Was “The Original Intent”

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 Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.

DEFINING POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS TERMS AND DOUBLESPEAK WORDS

“The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules …”

The meaning of a number of words has changed over the years to where they have a very different meaning in today’s vernacular. In the list of political and religious terms below, I have attempted to provide the more traditional definition of the word or term. For the definition of words from the time of the country’s founding, the reader is encouraged to reference Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary or online at www.1828.mshaffer.com to check for the earlier historical definition.

Political and religious Terms:

Free Will

* Free will is defined as the freedom to choose what is right according to God’s law. It is not license to sin since one is answerable to God for their choices. (“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”— John 14:15 RSV) If God has made a request of an individual to perform a specific job or task, or to take on a certain responsibility in life, free will is the freedom to accept or deny His request.

Higher Law

* To be added ....


"Listen to me, my people, and give ear to me, my nation; for a law will go forth from me, and my justice for a light to the peoples.

— Isaiah 51:4 RSV


“Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, as the LORD my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land which you are entering to take possession of it. Keep them and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.' For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there, that has statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day?”

— Deuteronomy 4:5-8 RSV


“This law of nature, being coeval 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."

— Sir William Blackstone (1723-1780) English Jurist & Author of Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England


"Human law must rest its authority ultimately upon the authority of that law which is Divine ... Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants"

— James Wilson (1742-1798) Founding Father, assisted in drafting the Constitution, Supreme Court Justice.


"Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.”

— Matthew 5:17 RSV


“But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble purposes.”

— William Henry Seward (1801–1872) Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson


Liberty or "American" Liberty


* Liberty or "American" liberty is defined as a gift given by God to those who love liberty and are willing to guard it and defend it. Perfect liberty requires conformity to the will of God by living one’s life with self restraint, in virtue and piety, adhering to laws and spirit of the Bible with God as the sole sovereign. (“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom [liberty]”— 2 Corinthians 3:17 RSV) It was stated in the country’s Declaration of Independence or the country’s mission statement, that “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.”


American liberty considers limited government to be a necessary evil, and rights defined in the country’s Constitution needed to protect of the natural right of liberty of conscience and of religious liberty (freedom of religion). The limits of those religious rights and role of government being defined by the Bible as man is in the most happy state and at liberty when he his following the commandments of God. (“But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer that forgets but a doer that acts, he shall be blessed in his doing. So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty.”

— James 1:25, 2:12 (RSV)


* Liberty as defined by Patrick; “Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue, and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”

Patriot


Quotes on Liberty


Patriot or Patriotism


* A patriot or patriotism is defined as love of ones country while living in fidelity to the teachings in the Bible, and zealously supporting and defending ones country and its interests and their religion.


“A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real good will towards men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of society bonds of society, corrupting the morals of youth, and by his bad example injuring the very country he professes to patronize more than he can possibly compensate by intrepidity (fearless bravery in danger; undaunted courage or boldness), generosity and honor? The scriptures tell us “righteousness exalteth a nation.”

— Abigail Adams (1744-1818) Wife of John Adams, Mother & Patriot


“For a true patriot must be a religious man. I have been led to think from a late defection, that he who neglects his duty to his Maker, may well be expected to be deficient and insincere in his duty towards the public. Even suppose him to possess a large share of what is called honor and public spirit, yet, do not these men, by their bad example, by a loose, immoral conduct, corrupt the minds of youth, and vitiate the morals of the age, and thus injure the public more than they can compensate by intrepidity, generosity, and honor? Let revenge or ambition, pride, lust or profit, tempt these men to a base and vile action; you may as well hope to bind up a hungry tiger with a cobweb, as to hold such debauched patriots in the visionary chains of decency, or to charm them with the intellectual beauty of truth and reason.”

— Abigail Adams (1744-1818) Wife of John Adams, Mother & Patriot


The Spirit of Uncurruptable Patriotism


“It may please the Lord of Hosts … to ... grant that a spirit of incorruptible patriotism and of pure undefiled religion may universally prevail.”

— Continental Congress, March 16, 1776


"Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families. The Amor Patriae is both a moral and a religious duty. It comprehends not only the love of our neighbors but of millions of our fellow creatures, not only of the present but of future generations. This virtue we find constitutes a part of the first characters of history.

