I find that I can change the way I feel simply by changing the way I think on certain issues.  For example:


In the Truth Project video series, I have identified the source of madness that affects everything today . . .


http://www.thetruthproject.org/about/faqs

http://www.youtube.com/user/TruthProject/videos


Particularly in Lesson 10 . . . The American Experiment: Stepping Stones (part of it from the study guide is below)


Summary:  They went from teaching Blackstone (moral and virtue based law, based on the Bible, from the founding of America) to an "evolutionary" form of law (based on Darwin, after Origin of the Species came out in 1859).  Other events have been included in the timeline below:


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1382 . . . John Wycliffe completes his translation of the Bible from the Vulgate into English . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wycliffe

. . . Reformation Overview Wycliffe 1a . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6gJnGdlJkE&feature=share&list=PL6C307EABF26BC10A

. . . People have the right to read God's Word, and interpret it for themselves.  The church abuses this power . . . http://history-world.org/reformation.htm


1413 . . . John Hus . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Hus

. . . Reformation Overview John Hus 2a . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW_PGyoIb6Q&feature=share&list=PL6C307EABF26BC10A

. . . Taught that Christ, not the Pope, is the head of the church, and that the Bible is final authority in matters of doctrine


1517 . . . Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses on the door of All Saints' Church in Wittenberg . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_luther#The_start_of_the_Reformation

. . . Reformation Overview Luther 3a . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naGJ5T-gkT8&feature=share&list=PL6C307EABF26BC10A

. . . Martin Luther (1953) . . . 29:50 The Just shall live by Faith alone . . . http://youtu.be/TEg02quz81Y

. . . Luther - The Movie (2003) - YouTube . . . http://youtu.be/XwpbvUs_iAM


1522 . . . The Anabaptists . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabaptist#Switzerland

. . . Reformation Overview The Anabaptists 5a . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOkpYVi6zHw&feature=share&list=PL6C307EABF26BC10A

. . . The Radicals (1990) . . . http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189038/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

. . . The Radical Reformation, or Anabaptists - Provided concepts to the modern world such as separation of church and state, religious toleration, and non-violence. Anabaptist descendents today:  the Mennonites, the Hutterites, the Amish, the Bretheren Christ, the Free Church Movements


1526 . . . William Tyndale . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale#Impact_on_the_English_language

. . . Reformation Overview Tyndale 6a . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTx1yEZzVEQ&feature=share&list=PL6C307EABF26BC10A

. . . Smuggled the Bible in English, this put him on the Most Wanted list

. . . God's Outlaw (1986) . . . http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091126/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


1531 . . . Huldrych Zwingli . . . There is no consensus on the definition of "Zwinglianism"; by any definition, Zwinglianism evolved under his successor, Heinrich Bullinger . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huldrych_Zwingli#Legacy

1559 . . . John Calvin . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_calvin#Theology

. . . Reformation Overview Zwingli and Calvin 4a . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2oFvEUfXE&feature=share&list=PL6C307EABF26BC10A

. . . Zwingli could not find in scripture:  indulgences, purgatory, the position of Mary, the sacrifice of the Mass (spiritual, not physical presence)

. . . Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism . . . https://store.nicenecouncil.com/amazing-grace-the-history-theology-of-calvinism-dvd/

. . . Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism . . . http://youtu.be/G16RoqupFUY


1517 - 1750 . . . Protestant Reformation . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestant_Reformation


1620 . . . Pilgrims travel to America aboard the Mayflower - Plymouth, England to the tip of Cape Cod (September 6, 1620 - November 9, 1620 ... about 65 days) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilgrims_(Plymouth_Colony)#Voyage


1650 - 1800 . . . Age of Enlightenment . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Enlightenment

. . . Heaven, Hell, and Miracles defined away during the Higher Criticism - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Higher_criticism

. . . Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment . . . http://amzn.com/0310240417

. . . Grasping For The Wind - Humanity's Search for Meaning . . . http://amzn.com/B0006U5URW


1690 . . . American Colonies used The New England Primer - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_England_Primer

1760 - 1840 . . . Industrial Revolution . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Industrial_Revolution

