Presuppositional Law: Where we begin with law determines where we end.

What is law?

What is the basis for law?

What ultimately determines whether a thing is lawful or lawless?

What we often automatically and unconsciously presuppose about the origin and nature of law determines what we will allow ourselves to see and consider from that point forward. Our presuppositions about the essence of law dictate which “truths” we will acknowledge as legitimate and which “realities” we will allow on our radar.

Where we really begin with our consideration of law is fundamental to where we will allow ourselves to go (and be taken) in pursuit of answers.

The same goes for family, marriage, liberty, freedom, and life itself. That’s just how things work in God’s creation. Always has been. Always will be. There are no exceptions and there is no workaround. Everything in His creation is bound and defined by His Nature as revealed in His Word, whether or not we believe it, acknowledge it, or like it. (See: Art, math, beauty, logic, law and economics…it’s all about Him.)

Law, as with all other things in the created universe, can only begin to be rightly understood by going to the beginning:

In the beginning, God created . . . ~ Genesis 1:1a

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. ~ Colossians 1:16-17 (bold emphasis added)

So it is that we understand that law is not a creation or invention of man. Law is not something that man can tweak or modify as he sees fit apart from the Nature of God as revealed in His Word.

Law belongs to God. It is a reflection of Him in His creation. It is born from, bound to, defined by and dependent upon His Nature. (See: What does Jesus bring to politics, education, law, and economics?)

Only with this simple but profound and essential truth in hand and held tight are we are able to rightly understand and apply law in God’s creation.

But we aren’t really encouraged to think of law this way, are we?

Of course not.

Every unbelieving “expert” and “leader” in the land  – be they of a Pagan Political Right or Pagan Political Left flavor – is all about promoting and reinforcing the notion that law is man’s and that any consideration of law here “in the real world” must begin with the assumption – the presupposition – that man is somehow, some way legitimately empowered and entitled to determine for himself what is lawful and what is lawless. (See: How’s that Pagan “conservatism” workin’ out for ya, Christian?)

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What could be more American than that?

And what could more quickly and easily provide clarity as to why our culture is spiraling into oblivion before our lawless, unbelieving little eyes?

What else could we have ever expected from a land proudly and defiantly built upon the “virtue” of religious pluralism? What else could have ever come to any land whose people claim the “right” (God-given, even) to openly worship false gods? (See: Note to ‘Merica: There is no “God-given right” to worship false gods. Repent accordingly.)

How could any people so proudly consecrated to the promotion of religious pluralism produce anything better than “legal” child sacrifice and “gay marriage” at the end of the day? (See: “Supreme Court” Votes for Wrath of God Upon America and Note to ‘Merica: There is no “God-given right” to murder children. Repent accordingly.)

Why would we expect any more or any better from a “land of the free” where “freedom” includes the “right” to openly worship Satan? (See: Detroit celebrates All-American “right” to worship Satan. [insert “U! S! A!” chant here].)

This is where law leads when we presuppose it to be man’s plaything.

This is what law becomes when we imagine it to be anything other than wholly reliant upon the Nature of God as revealed in His Word.

This is the lesson of America…a lesson that the Church is well served to note and apply as we move forward through this temporary wreckage and toward the supernatural victories and restoration to come, all by His grace, all for His glory, and all to the eternal benefit of His people. (See: Roaring into Post-America Christianity.)

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3 COMMENTS

  1. ''Where we really begin with our consideration of law is fundamental''
    YUP
    AND without researching the LANGUAGE and elemental underpinnings, we merely read INTO it what we ASSUME.

  2. Correct; and that's why we now find the people of this nation at the edge of the cliff with both feet on banana peels, which is only part of this nation's punishment from The Great I Am for rejecting Him and His Perfect Moral Laws.   

    The sooner we all get a grip on this fact and recognize it, the sooner we can all understand the real problems and get to solutions, beginning with repentance for exulting the god “We The People” instead of The Great I Am and His Law as the supreme law of the land.

