5,000 Year Leap

A video promo:  Principles of Freedom inspired by our Founding Fathers

The biblical basis for the 28 principles.

A key question this study raises is this: What is the difference between a Democracy and a Republic.  This article addresses this question: “An Important Distinction

The book can be found at Central’ Bookstore or at Amazon

You can download the book in audio format for FREE here.

There is a “liberal” rebuttal to this book that can be seen here.  It has some rough language and honestly I was surprised at the lack of credibility and professionalism with which it’s perspectives were presented.  I would have thought the liberal agenda would have tried a little harder to be convincing.

I like the Patriots Bible, but also keep in mind that some people take their patriotism to a level that Jesus never intended.  Below are three reviews of that Bible representing different perspectives on the Bible.

  1. conservative view suggesting America is God’s creation and favored nation.
  2. view similar to mine
  3. liberal Christian’s view suggesting this publication is too nationalistic.

An extreme view that promotes America as an exclusively Christian nations has been called Dominion or Liberation Theology  . This theology/perspective might be pictured like McNaughton’s painting.  While there is no doubt that God has done a very specific work in bringing America to it’s glory, it is too easy to become nationalistic and begin to unwittingly communicate to others that to be American is to be a Christian and vice versa.  I think my all time favorite book on the Christian perspectives of our fore fathers is: America’s God and Country: Encyclopedia of Quotations.  Another fascinating perspective regarding the Bible’s place in America’s formation is describe in James Turner Johnson’s book, “The Bible in American Law, Politics, and Political Rhetoric“.

Here are some good websites to help you in your research:

Some suggest a growing interest in the Constitution has been stirred by recent news of Islamic Sharia Law:
  • An affiliate of the Heritage Foundation suggests these are legitimate concerns:
  • A politically liberal rebuttal was posted by CBS News:
Leave a comment below if you plan to attend or want more information about the class!  Brother Dick Koffarnus and I (Doug Delp) will be team leading this video discussion session.  In a recent class on preaching I drafted a document that describes my views of preaching, politics and the pulpit.  This is a description of what I will and won’t do in the pulpit regarding issues that some may call political. (political issues & scripture)

SESSION #1

Answers to the quizzes - lesson 1 ANSWERS 5000 year leap

SESSION #2

Principle #1 Natural Law in Scripture -

 Principle #2 Virtue Brings Freedom -

Answers to the quizzes - lesson 2 ANSWERS 5000 year leap

SESSION #3

Principle #3 Virtuous People elect Virtuous Leaders -

  • Scriptures:

Principle #4 Religion and Government -Scriptures:

 Principle #5 – Created by God to be equally dependent and responsible -

  • Scriptures:

Principle #6 – All men are created equal-

  • Scriptures:

Answers to the quizzes session - lesson5 ANSWERS 5000 year leap Principles 5&6

 Principle #7  - Equal Rights, Not Equal Things

  • Scriptures:

Principle #8  - Unalienable Rights

Scriptures:

Answers to the quizzes – Session #6

 Principle #9  - To protect human rights, God has revealed a code of divine law.

  • Scriptures:

Principle #10 - The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.

Principle #11  - The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.

Scriptures:

Answers to the quizzes – Session #7

SESSION #8

Principle  #12  - The United States of America shall be a republic.

Principle #13  - A Constitution should protect the people from the frailties of their rulers.

Answers to the notes – Session #8

SESSION #9

 Principle #14  -Life and liberty are secure only so long as the rights of property are secure.  46 min. video

Principle #15 -The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy

Answers to the quizzes – Session #9

SESSION #10

 Principle #16  -The government should be separated into three branches.

Principle #17  -

Answers to the quizzes – Session #10

SESSION #11

 Principle #18 – The Need for  Written Constitution

Principle #19  - Limited Powers to Government

Answers to the quizzes – Session #11

SESSION #12

Principle #20  - Government efficiency for the majority, Consititution protection

Principle  -21  - Strong local self government

Principle #22  - Government by Law

Answers to the quizzes – Session #12

SESSION #13

Principle #23  - An Educated Electorate

Principle #24  - Peace through Strength

Answers to the quizzes – Session #13

SESSION #14

Principle #25  - Avoid Entangling Alliances

  • Notes -
  • Scriptures:

Principle #26  - Protecting the Role of the Family

  • Notes -
  • Scriptures:

Answers to the quizzes – Session #14

SESSION #15

Principle #27  - Avoid the Burden of Debt

Principle #28  - The U.S. May Inspire the World

Answers to the quizzes – Session #13

One Response to 5,000 Year Leap

  1. Ted richardson says:

    Dont know why i have not subscribed before.

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