Declaration of Independence

07 Declaration of Independence - Christian Civics Training - Biblical CivicsThe Declaration of Independence is unique in all of the world.   No other country has a document quiet like it.   It is the culmination of almost two centuries of biblical thought applied to the nature of man, God ordained rights, and the purpose of government.

Citizens of the United States today have an emotional feeling toward the Declaration but few have read and studied it. In fact it is safe to say that over 90% of the American public have little understanding of the main principles within it.

As you will learn in this series, the Declaration of Independence serves the role as our national charter, outlining the God ordained liberties that are granted by God to every human being and stating that the purpose of government is to secure and protect these rights.

Additionally, you will find that the Declaration and Constitution are designed to work together. They are not isolated and separate.     The Declaration articulates our national philosophy and purpose and the Constitution serves the Declaration by putting in place a structure that serves the principles of the Declaration.

You will quickly see that the secularists statement that “the Constitution does not reference God and therefore the United States is a secular nation” is a “red herring” argument out of either ignorance or malice..   The fact is that the Declaration of Independence mentions God four times and since the Constitution and Declaration can only be properly understood when viewed together that the lack of God’s name in the Constitution is irrelevant.

Finally, a more detailed study will in fact lead to the discovery that the Declaration of Independence actually makes 25 declarations about personal, civic, and political life.

When the phrase, “American Exceptionalism” is spoken about, this is a key aspect of what that phrase means.   That is, the Declaration of Independence is the “exception”. No other country has a document like this one.

This series will be life changing as you gain a true appreciation for this amazing document.

  

25 Abraham Lincoln - Christian Civics Training - Biblical CivicsAbraham Lincoln said:

“I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence”.

“We hold these truths to be self‑evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

As Lincoln reflected on the relationship of the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution, he was drawn to a scripture passage in the Old Testament.

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” ~ Proverbs 25:11,

As he meditated on this passage, he saw how this clearly expressed the connection between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

Here is the rest of the story.