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JUST A FEW EXAMPLES of BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES IN America’s Constitution and Common law.
Preamble – US Constitution.
“We the People” is the highest instituted authority based on majority rule. This is a biblical principle found in Exodus19:7-8 “Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Lord commanded him. All the people answered together, and said, “All that Lord has spoken we will do.” God Himself in order to establish a constitution (covenant) with Israel had to receive the approval of the majority vote of the people.
For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us. Isaiah 33.22
Note: This encompasses the judicial – Article III, legislature – Article I and executive Article II.
Article I The Senate is a legislature of elders of the community, a representative body of the people. We find this in Exodus19:7-8 “Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which Lord commanded him.”
Article II of the US Constitution is found in Deuteronomy 17:18-20
Article II of the US Constitution requires the President to faithfully execute the law and suffered impeachment if he violates the law. This is found in of Dt:17:18-20 “(king) is to make himself a copy of this law in a book… keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them…that his heart not be lifted up above his brothers…”
Article III of the US Constitution is found in Deuteronomy 17:8-20
Article III establishes a Supreme Court of original and appellate jurisdiction over inferior court. This is found in Dt.17:8-20 “If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment…being matters of controversy within your gates…You shall come to the priests who are Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days. You shall inquire, and they shall give you the verdict.”
Additional: The Common law that came to America was developed by English Christian jurists who applied precepts of the Bible, and these precepts are the foundation of citizen rights and protections of the common law.
Right of Search Warrant by a Judge (Dt19:18)
Right to a public trial (Dt.17:5),
Right to an appeal (Dt.17:8-9),
Right to a impartial judge (Lev.19:15),
Right to present evidence (Ex.22:13),
Right to a fair trial (Ex.20:16),
Right to require two witnesses for the death penalty (Dt.17:6),
Right to put up a defense (Ex.32:9-14).
Public Trial (Dt. 21:19)
A right to thorough investigation (Dt:19:18)
Federalism from FEODUS – Latin for covenant – formal agreement. The American Fedeation is a covenant fedeation between God and the People according to the Declartion of 1776 and between the states and by their authority between the states and the general goverment according to the US Constitution. God made an agreement with Isreal that He would be their God and the people of Israel would be His people. This covenant rejected by the nation of Isreal in the time of Samuel when making Saul king was restored in the American federation at the signing of the Declaration of Independence which restored the God of Abraham as the God of America.