SermonIndex Audio Sermons
Image Map
Discussion Forum : News and Current Events : Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

Print Thread (PDF)

PosterThread
tjservant
Member



Joined: 2006/8/25
Posts: 1658
Indiana USA

 Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

Stumbled across this article. Thought it interesting.

Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

As Americans celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence, one scholar notes the document is more a submission to God than an assertion of rights.

Dr. Larry Arnn is president of Hillsdale College in Michigan. In a recent article published on TownHall.com, Arnn calls The Declaration of Independence "a most remarkable declaration." He says that it is remarkable to remember that all who supported the document and all who signed the document were committing acts of treason punishable by death. But perhaps most remarkable was the documents four references to God.

"The posture of The Declaration of Independence is an appeal to heaven. And so it's really a beautiful thing if you put the four places that God is mentioned together in the declaration. He's mentioned as the maker of the laws of nature and of nature's God – which makes him a legislator. He's mentioned as the supreme judge of the world – which makes him a judge. He's mentioned as divine providence – which makes him an executive. And he's mentioned as the creator – which is like being a founder," Arnn explains.

Dr. Arnn says the message of the declaration is that the powers of government could only be rightly united in the hands of God. "So the posture of the document is one of humility before God, and although it is a revolutionary document – very emphatically – it begins as a document of obedience to the laws of nature and of nature's God...," Arnn contends.

Arnn concludes that the The Declaration of Independence "...is a submission [to God] at the same time as it is an assertion [to the King of England].

[url=http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=165580]Source[/url]


_________________
TJ

 2008/7/4 18:39Profile
crsschk
Member



Joined: 2003/6/11
Posts: 9192
Santa Clara, CA

 Re: Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

Like it.

[i] ... it is remarkable to remember that all who supported the document and all who signed the document were committing acts of treason punishable by death.

Arnn concludes that the The Declaration of Independence "...is a submission [to God] at the same time as it is an assertion [to the King of England].
[/i]


_________________
Mike Balog

 2008/7/4 22:47Profile
sojourner7
Member



Joined: 2007/6/27
Posts: 1573
Omaha, NE

 Re: Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

Our nation's founding document declared independence from Britain; but, with equal
measure, declared dependence upon God.
Expressing "firm reliance upon divine
providence" (trusting in His grace); the
signers committed the American experiment
to their Maker. The Spirit of 1776 was
one of reverence and trust.

CHARLES COLSON
tjservant wrote:
Stumbled across this article. Thought it interesting.

Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

As Americans celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of The Declaration of Independence, one scholar notes the document is more a submission to God than an assertion of rights.

Dr. Larry Arnn is president of Hillsdale College in Michigan. In a recent article published on TownHall.com, Arnn calls The Declaration of Independence "a most remarkable declaration." He says that it is remarkable to remember that all who supported the document and all who signed the document were committing acts of treason punishable by death. But perhaps most remarkable was the documents four references to God.

"The posture of The Declaration of Independence is an appeal to heaven. And so it's really a beautiful thing if you put the four places that God is mentioned together in the declaration. He's mentioned as the maker of the laws of nature and of nature's God – which makes him a legislator. He's mentioned as the supreme judge of the world – which makes him a judge. He's mentioned as divine providence – which makes him an executive. And he's mentioned as the creator – which is like being a founder," Arnn explains.

Dr. Arnn says the message of the declaration is that the powers of government could only be rightly united in the hands of God. "So the posture of the document is one of humility before God, and although it is a revolutionary document – very emphatically – it begins as a document of obedience to the laws of nature and of nature's God...," Arnn contends.

Arnn concludes that the The Declaration of Independence "...is a submission [to God] at the same time as it is an assertion [to the King of England].

[url=http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=165580]Source[/url]



_________________
Martin G. Smith

 2008/7/4 23:04Profile
KingJimmy
Member



Joined: 2003/5/8
Posts: 4419
Charlotte, NC

 Re: Declaration of Independence - America's 'submission to God'

Hmmmm... it seems to me that far from being submissive to God, our founding fathers were anything but such. We rebelled against England and cast off the command in Scripture to submit to those above us... even if they are unreasonable. We only rebelled because we didn't like our taxes and didn't like our seeming lack of representation. Funny thing is, today we are taxed far more than they ever were, and our representation is merely nominal.


_________________
Jimmy H

 2008/7/5 0:37Profile





©2002-2020 SermonIndex.net
Promoting Genuine Biblical Revival.
Affiliate Disclosure | Privacy Policy