The Constitution: A Blueprint for Destruction

Posted on March 19, 2013 · Posted in Authority, Culture, Worldview

Let me begin by saying that I believe that the United States Constitution is one of the greatest governing documents ever written. So, why would I say it is a blueprint for destruction? To answer that, we must first understand what the Constitution does not say. The Constitution does not say that for it to be an effective governing document, the nation which adopts it must be populated by bible-believing Christians. The Constitution does not say this, but John Adams did. He said:

 

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

 

The historical context of Adams’ statement can only mean he was talking about people who were committed to the Bible as the only infallible rule of faith and practice. The Constitution in the hands of anyone but Christians who believed the Bible is destined to become a handbook for tyranny and oppression. 

 

The Constitution was written by men who could not conceive of an America that would reject Christianity.  This assumption is becoming our founding document’s greatest liability. 

 

The Constitution offers no guarantee it will not become a document which enables tyrannical rule. All that is necessary for this to happen is for the people it governs to ignore God and his law. What better reason can there be to point your family to the necessity of Jesus Christ and his gospel.

 

Our nation has relegated the living God of the Bible to democratic parity in which all religions are considered equal. After all, this is now considered the American way. Christianity has given way to post-modern spirituality. Spirituality means that religion is whatever you want to make it to be. No one shall say that One God is better than another. This is now deemed to be unconstitutional! 

 

We have become like Israel in the time of the Judges. Each one does what is right in his own eyes. This is what our children are taught. This is now the American way. This is the mantra of our media. This is what is changing the Constitution into a blueprint for destruction.

 

If this is unsettling to you, pray for our leaders. Pray for new leaders of biblical character to emerge. But most importantly, speak to your children about God each moment of each day. Tell them  about who he is, what he has done, and what he has commanded. Do it when you rise up, when you walk along the way, when you eat and when you lie down. Be a faithful shepherd to the hearts of your children. 

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.