Founding Fathers 2018-02-02T00:48:59+00:00

Founding Fathers

ca. 1980-2001

The success of the Declaration of Independence and the Revolutionary War came about through men who were raised up by God for this special purpose. You must read the Declaration of Independence to feel its inspiration. You merely need to study history to recognize that a group of fledgling colonies defeating the world’s most powerful nation stemmed from a force greater than man. Where else in the world do we find a group of men together in one place at one time who possessed greater capacity and wisdom than the founding fathers—Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and others? But it was not to their own abilities that they gave the credit. They acknowledged Almighty God and were certain of the impossibility of their success without his help. Benjamin Franklin made an appeal for daily prayers in the Constitutional Convention. In that appeal he said, “If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? I believe without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the building of Babel.” (Mark E. Petersen, The Great Prologue, 1975, p. 88.)

No constitution on earth has endured longer than ours. We seek and usually find the answers to today’s hardest legal questions within this document of yesterday. The Constitution was and is a miracle. Both Washington and Madison referred to it as such. It was an inspired document, written under the divine guidance of the Lord. James Madison, commonly called the Father of the Constitution, recognized this inspiration and gave the credit to “the guardianship and guidance of the Almighty Being whose power regulates the destiny of nations whose blessings have been so conspicuously displayed to the rising of this republic.” (Prologue, p. 95.)

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The United States Constitution was an inspired document. The authors were brilliant, and the Founding Fathers who wrote it geniuses. But they didn’t pull their inspiration out of thin air. For example, one of the core principles which the Founding Fathers built into the American system of government and our Constitutions is separation of powers. This idea – also called “checks and balances” – ensures that no single person or group can seize all of the powers for themselves. Decisions are therefore more likely to benefit the nation as a whole … and not just those making decisions.

As Lord Acton noted:

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

By spreading power around, absolute corruption is less likely to occur. But few people know where the Founding Fathers’ got their inspiration for the principle of separation of powers.

The New York Times noted in 1988:

In the mid-16th century, five northeastern Indian tribes – Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida and Cayugaa – formed the Iroquois Confederacy, joined later by the Tuscarora tribe. They adopted a constitution, reflecting concepts of checks and balances and separation of powers that impressed such later Americans as Washington, Franklin and other Founding Fathers. Indeed, historians maintain that many principles of the Iroquois constitution were woven into the United States Constitution.

That same year, Congress passed a resolution stating:

Whereas, the original framers of the constitution, including most notably, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, are known to have greatly admired the concepts, principles and government practices of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy; and

Whereas, the Confederation of the original thirteen colonies into one Republic was explicitly modeled upon the Iroquois Confederacy as were many of the democratic principles which were incorporated into the Constitution itself ….

The Congress, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, acknowledges the historical debt which this Republic of the United States of America owes to the Iroquois Confederacy and other Indian Nations for their demonstration of enlightened, democratic principles of government ….

And see this.

Thomas Jefferson also had close dealings with the Iroquois:

Prominent figures, such as Thomas Jefferson in colonial Virginia … were involved with leaders of the New York-based Iroquois Confederacy.

One of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention – John Rutledge of South Carolina – read lengthy tracts from the Iroquois Constitution to the other framers, beginning with the words “We, the people, to form a union, to establish peace, equity, and order ….”

America has lost the separation of powers in our government.

The federal government is trampling the separation of powers by stepping on the toes of the states and the people. For example, former head S&L prosecutor Bill Black – now a professor of law and economics – notes:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the resident examiners and regional staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [both] competed to weaken federal regulation and aggressively used the preemption doctrine to try to prevent state investigations of and actions against fraudulent mortgage lenders.

And the courts have been stripped of their ability to review the illegal actions of the other branches of government. America must re-establish the principle of separation of powers … or we will slide into tyranny.

Postscript: The Iroquois Constitution also contained the following rule: “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” Americans would be wise to adopt this type of long-range thinking.

Note: Admittedly, Aristotle, Calvin, Montesquieu and other Western thinkers also discussed separation of powers.

But America’s Founding Fathers were most directly inspired by visiting the Iroquois, reading their Constitution, and watching their government in action. After all, seeing a principle actually working in practice in the real world is much more inspirational than reading theories or debating ancient history.

The Constitution guarantees the religious freedom that allowed the Reformation to continue and flourish. The great religious reformers began to throw off the rituals and dogmas that had been attached to Christianity during the dark ages and sought to return to the pure and simple truths of the New Testament.

Many of the great reformers stated that their efforts were to assert basic Christian teachings of the Bible, but at the same time they acknowledged that they had no authority to administer the ordinances of the Church or to reestablish the original church of Jesus Christ. Luther said, “Christianity has ceased to exist among those who should have preserved it.” Roger Williams said there is “no regularly-constituted Church on earth, nor any person authorized to administer any Church ordinance.” (William Cullen Bryant, ed., Picturesque America, New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1872, 1:502.) Both America’s freedom (aided by many American miracles) and the continuing reformation that flourished here occurred in preparation for the imminent second coming of Jesus Christ.

Satan and his minions have long conspired to prevent this glorious return. It is no mistake that the powerful Illuminati was formed the same year that America declared its independence from Britain. This and other secret societies have united to destroy the United States and its divinely inspired constitution and have slowly but surely nipped away at our unalienable rights and liberties granted by God. The U.S. has become a battleground for good and evil, a culmination of a spiritual warfare that began with the War in Heaven when Lucifer and his followers were cast down to this earth where he became Satan and his followers demons. Just as many great men were unified in drafting the constitution and founding this free country, many great men and women have been reserved for our day to withstand the great evils that secretly exist, to expose those evils, and to inspire a deceived public to awaken to our awful situation and repent. Saving souls is the most important work we can do!

The Second Coming of Christ will be “with power and great glory.” The first time Jesus came unnoticed into the world, the second time “every eye will see him.” In his first coming Jesus humbled himself, being born in a stable in Bethlehem. When he returns, he will come back as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In his first coming he endured the mockery of men who despised him for his goodness. Although he was the Son of God, he allowed them to put him to death, that he might thereby provide salvation for the world. When he comes again, all mockery will cease for he will rule the nations with a rod of iron. He came the first time as the Lamb of God; he comes again as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Two thousand years ago the religious leaders shouted in scorn, “He saved others, but he can’t save himself!” (Matthew 24:42). The day is coming when the whole world will see Jesus as he really is. When that happens, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11)

Around the first coming inscribe the word HUMILITY in letters large and bold. Around His second coming inscribe the word GLORY so that all the world may see. Nothing could be more natural than a triumphant return of our victorious Lord. Though He was once “despised and rejected of men,” He will one day return “in power and great glory,” heralded by angels and accompanied by his saints.

Taken from “Sound the Trumpet! Christ’s Second Coming to the Earth” by Keep Believing Ministries.

God bless America! Land of the Free and home of the brave.

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