by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© April 2019, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
The Bible as a guide means using the Bible to guide many aspects of society. These include education, the justice system, child-raising, marriage, work laws, and the health care system – just to name a few areas. The Bible is also a book about history, geography, government and social science. Most important, perhaps, it is a wonderful guide to learn ethics and moral behavior.
The Bible can be used to help physicians treat people with dignity and respect, no matter who they are. Attorneys can use the Bible to guide their understanding of justice. Parents should use the Bible to raise their children with good values.
Statesmen, politicians, businessmen, merchants, teachers and many others can also use the Bible to guide their thinking and their behavior.
THE BASIS FOR WESTERN CIVILIZATION
In fact, the Bible is the basis for Western civilization. Some will disagree, but if you study the matter, this is clearly the truth.
For example, the system of laws that developed in Great Britain over the past 1000 years or so - the British common law - is based on the Bible! America adopted this legal system when it was founded in 1776.
If American Supreme Court justices were properly educated, they would have known in 1973 during the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Case that abortion is not “a privacy right”. It goes directly against the Bible, which is the basis for the American legal system!
More recently, they would also have known that marriage is only between a man and woman. Homosexuality is called an abomination in the Bible and homosexual marriage has no place in America’s Biblically-based society. For details, read Homosexuality and Homosexual Marriage on this website. Sadly, our attorneys and judges are not well-educated today.
RELIGION IN AMERICA
When settlers and later immigrants came to America, they found a nation where, unlike Europe, people are allowed to worship freely as long as they do not want to interfere with the worship practices of others. In fact, forcing one’s religion on others is prohibited in the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights.
This is the problem with Islam in America. This religion teaches that other religions are blasphemy against Allah and should not be allowed. They also allow and practice rape and “honor killing”, which means to kill anyone who leaves the Islamic religion. They want to destroy Christianity and Judaism. For this reason, this religion does not belong in America. The media does not tell the truth about this important situation.
EARLY CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA
Almost all the early settlers of America came there to get away from religious persecution and to practice their Christian religion freely. Our secular public schools do not teach this important truth.
Most of the early American settlers and immigrants were devoutly religious, something that is also not taught in our schools today. They viewed America as “the new Jerusalem” and so named it. For proof and documentation, go to http://www.wallbuilders.com.
Among the largest Christian religious denominations were Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Protestants, Anglicans, Baptists, Mennonites, and Charismatics. A small number of the early Americans were Jewish. ALL of them loved the Bible!
They wanted to guide their lives and run their society according to Biblical teachings. This fact should also be taught in our schools.
As a result, American society was shaped by the Bible in many ways, and continues to be, even if this is not acknowledged today. Values such as truth, honesty, not stealing, and loving and caring for all, come from the Bible. This also needs to be taught in schools today.
THE NEW AGE
However, in the past 100 years or so, the truth of the Bible has been questioned like never before, in both America and Europe. Secular teachings such as socialism, communism and liberalism are called progressive and modern.
Like rebellious teenagers, people are embracing the opposite of the Biblical teachings in many areas of life. The Bible is deemed outdated and old-fashioned. Liberals call it “a dusty old book”.
These people have taken power in America. As a result, abortion on demand and homosexuality have become the law in America.
Lawlessness has also set in. For example, as of this copyright date, marijuana is illegal in America at the national level. However, the national government is not enforcing this law. People are being fooled into thinking marijuana is a cure-all, which is not true at all. It is a toxic drug that does not cure anything.
The American government is also not enforcing the immigration laws. Insane things are going on, such as “sanctuary cities”. These are cities in which the local government does not round up and deport rapists and murderers if they are illegal immigrants. This lawlessness is a mark of our modern times.
Some people go so far as to call the Bible homophobic, bigoted, sexist, racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, misanthropic (woman-hating), narrow-minded, and cruel (circumcision). This is a common theme on television today.
Some of this movement has to do with nations becoming more prosperous. People who are well off come to believe that they don’t need God in their life as long as they have a car, a television, a refrigerator, a computer and other gadgets.
In summary, there has been a takeover of the public education system, the justice system and other key areas of society by the secular world socialists, who represent what are called the Rogues on this website. This has been done quietly, at first, but now it is becoming apparent to many people.
WILL PEOPLE RETURN TO THE BIBLE TEACHINGS?
Fortunately, secular methods of education, government and health care are not working well in America and around the world. More and more people are returning to the Bible for guidance.
For example, the evangelical Christian movement is growing fast. It is largest in America, but is also growing in South America and even in unusual places such as Communist China. Through television broadcasts and other outreach efforts, the Biblical message of hope, love and healing is spreading around the world.
More and more people realize that they have a wonderful guide as to how to organize society, and they only need consult it.