The Purpose of the study is not to speak out against the United States Constitution but rather show how our entire Government was ordained and established by the Constitution as the will of man and not by God. Our constitution and government as amazing as it is, is flawed as in any form of government. Today during this Trump MAGA Evangelical crazed era, there are sadly too many Christians who venerate our Constitution and Trump. This is blasphemy and therefore the reason I want to Blog my disagreement on the MAGA Evangelical craze which I’m seeing more so called Christians venerating the US Constituion. Please see the link regarding the Trump MAGA Evangelical-Zionist-Jesuit Coalition (1) in notes below. I as both an American who loves and serves God as well as love my country the United States of America, believe that God allowed the United States to break free from England and form a new government in the new world for his divine and ultimate purpose that would eventually usher in the end times in which ultimately Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s will return and rule forever. Amen!
Let’s begin this study from the Bible regarding government.
Romans 13:1-7 King James Version (KJV)
13 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.
Examining the above scripture in context we observe the meaning of the phrase, “the powers that be are ORDAINED of God to mean God by His divine, predestined purpose, and plan has set up each government to rule over mankind on this earth. Please note this verse is not speaking exclusively for the United States of America’s governed laws as given to us in the Constitution, but rather “all” forms of government that are for good works and not terror for the benefit of the governed. In short, God by design for his ultimate purpose sets up government (all government).
Unfortunately there are many who take ordained out of context and use the ecclesiastical meaning of the word which means God appointed government as His divine ministry over the governed and the church existing as part of such. This is actually blasphemous because it is Jesus Christ who is the head and government of the body of Christ and not a human secular government. Please see our study on Brick and Mortar Churches and the 501C3 government tax plan for churches are not Biblical in link (2) below. It is only the antichrist spirit that strives since the time of Cain through Nimrod and to present to use a human, secular government over man. God only allows and permits for his divine purpose the rise and fall of government – all government including the tyrannical evil empires throughout history.
In a nutshell God instructs us in Romans chapter 13 that all authority comes from Him and Him alone and that any power that is directly ordained by God will have as its ultimate source God. This is why in Acts 5:29 KJV Peter says, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” meaning that if there is a conflict amongst authorities, the highest authority wins out. Period!
Now, focusing on the US Constitution the supreme law over our government:
Any US History student knows full well that the US Constitution was born from the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was nothing more than a letter of apology for revolution note (3) below and in all truth a declaration to violate Romans 13:1-7. Determination of what government is good or bad is extremely subjective. During the time of the American Revolution there were a great number of Americans who strongly opposed the rebellious spirit of the American Patriots against the God established government of Great Britain.
I find it alarming that a vast number of Evangelicals lift up the US Constitution as a divine document that was directly ordained and established by God. They use “out of context” scripture in the Bible, see note (4) below to back up these outrageous statements. Tragically low informed, non Bible reading sycophants line up and drink the Kool-Aide.
There exists an overwhelming amount of secular legal arguments proving the US Constitution is not based on Religion or the Bible or God. As a few see notes (5) and (6). More compelling and biblically based letters written by various scholars that strongly opposed America’s independence from Great Britain and the forming of a rebellious government, declaration of Independence and subsequent Constitution. ” The most appropriate place to begin a study of the biblical arguments against the American Revolution is with the hermeneutics and views concerning proper preaching held by the Loyalist ministers. Hermeneutics (one’s method of interpreting the Bible) played a critical role in determining which side of the conflict clergymen took. In their sermons, as a general rule, the Loyalist preachers appealed more to the Bible and held to a more literal and contextual interpretation of the relevant texts of Scripture than did the Patriot preachers See note (7). This is substantiated by a tragic story of a devout Christian theologian parting ways with his son who supported the revolution of America from English established government in note (8). There is a study to be found in the numerous accounts of Loyalist who strongly dissented the American revolution in note (9).
