Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Supreme Judge of the world

In the Declaration of Independence an appeal is made to the Supreme Judge of the world. Was the Supreme Judge of the world some figment of its drafters' imagination, which, in reality, does not exist, or is He someone who is real and does exist? Do you know?

Here is a direct quote from the Declaration of Independence itself:

“WE, THEREFORE, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare. That These United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States:”

In the Holy Bible we read that Abraham after feeding three strangers, who happen to be God and two angels, gets up and walks a short ways with them toward Sodom (Genesis 18:20-26).

“And the LORD said, ‘Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous; I will go down now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it, which is come unto me; and if not, I will know.’

“And the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom: but Abraham stood yet before the LORD. And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked?

“’Peradventure there be fifty righteous within the city: wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are therein? That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the
Judge of all the earth do right?’

“And the LORD said, ‘If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes.’

In this exchange we see that Abraham is addressing this person, Who is God, as the ‘Judge of all the earth.’ This I would take as being the same person as the signers of the Declaration of Independence are referring to as the Supreme Judge of the world.

We find in John 5:22-27 that Jesus is the Judge of the world.

“For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.”

The United States of America's very existence is from the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, don’t you think we should honor Him in our lives, nation, and state?

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