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IS THE U.S. CONSTITUTION A CHRISTIAN DOCUMENT?
Compare Quotations From the U.S Constitution and the Bible.

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Question 1

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution honors the God of the Bible.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution establishes a new national god.

United States Constitution
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Preamble, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.... Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:3-6)

…[Yahweh’s] law is ignored and justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore, justice comes out perverted. …Their justice and authority originate with themselves. …They whose strength is their god. (Habakkuk 1:4-11, NASB)

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Question 2

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution is a Christian covenant.
Option #2: The U.S Constitution is a secular humanistic contract.

United States Constitution
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. (Preamble, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
…[Yahweh’s] law is ignored and justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore, justice comes out perverted. …Their justice and authority originate with themselves. …They whose strength is their god. (Habakkuk 1:4-11, NASB)

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Question 3

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution preserves Yahweh’s exclusive
        legislative powers.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution usurps Yahweh’s exclusive
        legislative powers.

United States Constitution
All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. (Article 1, Section 1, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
There is one lawgiver…. (James 4:12)

For YHWH is our … lawgiver…. (Isaiah 33:22)

The law of YHWH is perfect…. (Psalm 19:7)

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Question 4

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution recognizes Yahweh’s executive
        authority.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution commandeers that authority.

United States Constitution
The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America…. (Article 2, Section 1, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
For YHWH is our … king…. (Isaiah 33:22)

And YHWH said unto Samuel, … they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. (1 Samuel 8:7)

…ye said unto me, Nay; but a king shall reign over us: when YHWH your God was your king. …your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of YHWH, in asking you a king. (1 Samuel 12:12-17)

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Question 5

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution supplants Yahweh’s judgments.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution provides for Yahweh’s judgments.

United States Constitution
The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish…. (Article 3, Section 1, U.S. Constitution)

This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby…. (Article 6, Section 1, Paragraph 2, U.S. Constitution)

…[no] cruel and unusual punishments [shall be] inflicted. (Amendment 8, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
For YHWH is our judge…. (Isaiah 33:22)

…the judgments of YHWH are true and righteous altogether. (Psalm 19:9)

…[Yahweh’s] law is ignored and justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore, justice comes out perverted. …Their justice and authority originate with themselves. …They whose strength is their god. (Habakkuk 1:4-11, NASB)

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Question 6

Option #1: According to the U.S. Constitution, the Constitution is
        superior to Yahweh’s laws.
Option #2: According to the U.S. Constitution, Yahweh’s laws are
        superior to the Constitution.

United States Constitution
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land…. (Article 6, Section 1, Paragraph 2, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
…hearken … unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live…. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of YHWH your God which I command you…. Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments.… Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as YHWH our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently … but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons…. Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which YHWH thy God giveth thee, for ever. (Deuteronomy 4:1-9, 40)

The law of YHWH is perfect … the testimony of YHWH is sure…. The statutes of YHWH are right … the commandment of YHWH is pure … the judgments of YHWH are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. (Psalm 19:7-11)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

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Question 7

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution spurns biblical qualifications for
        public office.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution promotes biblical qualifications for
        public office.

United States Constitution
The senators and representatives … and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. (Article 6, Section 1, Paragraph 3, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens…. (Exodus 18:21)

Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom YHWH thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren … thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother…. And ... he shall write him a copy of this law in a book…. And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear YHWH his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: (Deuteronomy 17:15-20)

…Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for YHWH, who is with you in the judgment. Wherefore now let the fear of YHWH be upon you…. Thus shall ye do in the fear of YHWH, faithfully, and with a perfect heart. (2 Chronicles 19:5-9)

…rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil…. For he is the minister of God to thee for good. …he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. (Romans 13:3-4)

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Question 8

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution promotes exclusive worship of
        Yahweh.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution allows for and therefore promotes
        polytheism and idolatry.

United States Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…. (Amendment 1, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.... Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I YHWH thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. (Exodus 20:3-6)

If there be found among you … that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of YHWH thy God, in transgressing his covenant, and hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them.… Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman…. At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death…. (Deuteronomy 17:2-6)

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Question 9

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution’s provision for juries is biblical and
        ensures justice.
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution’s provision for juries is unbiblical and
        often obstructs justice.

United States Constitution
In suits by common law … the right of trial by jury shall be preserved…. (Amendment 8, U.S. Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
For all manner of trespass … the cause of both parties shall come before the judges…. (Exodus 22:9)

And I charged your judges … saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. (Deuteronomy 1:16)

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates … and they shall judge the people with just judgment. (Deuteronomy 16:18)

If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked. (Deuteronomy 25:1)

And [King Jehoshaphat of the house of Judah] said to the judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, but for YHWH, who is with you in the judgment. …Thus shall ye do in the fear of YHWH, faithfully, and with a perfect heart. And what cause soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against YHWH…. (2 Chronicles 19:6-10)

And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges … all such as know the laws of thy God…. (Ezra 7:25)

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Question 10

Option #1: The U.S. Constitution’s provision for elections is unbiblical
        and often impedes the appointment of righteous leaders?
Option #2: The U.S. Constitution’s provision for elections is biblical
        and provides for righteous leaders?

United States Constitution
…a President … with the Vice President [shall] be elected…. (Article 2, Section 1, Paragraphs 1-5, U.S. Constitution)

The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state, on account of race, color.... (Amendment 15, Section 1, U.S. Constitution)

The right of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. (Amendment 19, Section 1, United States Constitution)

The right of the citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of age. (Amendment 26, Section 1, United States Constitution)

Yahwehs Law
Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness…. And let them judge the people at all seasons…. (Exodus 18:20-22)

Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom YHWH thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren…. (Deuteronomy 17:15)

And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges … all such as know the laws of thy God…. (Ezra 7:25)

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of YHWH. (Proverbs 16:33)

The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth [decides, NASB] between the mighty. (Proverbs 18:18)

And they appointed two…. And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen…. And they gave forth their lots…. (Acts 1:23-26)

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