The holy men of old, in proportion as they possessed a religious were endowed with a public spirit. What did Moses forsake and suffered for his countrymen! What of the shining example of patriotism do we hold Joshua, Samuel, Maccabeus, and all the Jews! St. Paul almost wishes himself accursed for his countrymen and kinsmen after the flesh. Even our Saviour himself gives a sanction to this virtue. He confined his miracles and gospel at first to his own country."

— Benjamin Rush (1745-1813) Founding Father & Signer of the Declaration of Independence


“It is in the man of piety and inward principle, that we may expect to find the uncorrupted patriot, the useful citizen, and the invincible soldier. God grant that in America true religion and civil liberty may be inseparable, and that the unjust attempts to destroy the one may in the issue tend to the support and establishment of both."

— John Witherspoon (1722-1794) Educator, Economist, Minister, Writer & Founding Father


Leader


* A leader is one under God, who effectively moves others to act in the moment for the long term welfare of all concerned. (Quoted by Gary W. Kelly Sr., www.earstohear.net)


Progressivism or "American" Progressivism


* Progressivism or American Progressivism (in the 21st century) is both a religious philosophy and a social political movement. It is a denial of God and rejection of an absolute truth. Fundamentally is a revolt against God, His Laws and Commandments, biblical moral basis for right and wrong, and the traditional family. Its values are often without virtue, thus open to jealousy, envy, deceit, hypocrisy, malice, slander, and hate. Hate typically of those who profess their biblical beliefs publically. Without Biblical standards of moral conduct, the political movement is often authoritarian forcing social changes through legislation, though force of government and the courts, rather than by popular vote or opinion.


Tactic of the movement are often lies, fear, intimidation, character assassination of opponents, false choices, payoffs, and election fraud. Their success in large part depends on citizens being uninformed of the truth and consequence of the change, and ignorance of Bible and governmental law.


In pushing for social change, progressives will sometimes partner with atheists, socialists, communists, Marxist, and Islamist, as they are at odds with or an enemy of Christianity. Education and media are assets employed as a long term way to force social change by changing people’s thinking in areas such as biblical norms and beliefs, moral absolutes, situational ethics, modernism, social justice, environmentalism, social progressivism, capitalism, and socialism and communism. The reeducation or generational propaganda, which often is emotional without a scientific or supportable basis, but over time, neutralizes opposing views especially of citizens who often inaccurately perceive that it is the belief of the majority their fellow citizens. Following a “herd mentality,” many become useful assists in pushing for the social change that they once opposed.


“Progressivism leads inevitably to utter irrationality and eventually political, as well as moral chaos."

— Robert V. Young, Jr. (1947- -) Professor, Author, and Editor of the quarterly Modern Age


“For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.'"

— Mark 7:21-31 RSV


“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools,” “And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a base mind and to improper conduct. They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God's decree that those who do such things deserve to die, they not only do them but approve those who practice them.”

— Romans 1:18-22, 28-32 RSV   Link to Full Bible Passage



Liberalism or Modern American Liberalism


* Liberalism - Liberalism or Modern American Liberalism is an ideology, social philosophy expressed as a political movement.  It rejects biblical authority advocating for freedom from tradition Christian morals and teachings. Its emphasis is on establishing a strong central government to control capitalism, control religious expression, to change religious beliefs away from God, and to construct a dependent welfare state. Thus the Constitution is often viewed as outdated document, an obstacle to social change due to its biblical underpinnings and religion of the Founders who created it.


“Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.”

— James Burnham (1905–1987) Leader in the American Communist movement, turned conservative.


"Liberalism is totalitarianism with a human face."

— Thomas Sowell (1930)  Economist, Political Philosopher, and Author


Humanism

* Humanism is a progressive social philosophy, religious, and political movement best referred to as religion without God or a “better form of religion.” It attempts to tear down the social hierarchy to implement their views on morals, social inequity and capitalism. Humanist rejects the concept of God’s judgment, and traditional Biblical morals, especially in regards to sexual contact, ethics situational.


“You see, the average person think that the teachings of humanism and the triumph of the human spirit is the antidote to cure the wickedness of the world. Yet, in reality, they are actually following the teachings of the king of wickedness, satan.”

