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“The Lord knows the thoughts of man; he knows that they are futile.” -Psalm 93:11

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"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

It is written: “We [Christians] do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.  No we speak of God’s secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.  None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the LORD of glory.  Unlock the Doors to the Kingdom of Heaven.However, as it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him’- but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.  The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.  For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him?  In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:6-11; Isaiah 64:4

 How did the Christian faith get so complicated when Jesus is so simple? It is written: "[Jesus:] Truly, I say to you, unless you repent (change, turn about) and become like little children [trusting, lowly, loving, forgiving] you can never enter the kingdom of heaven at all." -Matthew 18:3 Amplified Bible

 

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Excerpts from: The Capitol, 85th Congress, 2D Session, House Document No. 412

 “This book is aimed at once to enlighten and exalt at least some part of the more than 5,000,000 people from all over the world who annually come to the Capital of the United States. ... Of some 345,000 copies distributed, 40,000 were sold...” –Frank Ikard

Page 3:  This Nation Under God  A Congressman and His Maker

[The Prayer Room:] "Behind (George) Washington a prayer is etched: 'Preserve me, O God, for in thee do I put my trust.' -the 1st verse of the 16th Psalm. ... Mortised into the (stain glassed) window is Holy Writ.  Beside it is a candle with the words from the 105th verse of the 119th Psalm: 'Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.'  The stained glass window, the reverent elicitation of history, the open massive Bible, the lighting- all give the comparatively small prayer room a hushed and secluded note of withdrawal and tranquility.  Here problems of local, national and world significance may be meditated upon by Members of Congress seeking divine guidance."

Law Givers Who Advanced Man's March to Freedom  (Pages 74-76)

Hammurabi, the Babylonian King and lawgiver. More than seventeen hundred years before Christ—according to the latest chronology—he gave to his and to mankind, the code of laws that bears his name. Historically one of the first four lawgivers known to civilization, he ruled his people justly.—“that the strong shall not oppress the weak”—and through law gave his people contentment and prosperity.

 Moses , the Hebrew lawgiver and prophet, thundered the 10 Commandments from Mount Sinai more than three thousand years ago. He was the great administrator who created a nation, cementing law with religion, and giving to the ages a tough moral code that is the foundation for the noblest ideas of man on the dignity of the individual.

[Added historical information not a part of this original text:  "The Ran (Rabbi Nissim ben Reuven of Girona, who lived from 1320-1380) stated, 'The Hebrews and Egyptians were involved in a clash of two civilizations: the God who created human beings in His image was pitted against the idol Ra, the sun-god who represented domination and enslavement.  Thus Moses, the man of justice and freedom for all, was locked in a struggle against Pharaoh, the despot who controlled and enslaved an entire society.'" -Judaism, by Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, The International Jerusalem Post 12-28-07 Also, It is written: “Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world’.   …’I am the bread of life.’  … ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” John 6:32, 33, 35; 8:12]

Lycurgus, lawgiver of Sparta who reformed its constitution about the seventh or ninth century B.C. He established a more equitable basis for the ownership of property and is said to have enacted laws so sound they remained in force nearly a thousand years.

Solon, Athenian statesman, businessman and legislator, known as one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece, who about 595 B.C. may be said to have pioneered a form of democratic government by cutting down the unlimited powers of the nobility. Citizens were granted juries to act as courts of last instance. Under the great new law code he erected contracts were illegal that bartered a man’s liberty.

Gaius, Roman jurist whose most important work, Institutes, a popular manual of Roman law, was incorporated almost bodily in the widely known Institutes of Justinian. He flourished around the second century of the Christian era giving us what many believe is the first elementary textbook on the law in the modern sense.

 Papinian, about 200 A.D., a strict moralist, is regarded among the greatest of the Roman jurists.

 Justinian, Roman Emperor, 483—565 A.D., made his contribution as a legislator and a jurist, giving the world the Code of Justinian, compiled by a commission of lawyers he appointed. This Body of Civil Law is said to constitute the nucleus of nearly all modern European systems, and to have influenced the common law of England.

 Tribonian, d. 545, was Justinian’s top law officer. Law editor and Director of the compilation of Justinian’s Corpsa Juris Civilis, he gave posterity the benefit of his vast technical knowledge of Roman law.

Maimonides or Moses Ben Maimon, 1135—1204, rabbi, physician, law-codifier, profoundly influenced non-Jewish as well as Jewish thought, with his monumental work organizing and systematizing Jewish oral law. Widely known also is his Guide For The Perplexed which has been translated into English.

Gregory IX, Pope, 1145—1241, promulgated an impressive compilation of decretals—a collection of decrees—as a standard textbook in canon law.

Innocent III, Pope, 1161—1216, active and diligent as a judge, respected for his judicial impartiality, stands as one of the foremost figures of medieval times.

Simon de Montfort, d. 1265, championed the cause of the nobles and the people against the king—thereby establishing a precedent—and created a place for himself in history by calling the Great Parliament which brought to this assembly representatives from towns and boroughs.

Louis IX, 1214—70, King of France, canonized in 1297.  His is rule was marked by justice and competence and he has been characterized the ideal king of the Middle Ages.

Alphonso X, 1221—84, Spanish King and patron of learning, is credited with doing much for the Siete Partidas, a compilation of Roman and canon law.

Edward I, 1239—1307, King of England, sometimes called the English Justinian. He compiled the Statutes of Westminster, influenced striking developments in law and espoused constitutional principles.

 

It is written: “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’  Where is the wise man?  Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age?  Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?  For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.  Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews, and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.  For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”  1 Corinthians 1:18-25

"This is what the Lord says: 'Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands me and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for these things I delight,' declares the Lord." -Jeremiah 9:23, 24

“We tend to think of the law as complex, something that only lawyers, judges, and legal educators can comprehend. Yet the history of the law can be viewed as a tale of human choices about the preservation of life, the protection of property, the exercise of individual liberty, the fashioning of creative knowledge, and other basic social concepts.” -The Oxford Guide- American Law, edited by Kermit L. Hall

Monarchies, democracies, aristocracies, plutocracies, oligarchies, etc. are all systems of men which come to nothing whether their rule last hundreds of years (e.g. Roman Empire) or just a few years. Theocracy with Jesus is outside of trap where each and every person is accountable to each other through His loving commands.  Live as free men, but not as a cover for evil.  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things is there is no law." -Galations 5:22

"The Lord says: 'These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  Their worship of me is made up only of rules taught by men.'" -Isaiah 29:13

“No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his strength.” -Psalm 33:16

“…religion flourishes in greater purity without than with the aid of government.” James Madison (Twice President of the U.S.)

Worth Noting: A statue of Zeus, pre-eminent god of the Greeks, stands in the lobby of the United Nations building in New York City. (This is in contradiction to the Christian God, Christ Jesus!

 

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