
exercised in time and in history. To propose that the Word of
God concerns itself only with the personal pilgrimage
of the soul is to deny the entire witness of both the Old and
New Testaments. To deny that the Scriptures are the only and
absolutely perfect standard, so as to be applied to every
aspect of life, is also a direct and wicked perversion of
God’s Sovereignty and Dominion. Any
attempt to twist God’s requirements for mankind is an
attempt to retreat from the clear commission God places upon
man to be responsible in the social and civil realm.
TO BE OBEYED
has created and established the earth with very obvious
natural laws associated with it. The law of gravity is a
physical law as is the second law of thermodynamics, which
declares that “things go from a state of perfection to a
state of corruption over time”. Not only are there laws
of biology, physics and chemistry, which
are unchanging, but there are the laws of “natural order”
such as the revolution of the earth, sun and moon which
regulate day, night and the seasons. We see also God’s Law
at work in the terrestrial kingdom as well as in the celestial
kingdom. We see His glory in the geological realm, the
cellular realm, and the atomic realm. All these areas are
structured by the absolute Laws in which God Himself has
Similarly, the Laws concerning man’s behavior and government
are ordained by God. As with the laws of nature, so is it with
the laws concerning man. When there is a shift from that
which is ordained by God to something perverse or confused,
the entire system becomes dysfunctional. Whenever
mankind sets humanistic laws over Divine Law, the result is
is important to realize that God has not set His throne above
the Heavens so that His Laws would be ignored. God’s
Laws are made to be followed. Moreover, His Laws are
established to benefit those who are of His rule. The Laws of
God are always established in equity and justice. They set men
at righteous liberty and conform them to behavior that is
honorable to the perfect character of God.
light of these precepts we can understand how politics cannot
remain neutral. In a universe which is governed and
owned by God, there can be no neutrality. Any
political, social or economic system divorced from the
Standard of the Holy Law is destined for failure.
a failure will result in civil tyranny, economic corrosion,
social disorder, and moral decay. Thus, the entire fabric of
the culture becomes leprous and decrepit.
It must be
evident by now that all those in any authoritative position
have a unique relationship of accountability toward God. With
every position of authority there comes a charge, a
requirement, and a duty to that “higher authority” that
has initially established the office and originally outlined
the commission of that office.
intent, scope, duties and power of any officer are set forth
clearly by that original legal document which has been issued
by that higher authority. That document then becomes the force
which defines and upholds the duties and lawful parameters of
that office. Any deviation from the intent and regulation of
that “original” document must be met with correction, and
if need be, severe punishment.
common misconception about the Law and the “rights” of man
is in the idea that the United States people derive their “law“
and “rights” from the Constitution of the
United States. This is not the case. Although a legal document
of this republic, the Constitution is actually a reflection
and a reinterpretation of the Sovereign Law of the Holy
Scriptures. Its intention was to simplify that “organic
Law” of the Divine so as to govern properly from a
written article of law. What the framers failed to clearly
define was that the Constitution had a higher authority, the
Holy Scriptures. Although this was their belief and
conviction, their wording could have been more precise, and
some of the present day issues, which threaten both the
Constitution and the Christian community, would be of little
can be easily proven that the framers of the Republic of the
United States had the Holy Scriptures as their original
document, and their original intent was that all law would be
formed and regulated by the Holy Law.
Jefferson prayed in his March 4th, 1805 National Prayer
“Almighty God, Who
has given us this good land for our heritage; we humbly
beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful
of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will… Endow with Thy
Spirit of Wisdom those to whom in Thy Name we entrust the
authority of government, that there may be justice and peace
at home, and that through obedience to Thy Law,
we may show forth Thy praise among the nations of the earth…
suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask
through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”
was no mystery to the founding fathers as to whose Law was
supreme. In fact, it was a common understanding that the Lord
God of the Holy Scriptures reigned as Supreme Judge, Lawgiver
and King. These truths were so much a part of their thinking,
that they established the three branches of the united States
Government from the direct counsel of the Holy Scriptures.
For the LORD
[is] our judge, the LORD [is] our lawgiver, the LORD [is]
our king; he will save us.
In this single verse lies the entire concept for the U.S.
Judiciary branch, the Legislative branch and the Executive
branch of government.
the Republic of the United States is to ever remain healthy,
free, and blessed of God, His Laws must be acknowledged as
supreme and authoritative over all man made laws that
contradict the Divine. It is time for all who are in office to
bow and submit to the Sovereign Lord of all the earth.
Be wise now therefore,
O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the
LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.