1773 . . . Origin of The Grand Orient (France), the most virulent, anti-Christian form of Masonry that exists in the world today . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Orient_de_France

1775 - 1783 . . . American Revolution . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Revolution


1776 . . . Origin of the Illuminati . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminati

1789 - 1799 . . . French Revolution . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution


1791 . . . United States Bill of Rights (December 15, 1791) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bill_of_Rights

. . . "Be ye holy; for I am holy" 1 Pe 1:16 . . . "If you love me, you will keep my commandments" Jn 14:15


1848 . . . First publication of the The Communist Manifesto [destroy freedom and capitalism] . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Communist_Manifesto

. . . For the Left, There Are No Sacred Texts - Dennis Prager - Townhall Conservative . . . http://townhall.com/columnists/DennisPrager/2011/01/11/for_the_left,_there_are_no_sacred_texts/page/full/

. . . Mistakes Christians make when dialoguing with atheists . . . http://carm.org/mistakes-christians-make-when-dialoguing-atheists

 

. . . "Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them." Ro 1:28-32


1859 . . . First publication of "On the Origin of Species" [man is an animal] . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_the_Species

1875 . . . Origin of the Theosophical Society . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophical_Society


1879 . . . In Psychiatry, man is redefined: Wilhlelm Wundt said that man is an animal, with no soul, to be trained, he is not a thinker, but a soulless organism - based on what Nietzsche said, that God is dead . . . Behaviorists said all children are animals . . . Skinner isolated his daughter in a box, like the one he used on rats [Chapter 3] . . . http://www.cchr.org/videos/psychiatry-an-industry-of-death-1.html


1883 . . . Nietzsche proclaims that "God is dead" . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_is_dead

. . . Human Nature Abhors a Vacuum, Too [what creeps in?  the occult, false gods, and demons] . . . http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/200903/human-nature-abhors-vacuum-too


1884 . . . Origin of the Fabian Society . . . The Fabian Society Exposed - YouTube . . . http://youtu.be/Fc-OxtJYJ9g


1913 . . . Creation of the Federal Reserve System . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_reserve

. . . America - Mortally Wounded (1776 - 1913) . . . http://www.deesillustration.com/artwork.asp?item=526&cat=satire

. . . Lenin said that the establishment of a central bank was ninety percent of communizing a country . . . http://www.thehiddenevil.com/fed.asp

. . . Woodrow Wilson - Misattributed - "Sorry For Creating The Federal Reserve System" . . . http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Woodrow_Wilson#Misattributed

. . . Q: What about congress? A: It's perfectly clear that they serve financial interests & not the people. If they ever decided to abolish the Federal Reserve, remove America from the UN, & kick all members of Think Tanks & secret societies (who have taken an oath to serve themselves & not their country) out of positions of political influence, then, maybe, they could be trusted. But that won't happen. Your congress & politicians have made their decisions known . . . http://www.thehiddenevil.com/faq.asp


1914 - 1918 . . . WWI . . . Jul 28, 1914 - Nov 11, 1918 (4.3 years) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I


1920 - 1946 . . . League of Nations . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Peace_Conference,_1919


1923 . . . Origin of the Frankfurt School [communist subversives, slowly create a situation that rots the American people from within] . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankfurt_school

. . . The Frankfurt School: Conspiracy to corrupt . . . http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2216734/posts

. . . 1. The creation of racism offences, 2. Continual change to create confusion, 3. The teaching of sex and homosexuality to children, 4. The undermining of schools' and teachers' authority, 5. Huge immigration to destroy identity, 6. The promotion of excessive drinking, 7. Emptying of churches, 8. An unreliable legal system with bias against victims of crime, 9. Dependency on the state or state benefits, 10. Control and dumbing down of media, 11. Encouraging the breakdown of the family - easy divorce, destroy the concept of the Father, Mother, and baby, 12. Easy access to porn and drugs


1925 . . . Scopes Monkey Trial - further degrades the authority of the church . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scopes_Monkey_Trial


1930 - 1940 . . . Great Depression . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_depression

1933 . . . Roosevelt's New Deal - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Deal


1935 Gramsci's Grand Plan (How to subvert Christianity) . . . http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/15545-gramscis-grand-plan

