If the teaching of
these ideas creates a "fundamentalist
theocracy," then America is clearly a
"fundamentalist theocracy," because
the foundational charters of this nation endorse
group calling itself "Americans
United for Separation of Church and
State" claims that James
Dobson of Focus on the Family "SEEKS
A FUNDAMENTALIST THEOCRACY."
Doesn't that sound frightening? In fact,
all Dr. Dobson wants is what America's
Founding Fathers wanted: children in
public schools should be taught that the
of Independence is really true,
and what it teaches is really true:
Not to mention the fact that
America's founding charter says that any
time a government claims to be god, it
ought to be abolished.
If you went to a secular school run by the government, everything you
know about the word "Theocracy" is wrong.
The "mainstream media" and the secular (atheist) government
in Washington D.C. love to use the word "Theocracy" as a
boogeyman to obstruct calls to cut harmful and wasteful government
programs and promote personal responsibility.
You've been brainwashed to believe that every "Theocracy"
in history is a tyrannical police-state led by priests or an ayatollah.
But the word "Theocracy" literally means "God
governs." It doesn't mean "priests govern." It doesn't
mean "The Ayatollah governs." It means "GOD
For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is
our king; he will save us.
Franklin, addressing the delegates to the Convention that gave us
the Constitution, said
in the affairs of men”
This idea is known as "Providence."
God intervenes in human history and alters what would otherwise be the
"natural" course of events. He does this in response to prayer,
to judge evil, or to bless righteousness. Providence is the opposite of
"deism," which claims that God wound up the world like a clock,
started it ticking, and walked away, never again to interfere with
"natural law." Not a single person who signed the Constitution
was a "deist." Not one. The Founders believed in Providence.
They believed God
As human beings created in the Image of God, we are to "exercise dominion
over the earth" following the blueprints
of God's Law.
A well-governed society, in the Christian conception, depends upon
It depends upon the people obeying the
Lawgiver spoken of by Isaiah. It depends upon people conforming their
lives to "the Laws
of Nature and of Nature's God," which Blackstone correctly said
were to be found "only in
Holy Scripture." Teaching the Bible in public
schools was therefore "necessary
for good government and the happiness
God governs when we obey His
The vast majority of Americans, victims of educational malpractice,
believe that under a "Theocracy," a group of men -- priests,
ayatollahs, mullahs, monks -- govern the rest of us -- in the name of God.
If your society believes in a god that commands a priesthood to rule over
others, then this is the kind of "theocracy" you'll have. But
this is not the Theocracy of America's Founding Fathers. They believed in
the God of the Bible, who does not command us to set up a religious
oligarchy. Very plainly, any attempt to set up an earthly government is
considered by the God of the Bible to be a rejection of God Himself. See 1
America's Founders intended America to be a Christian Theocracy.
Any nation that claims to be "one nation under
God" is claiming that God is over the nation, and
therefore that nation is a "Theocracy." Any government that will
not admit that it is "under God" is a government
that claims it is
When America was a Christian Theocracy ("one nation under
God"), it was the most prosperous and admired nation in
When America became a secular theocracy (where every man is
his own god, and the government is "separate"
from God), America substituted bankruptcy
for prosperity and ridicule
My campaign slogan is "Liberty
Under God." Most other politicians are not willing to bring God
into politics as consistently and explicitly as I am. They know that if
they do they will be criticized by a shrill minority for advocating "theocracy."
I advocate "Theocracy."
was once a Theocracy. Every single colony.
The Declaration of
Independence is a Theocratic document.
The 20th century will be known as the century that repudiated the idea
of "theocracy" and became the most violent century in the
history of the human race. And in America, the secular federal government
now prohibits teachers in its schools from teaching students that the
Declaration of Independence is really
Because I oppose the violence and the illiteracy
of secularism, I support "theocracy." Specifically, I believe we
should move in the direction of a pure Christian Theocracy.
Benjamin Rush signed the Declaration
of Independence and served in the Presidential administrations of John
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison -- each of whom came from a
different political party. And of what party was Rush?
|I have been alternately called an aristocrat and a democrat. I
am now neither. I am a Christocrat.
I believe all power . . . will always fail of producing order
and happiness in the hands of man. He alone Who created and
redeemed man is qualified to govern him.
We have been trained by secular government schools and secular
government-controlled media to criticize "theocracy" -- the rule
of God -- but to unquestioningly accept the rule of man -- and the
murder of hundreds of millions of people by governments that
officially reject God.