— Billy Crone (  ) Pastor of Get A Life Ministries & Author, Book The Final Countdown


Providence or Divine Providence


* Providence or Divine Providence is defined as the hand of God that guides the affairs of man. It is the will of God being worked out in the world through man’s interaction with God, his fellow man, and with nature in conjunction with man’s free will." Required in this interaction between man and God is that God be praised for His blessings, and petitions are humbly submitted in prayer. Answered prayers, dispensed blessings and grace are always on God's terms, not mans. God is creator and “the power sustaining and guiding human destiny.    


Republicanism


* Republicanism or "American" Republicanism is a Judeo-Christian biblically based political philosophy of self government based on republican principles, comprised of republican values and virtues (not the Republican Party). The foundation of republicanism is God, His law and blessings upon a people and a nation. It can be summarized as the Biblical basis of law, government, liberty and freedom, and the way one should conduct their lives in a civil society. Republicanism is the political philosophy that many of the Founding Fathers had and is the basis of what many conservatives call American exceptionalism.

Republican values can be summarized as fear of God, love of country, patriotism, respect for the sanctity of the Constitution, limited government defined by the Constitution, frugality, personal responsibility, free market or economy, respect for just laws (laws that do not violate the laws of God or as the Declaration of Independence is founded, “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”), respect for rights given by God not man or government, all men are equal in God’s eye (equal rights), equal application of the law, biblical basis of law, biblical basis of government and that liberty and freedom are gifts from God.

Republican virtues are virtues such as honesty, sincerity, integrity, responsibility, Industry, temperance, cleanliness, tranquility, silence, order, justice, moderation, chastity, economy, frugality, character, selflessness, humility, respectful, hard work, perseverance, self-sacrifice for the greater good and respect for God and His higher law (above the laws of man).


Socialism

* Socialism is an atheistic ideology and humanistic philosophical system that replaces god in society. "Its purpose is to impose a totalitarian set of economic, philosophical, religious, and scientific values dictating what is good, evil, just, unjust, right, or wrong,*" and state control over education. (*A. R. Peach)


"Between these two beliefs-private property and socialism- there exists fundamental conflict. They represent contradictory views of sovereignty, man, law, society, and inheritance. They are fundamentally rival religious systems. Choosing one, you reject the other; service and honor to God, or servitude to fellow men. Either God commands and judges man, or man commands and judges man."

Joel McDurmon (  ) Preacher, Author, Speaker & Contributor at American Vision


“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”

— Norman Thomas (1884-1968) Socialist Party Presidential Candidate


Communism

* Communism is an extension of socialism where the government controls everything including private property. All religions and dissenting opinions are rejected and abolished. The government or "state" is "god."


"The Communist vision is the vision of man without God" "I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time"

Whittaker Chambers (1901-1961) Former Communist & Witness for the House on Un-American Activities Committte


Atheism

* Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines atheisim as “The disbelief of the existence of a God, or Supreme intelligent Being.” Today it is a social and political movement often engaged in removing any reference to God or religion from school, law, or society at large. It shares many aspects to secular and humanism.


Conservatism or "American" Conservatism


* Conservatism or "American" Conservatism is political movement and social philosophy, advocating for tradition social values and Constitutional principles. It supports some aspects of biblical authority on law, government, and traditional Christian morals, while mute on others. It is more focused on capitalism, limited government, debt, personal responsibility, and reducing citizen’s dependence on government. It supports citizens Constitutional rights, speech, religious expression, and liberty of conscience. The Constitution is often viewed as a fixed document where any changes need to be done through the proper amendment process and voted on by the states, not circumvented by the courts or through legislative action.

Conservatives often ignore or avoid the biblical underpinnings and religion of the Founders who created the founding documents. Members tend to focus on the law and rule of law as a means to an end, rather than the spirit of the law (what evil rather than good it is trying to eliminate or punish) and biblical basis and authority of the law. A generally held belief among most conservatives is that the United States is exceptional compared to other nations. The term often used to describe this is American Exceptional, which the credit due to country’s freedom, capitalism, and traditional values.


Crime Against the Constitution


“Any act by government or agents contrary to Constitution or law is a crime, not ‘just politics’"!

— James H. Dearmore II – Preacher Baptist Missionary


Evil or What is Considered Evil


Moral evil is any deviation of a moral agent from the rules of conduct prescribed to him by God, or by legitimate human authority; or it is any violation of the plain principles of justice and rectitude.