. . . Gramsci's Prison Notebooks (1971) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison_Notebooks


1939 - 1945 . . . WWII . . . Sep 1, 1939 - Sep 2, 1945 (6 years, 1 day) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wwii


1945 . . . Origin of the United Nations . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations

. . . At 1:12, check out the Per Krogh's Luciferian "Phoenix Rising" mural in the U.N. Security Council Chamber . . . http://youtu.be/_aApUDd5iPA

. . . The UN Security Council - Luciferian Mural . . . http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/untour/subsec.htm


1950 - 1953 . . . Korean War (3 years, 1 month and 2 days) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_war

1955 - 1975 . . . Vietnam War (19 years, 5 months, 4 weeks and 1 day) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War


1961 . . . President Eisenhower's Farewell Address (1/17/61) - Beware the military-industrial complex . . . http://youtu.be/t-IsdXHMqxk

1962 - 1963 . . . Prayer and Bible reading taken out of the Public Schools / Madalyn Murray O'Hair . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O'Hair

1964 . . . Johnson's Great Society - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_society

1966 . . . Origin of the Cloward-Piven strategy [communist subversives, overload the U.S. public welfare system to precipitate crisis] . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloward_Piven


1972 . . . Outsourcing of jobs to China begins - Nixon visit . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Nixon_visit_to_China

. . . The Outsourcing Institute . . . http://www.outsourcing.com/ 

. . . Global Envision . . . http://www.globalenvision.org/


1973 . . . Roe v. Wade - Legalized Abortion - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

. . . Number of Abortions in US and Worldwide since 1973 . . . http://www.numberofabortions.com/


1976 . . . The U.S. monetary system goes off the gold standard - In October 1976, the government officially changed the definition of the dollar; references to gold were removed from statute. From this point, the monetary system was made of pure fiat money . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard#The_United_States_and_the_Post-war_international_gold-dollar_standard


1990 . . . Saudi Arabia. Launch of Operation Desert Shield (8/9/90) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War#Operation_Desert_Shield

1991 . . . Iraq and Kuwait. Launch of Operation Desert Storm (1/16/91) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Desert_Storm

1992 - 2003 . . . Iraq. Declaration of "no-fly zones" over the majority of sovereign Iraqi airspace . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_no-fly_zones

1992 . . . Agenda 21 - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agenda_21

1993 - 1995 . . . Bosnia. Launch of Operation Deny Flight (4/12/93) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deny_Flight

1994 . . . NAFTA - North American Free Trade Agreement . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Free_Trade_Agreement

1995 . . . Bosnia. Launch of Operation Deliberate Force (8/30/95) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deliberate_Force

1995 . . . The Murder of Madalyn Murray O'Hair (9/29/95) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madalyn_Murray_O'Hair#Murder

1999 . . . Serbia. Launch of Operation Allied Force (3/24/99) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Allied_Force


2001 . . . September 11 attacks (9/11/01) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_11_attacks

2001 . . . Afghanistan. Launch of Operation Enduring Freedom (10/7/01) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Enduring_Freedom

2001 . . . Patriot Act (10/26/01) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriot_Act

2002 . . . Both houses of Congress vote to give the President the power to declare war (10/16/02) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_for_Use_of_Military_Force_Against_Iraq_Resolution_of_2002

2002 . . . U.S. Department of Homeland Security (11/25/02) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Department_of_Homeland_Security

2003 - 2011 . . . Iraq. Launch of Operation Iraqi Freedom (3/20/03) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Iraqi_Freedom


2003 . . . Invalidation of all Sodomy laws (6/26/03) . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodomy_laws_in_the_United_States

2004 - present . . . Pakistan. Drone attacks . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in_Pakistan

2004 . . . CAFTA-DR - Dominican Republic–Central America Free Trade Agreement . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAFTA

2005 . . . Public display of The 10 Commandments ok, only if it's made equal to the Secular . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Establishment_Clause#Religious_displays


2010 . . . FBI encourages broader interpretation of "public safety-related" non-use of Miranda . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_warning#Public_safety_exception

2010 . . . Obamacare - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Wikipedia . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obamacare