    We must turn back to The Almighty and His Commandments, Statutes and Judgments, not “hope” in the god “We The People” and it’s creation called the constitution or this, that or the other Amendment; most certainly not in yet another “contender” for the office.

    What is very difficult for most to realize is that the corrupt system we now find ourselves living under today was inevitable over time.

    Knowingly or unknowingly, the door was established and opened by the Founding Fathers, which many claim were “Christian”.

    The process was allowed to begin when they decided “We The People” should be god (sovereign) and determine what is to be the supreme law of the land.

    The legislative process provided by the various federal and state constitutions was the vehicle used by the enemy to corrupt over time (via gradual increments) and finally take over.

    This nation wanted to determine what was “good and evil” (remember the garden?), instead of enforcing His Perfect Moral Laws.

    Malim in se (evil in and of itself as defined by The Great I Am, the ONLY lawgiver) vs. malim prohibitum (evil because someone determines, or legislates, it to be evil).

    The result: We not only find evil, rotten, Marxist, Edomite Tares (as well as the “Twice The Sons of Hell they proselytized) corrupting the nation , we also find “The Communist Manifesto” and The Ten Planks contained therein, written by the Edomite, son of a Rabbi, Karl Marx, is the system our enemy was allowed to slowly ensnare us with, here in the good ol’ U.S.S.A.

    All 10 Planks of The Communist Manifesto in Full Force In AmeriKa:  http://www.criminalgovernment.com/docs/planks.htm

    And now it’s morphed into Corporate Fascism.

    That’s just some of the many terrible results of replacing The Great I Am and His Laws, Statutes & Commandments with The god "We The People" and it's creations of National and State constitutions.

    The only way to save this nation is to turn back to Him, His Perfect Moral Laws, Statutes and Judgments, i.e., His Kingdom/Will On Earth.

    He told us that if His people ” … shall humble themselves (e.g., quit thinking we’re the sovereign, take our proper place and quit usurping His), and pray, and seek my face (e.g., He’s to be the ONLY law giver), and turn from their wicked ways (e.g., seek His Kingdom/Will and promote the enforcement of His Laws, Statutes and Judgments); THEN will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, And I will give you rest. Take My yoke (i.e., His Law 1 John 5: 2 & 3, as well as His tithe [tax] system) upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and ‘YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.’ (Jer. 6: 16). My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” Matthew 11: 28 – 30.

    Seek Him while He may yet be found.  The Judgments are surrounding you.

  3. "… the following example … illustrates the disparity between man’s ever-changing standard and Yahweh’s never-changing standard:

    'Two people could have walked down any U.S. street in 1930 – one with a bottle of whiskey under his arm and one with a bar of gold in his pocket, and the one with the whiskey would have been a criminal whereas the one with the bar of gold would have been considered a good law abiding citizen. If the same thing happened in any U.S. city in 1970, the one with the whiskey would be the law abiding citizen and the one with the gold bar would be the criminal.'2

    "In a mere forty-year period, man’s standard had completely reversed itself. The same transposition of ethics has occurred innumerable times under all governments based upon the traditions of man.

    "Isaiah 33:22 and James 4:12 declare that Yahweh is the exclusive legislator. There are no others, period! Anyone who claims the title of legislator (particularly when his “laws”—whether commandments, statutes, or judgments—are inconsonant with Yahweh’s) is a usurper and is perpetuating the sin begun by Adam and Eve. The same is true for any one of us who would modify Yahweh’s triune law.

    "Any legislation antithetical to Yahweh’s turns evil to good and good to evil (Isaiah 5:20). When man rejects Yahweh’s standard of morality, it is inevitable he will make legal what Yahweh has made unlawful (e.g., infanticide and sodomy) and make illegal what Yahweh has made lawful (e.g., monotheistic Christianity outside the four walls of church buildings).

    "Yahweh is the only lawgiver because as Creator He’s the only one with the authority to determine what is good and evil. His morals as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments determine what is right and left. Anything left of His right(eousness) is left, liberal, and ungodly…."

    For more, see blog article "Right, Left, and Center: Who Gets to Decide?" at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/right-left….

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