No King but King Jesus!

Compiled by Steve Lefemine -

Declarations and Evidences of Christian Faith in America’s Colonial Charters, State Constitutions, and other Historical Documents during over 375 years of American History: 1606 to 1982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.”
Psalm 89:14

“… 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.”
Psalm 97:2

“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.”
Proverb 14:34

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”
Psalm 9:17

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;…”
Psalm 33:12


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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