Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Scripture Basis for some Articles of the Constitution:

Scripture Basis for some Articles of the Constitution:

Over a 10 year period, over 15,000 writings were analyzed as well as 3154 quotations and sources. The Bible was the most quoted source by the Founders.

Separation of Powers – Jeremiah 17:9 (the subject of many sermons during
founding era).

Uniform Immigration Laws – Article I, Section 8 – Leviticus 19:34

President must be natural born citizen – Article II, Section 1 – Deut. 17:15

Witnesses and capital punishment – Article III, Section 3 – Deut. 17:6

Provision against attainder – Article III, Section 3 – Ezekiel 18:20

Three Branches of Government – Isaiah 33:22

Tax exemptions for churches – Ezra 7:24

Republicanism (elections at local, county, state, and federal levels) – Article IV,

Section 4 – Exodus 18:21

Noah Webster personally responsible for Article I, Section 8, Paragraph 8 cited

Exodus 18:21

John Jay and George Washington – stated religious basis for elections of American leaders.

John Adams declared nearly 4 decades after the American Revolution, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were…the general principles of Christianity. Now I will avow and I then believed and now believe that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.”


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