Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Constitution is not a Sacred Text

We are witnessing a serious conflict among evangelicals. Forty years ago people fought "the battle of the Bible." Now it seems they are fighting "the battle of the Constitution."

Dennis Prager, writes in the Patriot Post,
we must to treat the Constitution as sacred text. Because the bottom line is this: If it is not regarded as sacred, it is nothing more than what anyone believes about any social issue. Which is precisely what the left wants it to be -- providing, of course, that the "anyone" is a liberal.
Though many might claim so, I do not believe the Constitution is a sacred text. It is an important text, perhaps even a timeless text, but it is not God-breathed. It is not able to make anyone wise for salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. (2 Tim. 3:15-17)  It is not eternal. (John 1:1-5)

Moreover, God's word doesn't need anything additional:

"Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the LORD your God that I give you." Deuteronomy 4:2

"See that you do all I command you; do not add to it or take away from it." Deuteronomy 12:32

"....As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse! " Galatians 1:9

(Paul, chewing out the Corinthians) "For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you may well put up with it!" 2 Corinthians 11:4
"Every word of God is flawless;
   he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
  Do not add to his words,    or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar."  Proverbs 30:5-6

"I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If any one of you adds anything to them, God will add to you the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if any one of you takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from you your share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll." Revelation 22:18-19

You can't have two sacred texts: the Bible and the Constitution. The Bible forbids it!  So choose this day which you will follow.  For me, the only sacred text is God's word as revealed in the Old and New Testaments.  Does that make me a "liberal" "leftist?" Of course, you're free to choose another sacred text(s)  or the Bible plus something else as your sacred texts. Just don't present  yourself as a faithful Jew or Christian.

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