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God's Plan for Civil Government – Part 16 -
Did our Founding Fathers deliberately violate God's Word?

In January through April of 2012 I led a Bible Study on the Bible and Civil Government. It lasted 13 weeks. These lessons are being posted on a website (link below)

The Lessons were a bit long for people to read on facebook, so the lessons are being posted on facebook in shorter pieces.

Bible and Civil Government # 15 - A Biblical Covenant or Compact

Parts # 13 and # 14 you will see the thought process that prompted our independence. In this Part # 15, we will look at the Scripture that is the basis for a covenant or compact. It was the position of our Founding Fathers that the English Crown and Parliament had violated the original Charters.

Let’s look at the Scripture for a definition of a Biblical based compact (contract or covenant). Joshua 2:10-21

Verse  

King James Version

10

For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.

11

And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

12

Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:

13

And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.

14

And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.

15

Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.

16

And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way. 

17

And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.

18

Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.

19

And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.

20

And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

21

And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.

 

If either party does not uphold their end of the conditions agreed upon the other party is no longer obligated to uphold theirs. Does the Scripture say anything about covenants and kings? II Kings 11:17

Verse  

King James Version

17

And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD's people; between the king also and the people.

 

There are two covenants: 1) Between the Lord, king and people – that the people are still the Lord’s people – not the kings people. 2) Between the king and the people – note the Lord’s people.  II Samuel  5:3

Verse  

King James Version

3

So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel.

 

Next we will look at more Biblical Covenants

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