By Wylie Comp with Faith Harvest Ministries
As a general understanding, a “standard” sets the parameters that establish acceptable use or application of specific physical elements or personal actions. A particular standard may be improved upon and will always result in an increase to the standard.
In the United States of America, a standard has been in place since November 1620. The Mayflower Compact, which was influenced by the Magna Carta of 1215 A.D., was placed into effect as the standard to guide the development of a new country which began as Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This document affirmed the standard: “In the name of God, Amen, (which means so be it) … for the advancement of the Christian faith.”
The Declaration of Independence improved the standard in July 1776. This historic document proclaims: “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, … and to do all other acts and things which Independent States may of right do. (Emphasis being on the rights of the governed) … with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, …”
The standard is raised further by adoption of the United States Constitution on September 25, 1789 and the Bill of Rights being ratified and made a part thereof on December 15, 1791. Particular emphasis is made here to Amendments 1, 4, 9 and 10.
Amendment 1 ~ Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly
Note: This amendment is specific to the understanding that the Government must not impose itself on the religious affairs of the People. Because the Church is made of the People it has the responsibility of influencing the agencies of government, not the agencies of government influencing the Church.
Amendment 4 ~ Search and arrest
Amendment 9 ~ Rights retained by the People
Amendment 10 ~ States’ rights
These standards, along with others that underscore or support them, are based on the True Standard of God’s Word. They provide the principles upon which America was founded. This Standard is the rule and guide of the Christian faith and the basis for the morality that should be present under the rules of law in the United States.
Supported by the entirety of Canonical Authority, the following verses from God’s Word speak specifically to actions currently being taken by some special interest groups:
Leviticus 18.22; Romans 1.24-27; and 1 Corinthians 6.9-10
The STANDARD has been long-set. Attempts to modify IT have resulted in the decline of our communities and our nation at large. Unintended consequences from implementation of local and national legislation that compromise the STANDARD move us farther from the quality of life guaranteed to all legitimate citizens by our United States Constitution. So,
Quit Dumbing-down the Standard