Are you ready to become a supporter of "Theocracy?"
have an open mind?
Are you ready to think?
The links above are a good place to start. Here are more:
in Biblical law is
the closest thing to a radical
that can be had."
Meaning of Theocracy"
It is an undeniable fact of American history that this nation was
designed to be a nation "under
God." "Under God" is the literal meaning of the word
I am willing to admit that I advocate "Theocracy."
My goal is to turn America into a Christian Theocracy.
This frightens most Americans, and understandably so. When most
Americans think of "theocracy" they envision a nation dominated
by corrupt priests or armed ayatollahs. In the post 9-11 era, "Taliban"
might be the word most frequently associated with the word
There is a world of difference between Osama bin Laden's version of a
Muslim theocracy and the
prophet Micah's version of a Christian Theocracy, an ideal which had a
great influence in creating America.
Micah's world of "swords
into plowshares" and everyone safely "sitting under his vine
and fig tree" is a world without terrorists, mullahs,
priests, and politicians. In fact, Vine &
Fig Tree advocates the
complete elimination of the institutional church, as well as the
complete elimination of the State, its borders and its military.
I believe America's
Founding Fathers wanted America to be a Christian Theocracy, and I
believe they would have supported my agenda if they could see our world
A Definition Surprising in its Simplicity
"Theocracy" comes from two Greek words, Theos, God,
and kratein, to rule.
is where God rules, or
Nothing here about priests; nothing here about the Taliban;
nothing about a policeman standing on every corner.
- A society where priests rule is better called an "ecclesiocracy"
- A society where a king rules is called a "monarchy," and the
Bible says this form of government is a rejection of Theocracy (1
- A society where lots of little kings rule -- but are called
"princes," "presidents," "ministers,"
"senators," "CEO's," or anything else -- is still
a violation of the spirit of 1
Samuel 8, and is thus not a "Theocracy."
Many societies throughout history have been called
"theocracies." Some societies in our day are called
was once called a Theocracy. But our standard is not any other
country, past or present. My goal is not to make America like
any other nation, but to follow the blueprints given to us by our
Creator. In America's Declaration of Independence, those blueprints are
called "the Laws
of Nature and of Nature's God."
What did America's Founding Fathers mean when they spoke of "the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God?"
They were talking about the Bible.
John Locke (1632-1704) was a Christian philosopher who had a great
influence in America. He said:
[T]he Law of Nature stands as an eternal rule to all men, legislators
as well as others. The rules that they make for other men's actions must
. . . be conformable to the Law of Nature, i.e., to the will of God.
human must be made according to the general laws of Nature, and without
contradiction to any positive law of Scripture, otherwise they are
Treatises on Government, Bk II sec 135. (quoting Hooker's Ecclesiastical
Polity, 1.iii, § 9 )
William Blackstone (1723-1780) was
cited more frequently than Locke by America's Founding Fathers. In 1810
Thomas Jefferson wryly commented that American lawyers used Blackstone's Commentaries
on the Laws of England with the same dedication and reverence that
Muslims used the Koran.
Blackstone described the Laws of
Nature and of Nature's God in a chapter in his Commentaries
the Nature of Laws in General." An excerpt is
found here. Among the highlights:
Man, considered as a creature, must
necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator, for he is entirely a
dependent being. And consequently, as man depends absolutely upon his
Maker for everything, it is necessary that he should, in all points,
conform to his Maker's will.
of his Maker is called the law of nature.
law of nature, being coeval [existing at the same time -
ed.] with mankind, and dictated
by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other.
It is binding over all the globe in all countries, and at all times: no
human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as
are valid derive all their force and all their authority, mediately or
immediately, from this original. The doctrines thus delivered we call
the revealed or divine law, and they
are to be found only in the holy scriptures. These precepts,
when revealed, are found upon comparison to be really a part of the
original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man's
Upon these two
foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all
human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to
contradict these. [more]
|3. “Behold, I have taught you
statutes and judgments, even as Yahweh my God
commanded me…. Keep therefore and do them; for
this is your wisdom and your understanding in
the sight of the nations, which shall hear all
these statutes, and say, Surely this great
nation is a wise and understanding people. For
what nation is there so great, who hath God so
nigh unto them, as Yahweh our God is in all
things that we call upon him for? And what
nation is there so great, that hath statutes and
judgments so righteous as all this law, which I
set before you this day?” (Deuteronomy 4:5-8)
4. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in
America, 2 vols. (New York: NY: The
Colonial Press, 1899) vol. 1, pp. 36-37.
