How Judge-Made Law Has Transformed Our Constitution, Courts and What Was Our Bible-based Culture (July 2006)
Mr. John Stormer, author of None Dare Call it Treason spoke at Oak Hill Chapel in French Village, MO. He began with an illustration of what would happen to property owners if anyone and everyone could placed the boundary lines where ever they wanted. He warned that God said, “Do not move the ancient cornerstones.” Throw the cornerstones out and you can say or do anything.
Mr. Stormer then proclaimed The Declaration of Independence as a cornerstone document for our nation. A few years ago no one would have even thought of doubting that statement of fact. Unfortunately, today many are willing to throw it out because it does not fit the preferred narrative of our nation’s beginning. Larry Arne from Hillsdale College calls the Declaration of Independence, “The moral foundation of the Constitution.”
Mr. Stormer said that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come from God. Our rights come not from Government but from God. Attributing these blessings to government instead of to God is a fundamental mistake that many even so-called conservatives are making in important court cases. Our Declaration says, “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands 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.”
Common law was the law of nature and nature’s God. There was not a lot of specific written law until recently. Romans 2 indicates what happens when mankind ignores God’s laws. Sociological jurisprudence is common today. The common law of yesteryear has been replaced with what sociologists say is the good of society. An example of this is imminent domain laws.
“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, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…”
God’s Word tells us to occupy until He comes. God has a position on everything. We need to be willing to seek out His will and become more effective in a wise way. We need to be asking, “Lord, what would you have me to do?” We are usually on the defense, but you never win when you are on the defense. We need to make God the issue.
Humanly speaking there is no hope, but we serve a Mighty God! In 1857 there was a revival across this land. The Republicans elected Abe Lincoln and won both Houses. Revival starts in the heart. God should be brought into all our conversations. He should be discussed as “The Way, the Truth, and The Life”!