. . . Violation of the Commerce Clause . . . Top Ten Reasons ObamaCare is Unconstitutional . . . http://garrett.house.gov/top-ten-reasons-obamacare-unconstitutional


2010 - 2011 . . . Iraq. Launch of Operation New Dawn (2/17/10) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War#2010:_U.S._drawdown_and_Operation_New_Dawn

2011 . . . Libya. Launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn (3/19/11) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Odyssey_Dawn

2011 . . . Pakistan. Launch of Operation Neptune Spear. Osama Bin Laden is killed (5/2/11) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Neptune_Spear#Operation_Neptune_Spear

2011 . . . Somalia. Drone strikes on al-Shabab militants . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Shabaab_(militant_group)

2011 . . . Uganda. US Combat troops sent in as advisers to Uganda . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Kony#United_States

2012 . . . Jordan. 150 US troops deployed to Jordan . . . http://nsnbc.me/2012/12/28/the-dynamics-of-the-crisis-in-syria-conflict-versus-conflict-resolution-part-5/

2012 . . . Turkey. 400 troops and two batteries of Patriot missiles sent to Turkey . . . http://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-send-missiles-400-troops-turkey-093600827.html

2012 . . . Chad. 50 U.S. troops have deployed to the African country of Chad . . . http://news.yahoo.com/us-troops-sent-aid-african-diplomat-evacuation-061047492--politics.html


2012 . . . SCYTL of Spain - Is this how foreign company infiltrated D.C. elections? . . . http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/is-this-how-foreign-company-infiltrated-d-c-elections/ 

. . . Black Box Voting - America's Elections Watchdog Group . . . http://www.blackboxvoting.org/


2013 . . . Mali. US forces assisted the French in Operation Serval (1/11/13) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Serval

2013 . . . Somalia. US Air Force planes supported the French in the Bulo Marer hostage rescue attempt (1/11/13) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulo_Marer_hostage_rescue_attempt

2013 . . . North Korea crisis (1/24/13) . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea_crisis


2013 . . . Violation of Posse Comitatus . . . http://gospeltracts.tripod.com/posse-comitatus.html

2013 . . . Critics say Supreme Court’s Prop 8 ruling takes power from voters, gives it to state officials (6/30/13) . . . http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/30/critics-say-supreme-courts-proposition-8-ruling-ta/?page=all


2013 . . . The cultural battle is for two men to marry, transgenders to use the women's bathroom, and late term abortion . . . The anti-Christ will probably be a homosexual.

. . . America was founded on Christian principles, but has long since been secularized.  It's no longer a Christian nation, but still has some Christians living in it.

. . . America is the new Roman Empire.  See the "Why We Fight" video link, and notes, at the bottom of this page . . . http://gospeltracts.tripod.com/us-military-operations.html


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At issue, two ideas:

Man is an animal vs. Man is created in the image of God


Today, "Man is an animal" dominates the mentality of most people


The Christian view:  Satan makes man into a monkey


Conclusion:  Man is not an animal.  The Bible says we were created in the image of God, and we're very special to Him.  He loves us very much.


What is Christian Anthropology? . . . http://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-Anthropology.html


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Lesson 10 . . . The American Experiment: Stepping Stones

Pages 38-39 of the leader's guide (available online):


. . . We begin by establishing the biblical character of that worldview. The New England Primer, the second best-selling book (after the Bible) of the colonial era, provides an intriguing window into the attitudes of early Americans. In particular, it reveals an outlook and a way of life powerfully shaped by the teachings of Scripture. The pervasiveness of this outlook is further demonstrated in statements made by America’s early political leaders, legal and social architects, and educational pioneers—people like Benjamin Rush, George Washing-ton, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Charles Carroll, Noah Webster, and the founders of Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia Universities. In spite of the fact that not all of them were practicing Christians, these luminaries agreed with President John Adams that the success of America’s republican form of government would prove directly dependent upon the virtue and morality of her people, and that virtue and morality are necessarily founded upon religion—by which all meant the Christian religion. These early thinkers were convinced that the state must be held accountable to the authority of a higher ethical and spiritual standard—the “Natural Law” or the “Law of Nature’s God”—if the human rights abuses they had observed in Europe and throughout history were to be avoided on this continent.


