The source of law for any culture is always the god of that culture. The culture of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika, if such a thing can be defined, is most closely associated with something the sociologists used to called secular humanism. Secular humanism distinguishes itself from other forms of social construction by virtue of the fact that it rejects biblical Christianity and replaces it with a religious belief in the natural goodness of men. It is obvious that those two views of the world cannot coexist. Biblical religion declares that man is sinful, with no redeeming characteristics whatsoever and incapable of doing a single good deed. Secular humanism declares that man is the measure of all things despite the fact that he will occasionally do something others might find morally objectionable. Secular humanism and democracy go hand in hand. When men are basically good it necessarily follows that the majority decisions of those men must be morally good as well.
Throughout most of the history of what is commonly called western civilization it was recognized that biblical law was the superior means by which to order a society. Biblical law is exactly what it sounds like. There are a little over 600 laws in the Bible. Those laws, which include moral commandments, civil case laws and ceremonies that are no longer practiced, are sufficient to order a society perfectly. Everything that a judicial branch of government needs to decide every case that comes before it can be found in the morally perfect and all sufficient Law of God. That being the case, why do men not wholeheartedly adopt the Law of God as their legal standard? The answer to that question is simple. Men, by their very nature, hate God with a passion. Remember that little doctrine called original sin? It is no less true today than it was right after Adam consumed the forbidden fruit. Since men hate God passionately they also hate His law passionately.
King David was a man described as being after the very heart of God Himself. David had a very high esteem for the Law of God. He once wrote this about God's perfect law, "The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, by them Thy servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward." Who today believes that keeping the moral and civil law of God is sweeter than honey? Who today believes that men are rewarded when they observe the moral and civil law of God? Sadly, even those Christians who profess to be believers in the Bible have long since abandoned their belief in the moral necessity to obey the Law of God. Evangelicals are, almost without exception, defenders of the aberrant doctrine of antinomianism wherein the Law of God is declared to be without value or application to the life of the modern day believer.
Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, gave His opinion about the Law of God as it was then found in the Old Testament. He said, "Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass away from the Law..." The last time I checked heaven and earth had not yet passed away. It follows from that rather obvious observation that the Law of God still applies to our lives today. Amazingly Evangelicals read that passage from the book of Matthew and conclude that since Jesus perfectly fulfilled the Law of God the Law of God is abolished, in direct and stark contrast to what Jesus had just said. Evangelicals are not known for their powerful logical abilities nor for their exegetical skills.
The Constitution of the United States of America, in a successful attempt to strip the morally perfect and all sufficient Law of God from the civil arena, declared that the first branch of government shall be the legislative and that branch of government shall be charged with creating a body of law by which the citizens of this land can live together in complete and total disregard for the moral and civil restrictions of the Law of God found in the Bible. From the moment the first God-hating legislative body was convened there has been a war against the Law of God. God-hating men believe they can create a morally superior body of law and what we have seen since then is a perfect example of how blind God-hating men can be. Let's consider some examples, shall we?
I read this story in the newspaper yesterday and it is what motivated this blog post today, "A 34 year old Louisiana man accused of stuffing $31 worth of candy bars into his pockets faces a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison....Orleans Parish prosecutors chose to charge Jacobia Grims under a statue that boosts the alleged candy theft to a felony." Mr. Grims had stolen some items prior to stealing the candy bars. The government prosecutors wanted to make an example of him despite the fact the grand total of all items previously stolen came to less than $500. They are charging him under their "multiple offenses" statute. Biblical law would have required him to make restitution to the person he stole from, as well as include some multiple of the amount stolen depending upon what was taken. The law as created by the secular humanists will likely send him to prison for life.
James Holmes murdered 24 people in a theater in Aurora, Colorado several years ago. There was no doubt about the facts of the case. He walked into a theater with several weapons and opened fire upon the people who were sitting there. When the shooting was done 24 people were dead and Holmes walked out the front door into the arms of the police, who had done a fine job constructing a perimeter around the building. After several years of legal maneuverings and several million dollars of taxpayer money wasted Holmes was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Under biblical law the taxpayers would have been out a couple of thousand dollars at the most and Holmes would have been publicly executed within the week after his murderous rampage.
The ruling powers in Colorado declared that marijuana is no longer an illegal substance subject to criminal prosecution provided, of course, all marijuana businesses are conducted under the auspices of the state government. If I attempt to grow and sell marijuana without a state issued license I can still be arrested and imprisoned for life. But if I first obtain a state government permit I am free to do whatever I want with my marijuana. People who bought and sold marijuana the day before it became legal are still in jail while their counterparts who now buy and sell marijuana for the state government are walking about as free men. The state of Nebraska brought suit against Colorado in the Supreme Court of Jokers of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika and the Jokers decided that Nebraska had no standing to attempt to use the coercive power of the federal government to re-criminalize marijuana operations in Colorado. What a joke it all is. It is so simple under the Law of God. Under biblical law each person is free to ingest anything he wishes to ingest. Ingestion is not the crime. It is what the person does while under the influence of what he ingested that is.
The average prison sentence served for first degree murder in this immoral land is between 20 and 25 years. "Aggravating factors," such as whether the person killed worked for the government, can increase the length of the sentence. Biblical law is blind. The sentence for murder is death. Biblical law does not value the life of a government employee more than the most lowly commoner on the street.
Adultery is a victimless crime in the SDA. Since it is a state subsidized activity there is a lot of it going on around us. Biblical law declares adultery to be a capital offense. How likely do you think people would be to violate their marriage vows and commit adultery if they knew they would be executed for their behavior?
Man made law is horrific. It destroys justice and ruins lives. It punishes minor infractions abusively and allows capital offenses to go unpunished. It is subject to constant change, thus making it utterly unpredictable to obey and immoral to enforce. When something is good one day and bad the next, what does that say about the system of law under which we live? When the same action is punished by a fine of $100 in one state and life in prison in another state, what does that tell you about the criminal justice system that is imposed upon us? Still, men prefer the law of the land to the Law of God. The inherent hatred for God and His law found in all men is impossible to overcome. The end result is we all are forced to live under the legal restrictions of a grossly immoral system. Have no fear however. God will not be mocked. When the final judgment comes He will judge all men by the Law that He has already given to us. Nobody will have an excuse for why he made the stupid and immoral decision to reject His law as He enforces it upon us all.