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THE BIBLIST PAPERS: 5

The Divine tutorial regarding human government as taught us through the episode of the confusion of tongues at Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) now continues as we look into a most important principle embodied in the painful lesson of that day.  However it may rub us the wrong way, the overriding principle here is simply that Heaven prefers decentralized government over centralized government.  In essence, this means that what is good for the globe is good for the nation, and thereby good for the province or state, and by extension to the most local concept of human government. Continue reading

Ex Uno Plura

THE BIBLIST PAPERS: 4

With all due respect to the fantastic American motto of e pluribus unum (out of many, one), we must now move into the Divine lessons about human government taught us through the incident surrounding the Tower of Babel, which may be found in Genesis 10-11.  As we do, we see that God’s motto for human government is more akin to ex uno plura (which my on-line translator assures me means out of one, many), for a single human government is anathema to the idea of good government. Continue reading

The Biblist Genesis

THE BIBLIST PAPERS: BEGINNINGS

With all due apologies to my few but faithful readers, I must stray a bit from the promised look into the Divine lessons of human government learned from the Tower of Babel incident (see Genesis 10-11), and instead delve a bit into the very reasons for the Biblist Papers, for it has come to light that there is need of this explanation.

To a great degree I am with the true political conservative, and to a great degree I find that I can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Tea Party, for it is they who represent the best of what once was – and what could yet be again – of America. Continue reading

Life for Life

THE BIBLIST PAPERS: 3

We Biblists now finish our brief three-part look into the Divine beginnings of human government by focusing on the what, why and how of Scriptural human government.  As we have already seen, the beginning of human government was the requirement for the execution of anyone who murdered a fellow human being, and so we find that we have already discussed the what of human government in the previous article, leaving us free to now discuss the why and the how of it here. Continue reading

The Hangman Cometh

THE BIBLIST PAPERS: 2

Once anarchy and the sinful nature of humanity had finished their Divine tutorial on the need for human government, God then imposed the reality of it upon the Flood survivors immediately upon their exit from the Ark (Genesis 9:6), where human government had its Divine beginning with the idea of capital punishment for murderers.  This essentially made the idea of capital punishment for murderers the foundation for all human government, and any government not built upon that foundation is, by definition, an illegitimate expression of it (from Heaven’s point of view). Continue reading

Out of Anarchy

THE BIBLIST PAPERS: 1

In the seven articles I have thus far written for Critical Mass, I have been sniping at the issue of human government in the hopes of bringing a Biblical perspective to it, but I have come to the conclusion that it is far better (and more necessary) to strike at the heart of this beast that threatens to so soon devour us.  To this end I now begin a long series of articles meant to bring the idea of government back within its Scriptural limits, and so with all due apology to Messieurs Hamilton, Jay and Madison, who so articulately argued for the limited federalism of our U.S. Constitution in what came to be known as the Federalist Papers, I shall call these articles the Biblist Papers, for there is a Divine Constitution for human government to be found within the pages of the Bible. Continue reading