National Treasure


Comment: I wrote the contents for this article over 20 years ago. In the earlier works, my goal was to retrace the forefathers thinking when forming the United States based on Biblical origins. While the Bible's primary message is about the revelation of Jesus Christ, I felt the other messages relating to the government were more relevant in political discussions. I will take a dispensationalist approach drawing from the Age of Mosaic Law, the Age of Government, and much more. Entire books have been written on this topic such as Politics According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem. So I'll summarize as best possible. I will reference the source in the Bible. This is not an attempt at Apostlization, Proselytizing, or Evangelizing. This is simply an intellectual discussion. However, if you should be moved then, by all means, pursue your inner calling.


National Treasure

by

JT Bogden


Humans live on an insignificant planet, in an insignificant solar system, on the edge of an insignificant galaxy amongst billions of galaxies in the vastness of space. The only self-aware and sentient life, known to exist, is located in this insignificant place called Earth. Earthlings or humans are given a variety of revelations from gods who make claims that are self-truths and that counter each other. These Earthlings must somehow vet these revelations and determine which ones possess self-evident truths. The logic is that all gods are sovereign over the natural, and nature must produce evidence consistent with the claims of the god. Judeo-Christian theology rises above other cosmologies, philosophies, and theologies drawing the attention of the American forefathers. The forefathers wrote in the Declaration of Independence:


When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...


Background about the Bible


The Judeo/Christian Bible is a revelation revealed to man which is one of the most discussed but not so accurately studied or understood by most Earthlings in the social climate post-1900 when Earthlings shifted to theory-based thinking placing a high degree of confidence in unsupported personal belief. They hold an opinion and there is no natural Right to an Opinion. But who can understand the Bible rightly and who decides what is the right interpretation? Among honest and responsible Biblical scholars there is consistent widespread agreement throughout history up to today on all major messages and themes compared to disagreements on minor issues that do not impact the major messages and themes. Of course, there are life application differences among Christians on a variety of topics such as a Just war, death penalty, poverty, wealth, social programs, abortion, etc... However, through civil discourse and formal argumentation, most of these differences can be resolved.


The Bible is an integrated message system, an anthology of 66 books written by more than 40 authors over thousands of years. Over 100s of 1000s of documents come together to form the Biblical text. All these documents come together in three general collections or sources. The last source is the Dead Sea Scrolls penned by the Qumranites (believed to be the Jewish Sect of the Essenes) who personally witnessed Christ. The Thanksgiving scroll is the Book of Isaiah, which details the entire Bible in one book, and is a third confirmation of what we know from the other sources.


The Bible is not a science book, history book, or literary prose but uses these subject matters and others to convey and confirm its messages. The Bible is the only book that uses all 226 rhetorical instruments. The Jesuits mapped out all theologies and religions, demonstrating that the Bible is the only one that begins before time and completes after time. All other theologies, cosmologies, and religions have touch points on the Biblical map, usually denying or counter-messaging some aspect or message of the Bible.


The Bible maintains a consistent message having internal consistency meaning that everything relates to each other and nothing is left dangling or unconnected. In other words, the Bible makes use of a system of systems approach. Systemic Theology is the means to study the Bible in this manner. Whenever a conflict is thought to be found, it is a hint of something deeper, something hidden that requires more thorough study. In rabbinical terms, this is a golden nugget of knowledge called a remez.


Over time, humanity split and reorganized geographically, achieving major advances such as civilization, sciences, mathematics, complex economies, and various forms of governance. Humanity also grew to understand, in time, the deeper meaning within the Bible. The Bible's messages were revealed as humans matured through a natural course of discovery using technology, archeology, and general investigation.


The American Forefathers investigated every moral and ethical system determining that Christianity was the kindest to human government and the freest expansion of the mind. However, this a