“Religion – The Foundation of All Law”

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Recently a judge declared a Pennsylvania law which protected marriage as being between a man and a woman only to be in violation of the U.S. Constitution.  In degrading language he insists this law should be discarded “into the ash heap of history.”

Why do we keep getting this kind of judge in our court system?  It’s because we, the citizens of America, have believed the lie that law should be “secular”.  “Secular” law means civil law without the influence of God and His moral law.  But there is actually no such thing as secular law, not in the strictest sense of the word law.  Consider…

Religion - The Foundation of All Law - Heritage Ministries of KentuckyThe word “law” is defined in Noah Webster’s dictionary as “that which is set.”  In other words, it can’t be changed.  What law cannot be changed?  Well, only the law of God never changes.  Therefore, all civil law—for it to be truly law—must be based on God’s moral and civil law revealed in the Bible.  This concept, while foreign to most attorneys today, was very well known by America’s Founders who wrote our original government documents.  Our Founders had studied extensively William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Law.  These commentaries on law sold more copies in the America colonies than they did in England, where their author was a distinguished jurist.  Blackstone’s statement concerning the foundation of all civil law reveals how our Founding Fathers thought about law.  He stated,

“The (teaching) thus delivered we call the  revealed…law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures…no human law should be [allowed] to contradict these.”

(Christianity & the Constitution, Eidsmoe, p.58)

Thus, for a law to be truly law, it must be founded in the Bible.

This is why a judge who rules that Biblical marriage disagrees with our original Constitution is bad wrong!  With such a ruling he admits he is either ignorant of true law, or he has set himself to overthrow true law.  In either case, he has no business in our legal system.  He should now be impeached!

In reality, he has missed his goal of creating so-called secular law, and is actually establishing law by a religion, but that religion is not the one revealed in the Bible.  It is the religion of humanism.  That is, he has elevated his own thoughts to be the highest authority concerning law.  That means he has set himself up as god.  This is the religion the Supreme Court has defined as humanism (Torcaso v. Watkins, 1961).  This is nothing new; it’s been happening since man’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden.  But it has only been in the last century that the pride of man has reached such arrogance that it would openly declare that man is his own god.

Without even touching the truth that no judge has the right to establish law (since that is the responsibility of legislators, not judges), we must consider where humanistic law would lead us.  Remember, declaring oneself to be god is the same sin for which Lucifer was cast out of heaven; for this he became the adversary of God and His people.  Adversary is what the word satan means.  And his end will be eternal punishment in hell.  The Bible says of him,

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone…and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”

(Revelation 20:10)

Thus, any law which is based on satan’s way of thinking is destined to destroy the nation in which it operates!  This is what God warns us of in Psalm 9:17,

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” (emphasis added)

So when will America’s plunge toward hell change?  Only when we quit paying for our kids to go to universities which teach a view of law and life that is not Biblical.  That’s who become the judges.

Sort of brings it home doesn’t it?

Think about it; because if you don’t, someone else will do your thinking for you—
and for your children!  And you won’t like what that brings to you.  I’m Don Pinson, this has been Think About It.