Under the Laws of Men Nations Crumble

Ramon Arias | February 19, 2013

Most certainly you know we were created to be a nation under the rule of law. When the phrase “Rule of Law” was first coined it made sense because those laws were supposed to be drawn from God’s law. Now we are so far removed from that reality that every time we hear “we are a nation of laws”; “Everyone must follow the law”; “Leaders must obey the law”; “Government must obey the law”; “No one is above the law,” do not be misguided into thinking the meaning is the same as it once was, it is not.

More and more we are witnessing the trampling of the rule of law beginning with the President all the way down the chain of command. For the most part, there is no fidelity and respect for the rule of law. It is expected that every citizen obey while those who make laws and enforce them consider themselves, in most cases, above the law.

Since only those who have the civil power can determine the rule of law, we are now witnessing how the U.S. is becoming a police State at an alarming rate. No question, America has fundamentally been transformed and continues to move at neck-breaking speed in a direction toward its demise.

William Penn, the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania (State of Pennsylvania), warned his generation and future generations, “Where God does not govern, tyranny rules.” For two hundred years people have primarily ignored the irrevocable truth that God does govern. Prior to that it was well known to the founders and their descendants that truly God rules in the affairs of men and nations.

The American values of the past are not what they are now. There are voices claiming that different views must be the core values of their new brand of America. People of Biblical values are being pushed out of the main stream and bullied at leisure. Christians and people who admire the values of old and choose not to conform to the “new America” are increasingly treated as outcasts. Let us get it straight, America’s greatness was not the result of these “new core values” which are not new, by the way, they are the same values that have destroyed empires and continue to destroy nations.

Let us consider some voices of the past that truly knew what they were talking about of what made America great; better than most Americans do nowadays:

“In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.” John Quincy Adams[1]

“Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned… [L]et us earnestly call and beseech Him, for Christ’s sake, to preside in our councils. . . . We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the Spirit of God, Whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning . . . in order to open the meeting with prayer.” Elias Boudinot [2] 

Congress, U. S. House Judiciary Committee, 1854 “Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle... In this age, there can be no substitute for Christianity... That was the religion of the founders of the republic and they expected it to remain the religion of their descendants.” [3] 

As you research the writings of past generations you’ll find mountains of evidence similar to the ones quoted. Even though they were far from being perfect they knew what needed to be done to reach that perfection. 

George Washington made a prayer for his country:

“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would…most graciously be please 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 Devine 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. Amen.” [4]

If nations crumble under the laws of men, then common sense dictates that under God’s law men can rebuild and move forward with confidence in divine inspiration to solve the most vexing problems and answer all the questions that a world of doubt has inherited from all of God’s enemies.

Men and women of biblical faith once again are the anchor of this crumbling nation. In full force, they must be the salt of the nation to stop corruption in its tracks. They must be unapologetically the light with God’s knowledge, wisdom and understanding and must become the answer to Washington’s prayer for such a time as this.

“The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness” Deuteronomy 6:24-25. 

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[1] John Quincy Adams, An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport at Their Request on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1837 (Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837), pp. 5-6. 

[2] Elias Boudinot, The Life, Public Services, Addresses, and Letters of Elias Boudinot, J. J. Boudinot, editor (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1896), Vol. I, pp. 19, 21, speech in the First Provincial Congress of New Jersey. PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS; SIGNED THE PEACE TREATY TO END THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; FIRST ATTORNEY ADMITTED TO THE U. S. SUPREME COURT BAR; FRAMER OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS; DIRECTOR OF THE U. S. MINT 

[3] Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives Made During the First Session of the Thirty-Third Congress (Washington: A. O. P. Nicholson, 1854), pp. 6-9. 

[4] Prayer adapted from Washington’s Circular Letter to the States, which he wrote on June 8, 1783 as the commander in chief, at his headquarters in Newburgh, New York.