God’s laws and commands are the universal and immutable standard of conduct, or benchmark, for all mankind and all nations; past, present, and future. With that in mind, progressivism is an invalid ideology according to the Bible.
Therefore, any nation’s judicial system should be based on adherence to God’s laws.
It will be seen that man’s natural inclinations are in many instances contrary to God’s standard. Nonetheless, conscience should alert one to the presence of God.
“…for when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do the things in the law…are a law to themselves, who show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness…” Romans 2:14-15
Paul admitted there were aspects of God’s law that were previously unknown to him, i.e. not revealed through conscience.
“…I would not have known sin except through the law. For I would not have known covetousness unless the law had said, ‘You shall not covet.’” Romans 7:7b
God, in His transparency, provided His law to alert all mankind to His required standard of holiness.
“…for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” Romans 3:20b
But no man was able to obey God’s law in full.
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” Romans 3:23
Later in his letter to the Galatians, Paul confirmed man’s inability to abide by the whole law.
“…knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ…for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.” Galatians 2:16
This verse reiterates the basic truth that no man can completely obey the law; therefore, the vicarious death of the sinless Christ is the only way to be justified, or found guiltless in the eyes of God.
God’s law and standard applied to the individual common man.
“But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water…the ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away.” Psalm 1:2-5
And remember God’s instructions also applied to the nation’s king.
“Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law…and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes, that his heart may not be lifted above his brethren…” Deuteronomy 17:18-20a
The king was to have a copy of the law and to study it day and night. Knowing the law would cause the king to fear (respect and honor) the LORD his God.
Furthermore, by studying, understanding, and observing the law would prevent the king from becoming proud.
And the word ‘all’ is part of the instruction. There was not to be a picking and choosing of which parts of the law applied to any given situation.
Remember Paul said everything that happened to Israel was to serve as examples for the present age of the church.
How is America doing today with the three branches of government, i.e. administrative, legislative, and judicial?
Are all executive orders, legislative actions, and judicial decisions in line with God’s standard of righteousness and justice?
And even more serious, are there any executive orders, legislative actions, and judicial decisions that actually contradict God’s standard?
Or worse yet, are there any actions that actually protect those who consciously break God’s laws?
We could begin with Roe v. Wade and go on indefinitely.
Such laws and traditions imposed by the Pharisees had the affect of nullifying God’s word.
“…making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.” Mark 7:13
It appears that most politicians are simply ignorant of the reality that they are compromising God’s laws to gain voter support, and are equally blind to the fact those same laws are the immutable word of God.
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