This page is dedicated to help you learn about our government. Some of this may be elementary to you, but as one of our nation's leaders shared with me, We cannot be too simple in educating our citizens. Truly our people must be brought back to the foundational principles of our constitutional republic.
What Is a Constitutional Republic?
This is a form of government in which a country's people and their chosen representatives are bound by the tenets of their constitution. The concept of our republic and our representative government is based upon Exodus 18:21, 25.
The Republic Defined:
The word, republic, finds its origin from the Latin words, res publica, which mean a public thing. Our government, a republic in standing, chose to allow citizen voters to elect legislators to represent them.
Representatives are chosen in each state according to the state's population. In our current House of Representatives, each representative speaks for around 600,000 constituents. Today the number of representatives is 435.
Our Biblically Based Government
The foundation of our government is very unique in the history of the world in that it is Biblically oriented. Our trifold premise of government is based upon Isaiah 33:22. The principle of the separation of powers is from Jeremiah 17:9. Our founding fathers gave us an amazing heritage for we are the only nation aside from the nation of Israel that began by acknowledging that there is a God. All other nations that had a Christian influence upon the world, such as the nations of Western Europe, came to a knowledge of God.
The influence of Christianity upon these United States is one of the most fascinating chapters in human history. God’s providential hand in preparing and preserving our nation is miraculous and can only be attributed to God. There is no other reason why we won the War for Independence.
We must understand our governmental process so that we can make a difference in the governance of ourselves and our families by protecting our God-given right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This is the essence of the self-governing concept that is summarized by the phrase in our Constitution begins with,
“We the people”...
Charles G. Finney said, in a Lecture on Revivals of Religion, specifically the Hinderance to National Revivals...”God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the church will take the right ground. Politics are a part of religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation were becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they thought God did not see what they do in politics. But I tell you, He does see it, and He will bless or curse this nation, according to the course they take.”