Thursday, May 31, 2007

DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE ON GOD

"Renew the Covenant"
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to renew their national covenant with God, and to resume among the powers of the earth that obedient station to which the laws of God bind them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the renewal.

We hold these truths to be Biblically evident, that all men are created equal before the Law of God and covenantally responsible to Him. That they are endowed by their Creator with the possibility of blessing or cursing depending on their obedient response to His Covenant and its mediator, the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith in the death and resurrection of Christ and subsequent obedience to His Word is the only source of life, liberty and happiness for men and nations.

That as one means of securing this Covenant, God has ordained the institution of civil government, deriving its just power from God alone. That whenever any form of government becomes disobedient and destructive of these ends, it is the responsibility of its Christian citizens to call the nation back to God, to pray for God’s mercy, and use all legal means available to restore its foundations and reorganize its powers according to the Word of God.

The Word of God, indeed, will dictate, that governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient causes or violently cast off in lawless revolutions. Accordingly the Bible hath shown, that God’s people are enjoined to bear patiently under His hand of discipline, while evils are sufferable, than to avenge themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to separate them from their God and reduce them under absolute despotism, it is the right, it is the duty, of duly ordained Christian leaders in church and state to reprove such government and to restore those biblical forms that will ensure their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of these United States, and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their present system of government. The history of the present ruling class in this country is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the casting away of the Law of God and establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states.

To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world….

They have slain at the hands of the abortionist in excess of 30 millions of unborn infants.

They have refused their assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

They have obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing to limit their judicial decrees to the stated intent of either the Constitution or the Bible.

They have erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers, to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their assent to their acts of pretended legislation.

For imposing taxes on us without our consent.

For depriving us, in many cases, (especially those related to taxation) of the benefits of trial by jury.

For weakening our own legislatures, and declaring their own bureaucracies invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

They are at this time advancing a comprehensive program – legislative, economic, and cultural – to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A ruling class whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant – rule apart from Divine authority – is unfit to govern the affairs of a Christian people.

Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our countrymen. We have warned them from time to time, of their attempts to extend an unbiblical jurisdiction over us and have participated in the election of leaders professing to restrain this abuse to no avail. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here as a biblical commonwealth governed according to the Word of God. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connnexions and correspondence. They too, have been deaf to the voice of justice and consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which impels us to this covenant renewal, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, adversaries in rebellion, in submission to God friends.

We, therefore, the Christian leaders of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the Holy Scriptures, solemnly publish and declare, that forsaking pluralism these United States are, and of right ought to be one nation under God, and that our representatives must swear allegiance to govern according to His Word , and that, as a nation covenanted to God, they will have full power to perform those duties which covenanted nations must of biblical warrant do.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the God of Covenants, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Well said Highlander.
I do so pledge.

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Michael