Following the Declaration of Independence the US Constitution was drafted. Although a brilliant document that allowed the United States Government to thrive as probably the greatest social experiment in human history, the document itself is not biblical whatsoever in its mention of God. (3) . Does this make sense to any open minded individual that our foundational law was directly ordained by God?
And contrary to studies found in note (4) the Constitution is not in any aspect ” biblical” in nature. The only aspect that is biblical about the US Constitution as a whole is that God has allowed this document to govern mankind as He does in any government of man clearly delineated in Romans 13:1-7.
Next subject demands the question:
Is freedom of religion a biblical concept?
Yes according to numerous so called Christian apologetic studies on the subject found in link below in note (10) and used by rabid Christian Evangelicals and those others who venerate the Constitution going hand in hand with religion.
However, right off the bat we see a serious conflict. Let’s examine the Preamble and the 1st Amendment closely:
We read the Preamble of 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.”
In this Preamble do we read that God has ordained this Constitution? No. It’s clearly written that the People of the United States have ordained and establish the US Constitution. “ The stirring opening words of the Preamble, “We the People of the United States,” make it clear both who is establishing the government and for whose benefit it exists. There is no consent required beyond the will of the people for the people to govern themselves.” See note (11) below:
Let’s look at the 1st Amendment?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
(description of the 1st Amendment:
“The First Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1791, provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The absence of references to a deity in the Constitution is consistent with the strict religious neutrality of the entire document. (Additionally_)… the Constitution is hardly a document glorifying top-down power. On the contrary, the theory of government underpinning the United States Constitution is popular sovereignty. The government derives its legitimacy from the consent of the governed, not from an assembly of elders, not from a king or a prelate, and not from a higher power.” (11)
Please find these words in the Bible or scripture that can harmonize with the 1st Amendment meaning of expression of and free exercise of “religion”:
The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion. Note (11)
First Amendment’s The Free Exercise Clause reserves the right of American citizens to accept any religious belief and engage in religious rituals. Free-exercise clauses of state constitutions which protected religious “[o]pinion, expression of opinion, and practice were all expressly protected” by the Free Exercise Clause. The Clause protects not just religious beliefs but actions made on behalf of those beliefs. More importantly, the wording of state constitutions suggest that “free exercise envisions religiously compelled exemptions from at least some generally applicable laws.” The Free Exercise Clause not only protects religious belief and expression; it also seems to allow for violation of laws, as long as that violation is made for religious reasons. In the terms of economic theory, the Free Exercise Clause promotes a free religious market by precluding taxation of religious activities by minority sects. Note (12)
Does this sound like biblical doctrine: In 1802, President Jefferson wrote a letter to a group of Baptists in Danbury, Connecticut, in which he declared that it was the purpose of the First Amendment to build ”a wall of separation between Church and State.”
In conclusion we know what God thinks about humanity and human reasoning including government and we know that God will establish is kingdom that will never end.
Since the word of God states that the heart of man is deceitfully wicked, who could know it, and since God’s divine government of THEOCRACY was in the Old Testament and will be in the coming Kingdom of God in the Millennium, how could a “mob rule” a government ruled by the will of the people mentality be considered ordained by God? Even the constitution itself is full of amendments and language attempting to safeguard lofty ideals against tyranny safeguards . A separate subject for another day perhaps.
Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel
Jeremiah 17:9 King James Version (KJV)
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
John 2:24 King James Version (KJV)
But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
John 18:36 King James Version (KJV)
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Revelation 2:27 King James Version (KJV)
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
Revelation 12:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.
Revelation 21:1 King James Version (KJV)
21 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
4. . https://www.christianityeveryday.com/what-does-the-bible-say-about-the-declaration-of-independence/
7. God against the Revolution: The Loyalist Clergy’s Case against the American Revolution by Gregg L. Frazer, Copyright 2018, Published by: University Press of Kansas DOI: 10.2307/j.ctv80ccxh Pages: 320
8. A devout theologian disowns his son’s support of the American Revolution based on the unbiblical nature of revolution and anarchy against God’s appointed Government
9 . Loyalist Newspapers during the Revolution