Towards a Renewed Mind - Romans 12:2

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

Welcome to my website.  This website is dedicated to two things that are very important to me:

(1) Teaching and training the Christian Worldview and
(2) Enlightening American citizens to the "manual" for our government, the United States Constitution and the founders view of limited government.

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It is important to remember that there is a Biblical and an unbiblical way to think about any issue.  The Bible either speaks specifically or principally to every area of life.

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Something to ponder:

Our founders created a system of civil government unlike any other of it's day. They created a system whereby man would be under law rather then law under men. This principle was expounded upon by the great Church reformer Samuel Rutherford in the mid 1600s in his work "Lex Rex", Latin for Law is King rather than the prevailing political philosophy of the day, Rex Lex, or King is Law. The founders understood the Biblical principle of the Depravity of Man and adopted this system to set law above men. Therefore, in the United States of America, the ultimate governing authority (Romans 13) is not a man, but rather the United States Constitution.


So, if the United States Constitution is the highest law of the land and Romans 13 tells the Christian that he/she must obey the "governing authorities"....how can the Christian in our nation obey the command in Romans 13 without having an understanding of the United States Constitution?


Who was George Nicholas?
 
How did we get to the point where so few understand our how our government is supposed to function under the United States Constitution? To answer that we need to go back to the summer of 1788 in Richmond, Virginia.

The setting was Virginia's Ratification Convention for the new United States Constitution. The elected delegates from all over the commonwealth had assembled to determine whether or not Virginia would ratify the new Federal Constitution. The list of delegates is legendary, men like Patrick Henry, James Madison, John Marshall, George Mason, and James Monroe, I could go on and on…a virtual who’s who of framers and founders. Heated debate was the order of the day. On one hand the Federalists were pushing the new Constitution due to the utter failure of the Articles of Confederation, the fledgling nations first set of bylaws. On the other hand were Anti Federalists, men who feared an all too powerful central government. After much heated debate, which in one instance almost produced a duel…a man little known to us today, a man by the name of George Nicholas rose to his feet to address the raucous assembly.

George Nicholas's comment that sweltering day in June was simple but contained a profound message that rings powerful 225 years later… a message we need to hear loud and clear today. His statement…“An enlightened people will never suffer what was established for their security to be perverted to an act of tyranny.” Do you see the operative word in Mr. Nicholas’s statement? He said “an enlightened people”. The premise of Mr. Nicholas statement was absolutely correct...that is, if we had an enlightened citizenry. An enlightened citizenry would be needed to safeguard the Constitution against men that would ignore it, or pervert it. Today we have a completely unenlightened citizenry; therefore many of our elected leaders...not only the President...but many in the congress and the judiciary blatantly ignore the Rule of Law in carrying out the duties of their office.  Ultimately we bear the responsibility for permitting them to do this without holding them accountable.  But how can an unenlightened citizenry hold anyone accountable?

The answer lies in our first realizing that most of us today have not been taught the basics of the manual for our government, the United States Constitution. This is my passion, you will find on this site all of the sessions to a 12 week course I taught during the summer/fall of 2012. I have placed them on this site so that you can take this course free of charge and begin to learn how our government is supposed to work under the Constitution. Each session is approximately one hour in length and they can be watched at your own leisure. I encourage you to watch them all and pass on this website to all your friends.

Secondly I encourage you to let folks know about me and my passion for our citizenry to become "enlightened" to the operating manual for our government. I am more than willing to come and teach this course to large or small groups in churches or other venues. Please use the "Contact" page to get in touch with me.

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