Tragically, however, America is quickly turning away from these principles. It is hard to put a finger on the exact reasons, but one clear element came as Darwinian evolutionary theory made its influence felt in the field of law. In 1869, Harvard Law School Dean Christopher Langdell advanced the view that law is based not upon the transcendent standard of “Nature’s God,” but rather upon a fluid and constantly mutating body of “doctrine,” a set of purely human ideas that inevitably change “by slow degrees.” In other words, law and ethics, like biological species, are continually “evolving.” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes expanded on this theme by declaring that the law is “simply an embodiment of the ends and purposes of a society at a given point in its history,” thus effectively granting to the state the power to establish society’s ethical norms. John Dewey implemented these ideas in the realm of public education. “There is no God,” said Dewey (nicknamed “The Architect of Modern Education”), “and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional religion.”


. . . There is nothing to be gained, says Dr. Tackett, by casting blame on non-Christians (this is the third ground rule for our study). [First, we will not seek to deify America; and second, we will not seek to deify the Founding Fathers.] . . . This last point should be kept in mind throughout the entire discussion. From beginning to end, Dr. Tackett seeks to communicate the thought that the American Experiment makes sense only when understood as the brainchild of Christians who operated on the basis of a biblical worldview. Just as the experiment was instigated by believers, so it must be carried on by believers—Christians who care deeply and passionately about their country—if it is to survive and continue to succeed.


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Study Guide can be found here  . . . http://www.thetruthproject.org/downloads


If you don't have a lot of time, Part 4 gets to the point


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Truth Project lesson 10 Part 2 - YouTube . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI6XakgwrBU&feature=share&list=PLC00E5BD5CA6867C6


9:15 What was the second best selling book in the American colonies? The New England Primer (all Bible based)


12:52 The rise of John Dewey (there are no moral absolutes)


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Truth Project lesson 10 Part 3 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF45_Jxp9Oc&feature=share&list=PLC00E5BD5CA6867C6


5:08 Mural of the arrival of Christopher Columbus - Christopher believed that  providentially he had been given the name "Christ - opher," which means "one who bears Christ"


7:22 The transitional moment - Washingtons' Farewell address - "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensible supports . . ."


9:15 John Adams, second president of the U.S., ". . . it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand."


9:30 Benjamin Rush, "The only foundation for ... a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments."


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Truth Project lesson 10 Part 4 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psvHU4u5ha8&feature=share&list=PLC00E5BD5CA6867C6


00:09 Benjamin Franklin, "... only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.  As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."


02:10 Noah Webster, "... All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible."


4:28 Daniel Webster, "To preserve the government we must also preserve morals.  Morality rests on religion; if you destroy the foundation, the superstructure must fall. When the public mind becomes vitiated and corrupt, laws are a nullity and constitutions are waste paper."


4:51 When we throw God out, all our laws and Constitutions become waste paper, we can make them say whatever we want.


5:27 Romans 13, What was the purpose of the Civil Magistrate?  1.) Punish evil, 2.) Condone good ... The Civil Authority must know the basis for calling something good or evil.  If that basis is not external to himself and transcendent, he will be the sole determiner of what is right and what is wrong, and the one who bears the sword, who also bears the right to determine what is right and what is wrong, will soon begin to see that what is right, is what is best, for the one who bears the sword.


6:25 "... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights ..." In other words, the rights of man do not come from the State.  If the rights come from the State, then the State will yank them back when it wants to.  Our rights come from the Creator, and no king, no agent, can remove them.


* * * 8:10 William Blackstone


* * * 10:07 James Wilson


* * * 10:36 What happened?  Let's look at the evolution of law in America . . . 1859 ... first publication of "Origin of the Species" ... Blackstone was thrown out - it went from moral and virtue based law, to case law - that it's a living thing with a history - the State is now in charge of determining what's right and wrong


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Truth Project lesson 10 Part 5 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV2FLaU87Aw&feature=share&list=PLC00E5BD5CA6867C6


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Truth Project lesson 10 Part 6 . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FWc_PaUKqE&feature=share&list=PLC00E5BD5CA6867C6

 

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