There are also evils called civil, which affect injuriously the peace or prosperity of a city or state; and political evils, which injure a nation, in its public capacity.


All wickedness, all crimes, all violations of law and right are moral evils. Diseases are natural evils, but they often proceed from moral evils.

— Webster’s Dictionary 1828


“When the devil cannot prevent the appearance of a noble and pure soul, he revenges himself by distorting the picture of this soul in the minds of others.”

— Sven Stolpe (1905–1996) Swedish Writer, Historian, Translator and Journalist




White Privilege - Website


* White Privilege It is a term used by those in Progressives and Socialist movement which is intended to cause civil unrest and undermine Judeo-Christian values.


Tolerace


* Tolerance – Is love without the truth. Tolerance today means subverting ones Christians biblical teachings and traditions, being pressured to accept what God has clearly indicated is sin against His laws and teachings.


“Sin is destructive to people, to families, to nations and to the church. Sinful behavior that is excused and repackaged as personal choice is Satan’s greatest deception. His greatest victories today take place within the church by those who remain silent; who are not aware of his divisive presence. … It is cowardice to excuse sin by claiming we have no right to judge what God has already judged. There is only one personal choice that decides where we spend eternity; if we choose Christ and all He stands for, we gain Heaven; if we deny Christ’s Word, we are cowards and deserve hell.”

— William Franklin Graham III (1952) CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association



Conspiracy


To be added …


"Again the LORD said to me, "There is revolt (conspiracy) among the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my words; they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.  Therefore, thus says the LORD, Behold, I am bringing evil upon them which they cannot escape; though they cry to me, I will not listen to them."

Jeremiah 11:9-11 RSV




REPROBATE, adjective [Latin reprobatus, reprobo, to disallow; re and probo, to prove.]


1. Not enduring proof or trial; not of standard purity or fineness; disallowed; rejected.


REPROBATE silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. Jeremiah 6:30.


2. Abandoned in sin; lost to virtue or grace.


They profess that they know God, but in works deny him, being abominable and disobedient, and to every good work reprobate Titus 1:16.


3. Abandoned to error, or in apostasy. 2 Timothy 3:8.


REP'ROBATE, noun A person abandoned to sin; one lost to virtue and religion.


I acknowledge myself a reprobate a villain, a traitor to the king.


REP'ROBATE, verb transitive


1. To disapprove with detestation or marks of extreme dislike; to disallow; to reject. It expresses more than disapprove or disallow. We disapprove of slight faults and improprieties; we reprobate what is mean or criminal.


2. In a milder sense, to disallow.


Such an answer as this, is reprobated and disallowed of in law.


3. To abandon to wickedness and eternal destruction.


4. To abandon to his sentence, without hope of pardon.


Drive him out to reprobated exile.

— Webster’s Dictionary 1828


 Free Will


Higher Law


Liberty or American Liberty


Patriot


Leader


Progressivism or American Progressivism


Liberalism or Modern American Liberalism


Humanism


Providence or Divine Providence


Republicanism


Socialism


Communism


Atheism


Conservatism or American Conservatism


Crime Against the Constitution


Evil or What is Considered Evil


Tolerance

 

Reprobate or Reprobate Mind

Definations:

Doublespeak Words: (see bottom of page)

Doublespeak Words:

Doublespeak is a word coined by George Orwell book in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Doublespeak is political language that is employed to reverse meaning of words. It is used to disguises or distorts the meaning of words in order to forward a lie, an evil on society or agenda.

                                                                  

Forced Approval of Unbiblical Behavior          Tolerance

Unborn Child                                                    Fetus

Abortion                                                            Prochoice

Pregnancy                                                        Biological Accident

Life                                                                    Viability

High Taxes                                                       Social Responsibility, Fairness

Pro-Abortion                                                     Pro-Choice

Illegal Alien                                                       Undocumented Worker

Genital Mutilation                                             Gender Reassignment, Sex Change

Stealing                                                            Wealth Redistribution    

Preferential Treatment                                     Equal Rights                                   

Discrimination based on race                          Affirmative Action

Biblical Teachings on Sex                                Homophobia  

Anti Biblical values for society                         Social Justice  

Agitator, Radical, Anarchist                             Community Organizer

Biblical Morals Expressed Publically               Hate Speech

World Community                                            New World Order or World Government


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