5. John Clark Ridpath, History of the
United States, 4 vols. (New York, NY: The
American Book Company, 1874) vol. 1, p. 181.
6. William Holmes McGuffey, McGuffey’s
Sixth Eclectic Reader (New York, NY:
American Book Company, 1879) p. 225.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835: “They
[the 17th-century Christian Colonials] exercised the rights of
sovereignty; they named their magistrates, concluded peace or declared
war, made police regulations, and enacted laws as if their allegiance was
due only to God. Nothing can be more curious and, at the same time more
instructive, than the legislation of that period; it is there that the
solution of the great social problem which the United States now presents
to the world is to be found [in perfect fulfillment of Deuteronomy 4:5-8,3
demonstrating the continuing veracity of Yahweh’s moral law and its
accompanying blessings, per Deuteronomy 28:1-14].
“Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially
characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of
Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of Connecticut begin with the penal
laws, and … they borrow their provisions from the text of Holy Writ …
copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy.…”4
John Clark Ridpath, History of the United States,
1874: “In June of 1639 the leading men of New Haven held a
convention in a barn, and formally adopted the Bible as the constitution
of the State. Everything was strictly conformed to the religious standard.
The government was called the House of Wisdom…. None but church members
were admitted to the rights of citizenship.”5
William Holmes McGuffey, McGuffey’s
Sixth Eclectic Reader, 1879: “Their form
of government was as strictly theocratical insomuch that it would be
difficult to say where there was any civil authority among them distinct
from ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Whenever a few of them settled a town,
they immediately gathered themselves into a church; and their elders were
magistrates, and their code of laws was the Pentateuch…. God was their
King; and they regarded him as truly and literally so….”6
Public schools were originally created to
teach everyone the Bible. America's Founding Fathers believed a
Bible-based education was "necessary
for good government and the happiness of mankind."
I agree with influential Americans of centuries past rather than the
pretend-Americans of today.
In a Christocracy, or Christian Theocracy, God is our Governor. God
is our Ruler. God is our
Judge. God is our Lawmaker; the laws of a Christian Theocracy are the
Laws of the Bible. This is
the message of Isaiah 33:22.
Better to be governed by the infallible Word of God than the fallible,
fluxuating, and tyrannical word of man.
"God Bless America"
heard this phrase a lot in the days following 9-11. But do we really
want God intervening
in human history, changing things, ruling things, undoing what man has
done? Isn't deism more comfortable: God creating the universe but stepping
back, refusing to get involved in any way, letting man the new god have
his own way?
Are we a nation of hypocrites?
God Bless America, by Irving
"While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a
land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
God Bless America.
Land that I love
Stand beside her, and guide
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to
the prairies ,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America
home sweet home."
also USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/2001-09-18-god-bless.htm
Every "solemn prayer" is a request for God to take charge.
Every prayer is
a request for Theocracy.
Theocracy: A society without priests and kings, all people
reconciled to God and to each other, living in harmony and prosperity, blessed
by God, governed by "the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God."
"Theocracy" vs. "Providence"
In a sense, God rules
everywhere. Communist China can be said to be a part of "God's
Government" or Theocracy, and the eye of faith can see God's
judgments in China.
But the normal sense of the word "Theocracy" is a political
state which officially acknowledges the authority of God and
allows God to call the shots, politically speaking. We
distinguish between "Theocracy" as a social
state and "providence"
as God's government over nations which do not have a Theocratic form of
America Ever a Theocracy?
vs. Ecclesiocracy: There is a Difference
- If a "Theocracy" is where God makes the rules, then
America was (or was dedicated to progress along the path of being) a
benevolent, clergy-free Theocracy after 1776, a nation "under
God." The Declaration of Independence declared that it was a
Theocracy; a nation officially acknowledging "a firm reliance on
the Protection of Divine
Providence." The thinking of philosophers like Locke
was embodied in the Declaration: "the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" reflected the belief that
America was obligated to obey God's will. That "God rules"
America was clearly stated by every agency and branch of government on
state and federal levels. As the Supreme Court in Holy
Trinity vs. United States (1892) put it, "there is a
single voice making this affirmation."
- The real question is one of consistency:
- Is America being consistent with its Theocratic claims?
- The national motto is "In
God We Trust."
Thus the question is not whether
America is a Theocratic nation.
The question is, Are we consistent
Theocracts, or are we backsliders and apostates? And if we are not
consistent, can we really expect God to Bless America?
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