No King but King Jesus!
Compiled by Steve Lefemine - ChristianLifeandLiberty.net:
Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 years of American History: 1606 to 1982
All Scripture quotations below are from the Kings James Version Bible, with Deity capitalized.
“Justice and judgment are the habitation of Thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before Thy face.”
“… there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
“For he [the civil ruler] 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.”
Romans 13:1,4 [God’s intention for proper role of government]
“… governors,… sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”
1 Peter 2:14
[God’s intended purpose for properly functioning civil government]
“… righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne.”
“The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.”
2 Samuel 23:2
[true for all men, for all nations, for all time]
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.”
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;…”
Presented in four periods of American History:
1. Pre-Revolutionary War (1606 to 1775)
2. Revolutionary War to signing of U.S. Constitution (1775 to1787)
3. U.S. Constitution to War Between the States (1787 to 1865)
4. Post-War Between the States (1865 to 1982)
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