Today, most Americans are not taught the true history of their country. For instance, what were the ideas and beliefs of the founding fathers who wrote and signed the most important document in American history? The only way that one can really understand the minds of the writers of the Declaration of Independence is to devote some time to reading their autobiographies. For instance, John and Abigail Adams have written hundreds of letters to each other that document their beliefs and their faith. Understanding what they believed in, especially when they quote the Bible, give us a path to understand their spirit at the time. For example, here is a passage from a letter Abigail wrote to John during the battles leading to the Revolutionary War.
Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 25 June 1775
We live in continual Expectation of Hostilities. Scarcely a day that does not produce some, but like Good Nehemiah having made our prayer with God, and set the people with their Swords, their Spears and their bows we will say unto them, Be not affraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and terible, and fight for your Breathren, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your houses.
And so from this letter and others, we know that they were both familiar with the Book of Nehemiah in the Bible. So let's open the Bible and take a look at Nehemiah's prayer and why Abigail would mention it in her current situation as the war begins.
I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night. Confessing the sins of the people, which we have sinned against you. We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses. O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servants who delight to fear your name, and give success to your servant today.”
Further along in the book of Nehemiah, we read about how a portion of Israel had just returned back to their own land, after 70 years of exile in Babylon. They began the process of recognizing the mistakes they and their ancestors made, all of which were foretold over 700 years eariler by Moses. Moses law fortells the consiquences for the nation turning against the Lord's laws. There would be many signs and warnings but if the nation did not repent, the Lord foretold that they would be destroyed and scatered among the nations.
If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. I will turn your cities into ruins and lay waste your sanctuaries. I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.
So the people who returned, led by Nehemiah, followed the very procedure written in the book of Leviticus that tells them what to do after all these things happen to them. I recommend your read this chapter in the Bible to really understand what Ezra and Nehemiah and now Abigail and John Adams are praying for. (See Leviticus 26)
“‘But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors—their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me, which made me hostile toward them so that I sent them into the land of their enemies—then when their uncircumcised hearts are humbled and they pay for their sin, I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
Ezra Reads the Law
All the people gathered into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the seventh month. And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.
After reading the Law and confessing and repenting their ancestors sins of breaking the law, they put together a document to which all the leaders and priests of the people agreed with and signed. There were about 86 signatures on the document and all the names are actually listed in the Bible.
"Behold, we are slaves this day; in the land that you gave to our fathers to enjoy its fruit and its good gifts, behold, we are slaves. And its rich yield goes to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins. They rule over our bodies and over our livestock as they please, and we are in great distress.Because of all this we make a firm covenant in writing; on the sealed document are the names of our princes, our Levites, and our priests."
The rest of the people ... join with their brothers, their nobles, and enter into a curse and an oath to walk in God's Law that was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the Lord our Lord and his rules and his statutes.
So here we find in the book of Nehemiah, a Declaration of Independence in which Nehemiah and his people separate from the laws of the King that enslaved them, and unite themselves instead to the Laws of God.
When we study America's Declaration, we see a similar theme. First,
the Declaration of Independence was a document declaring America's
intent to separate from the King of Great Britain. That part we all
know, but this second part is no longer taught and has for the most
part been forgotten. The Declaration of
Dependence, was a binding to one another by the laws of God. The
dissolving of political bands and the
assuming of Godly bands. Let's read the Declaration again. Here is first the final version.
The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 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, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
— 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
— And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Thomas Jefferson was asked by Adams to write the first draft because Adams felt that Jefferson was a better writer. Jefferson's original draft did not mention the Creator. John Adams in his own handwriting made his own copy to review and another copy went to Benjamin Franklin.
Draft 1: by Thomas Jefferson "We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; "
Final Draft: Inspired by Adams & Franklin and approved by Congress. 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.
The most important aspect of this Declaration, that lead to "the pursuit of Happiness" is that men and women are not independent of one another, but rather dependent through the moral laws of God. It seems we assumed (supposed without proof) when we really should have assumed (take on).
1.suppose to be the case, without proof:
synonyms: presume · suppose · take it (as given) · take for granted · take as read
2.take or take on, begin to have (power or responsibility):
synonyms: accept · shoulder · bear · undertake · take on/up · manage · handle ·
In our search for happiness, how can one be happy if other citizens plan to harm you or your children; if the adulterer seeks to destroy your marriage; if you are lured (or forced) into debt (like taking on large college debt just to get a good job); if you are repeatedly forced to work long hours because others are willing to do it and you could lose your job; if your job is outsourced to foreigners due to corporate greed; if you are deceived by someone you trusted and lose your wealth; if someone embitters you and destroys your ability to love; if pride causes you to pressure your own children for the sake of vain rewards (sports, degrees, high paying jobs); if your politicians take bribes which lead to higher taxes, outsourcing of jobs, mandated insurance premiums and higher student debt; if schools are teaching your children that there is no God; if your priest hides the Lord's moral law from your family. States can be independent, governments can be independent, but the happiness of people that live in these states is dependent on all of them following the same moral law. How can the states be "United" and put "In God We Trust" on our currency when we throw God's law away and trust in laws created by men? Moral Law is the greatest Union against oppression that exists in the world. When morals drop, people become greedy, they oppress one another, embitter one another, mock one another, deceive one another, and give up love for the pursuit of wealth. Oppression sets in, greed takes over, and the cost to regulate this sinful behavior will cause governments to grow which increases taxes and decreases happiness. History has shown that the greedy and the rich are not able to buy their own happiness, but their lack of understanding blinds them into thinking it can. Women are deceived into believing that jobs can replace the oxytocin she receives naturally by having children and being loved.
Oxytocin is produced in pregnancy, levels increase significantly during active labor and childbirth, and both mom and baby produce oxytocin after birth and as long as baby breastfeeds. Oxytocin evokes feelings of contentment, trust, empathy, calmness and security and reduces anxiety and fear -Oxytocin in Childbirth: A Labor of Love
Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man's envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
God gives some people wealth, possessions and honor, so that they lack nothing their hearts desire, but God does not grant them the ability to enjoy them, and strangers enjoy them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil.
So the question is, who was smart enough to say that our rights to happiness and liberty come from our Creator and what actually are those rights? Well, I have spent much time reading the letters from John and Abigail Adams' diary and also those of Ben Franklin and I see what I believe is their influence in this final edit. Here are some of Adams' notes. By understanding the thinking of John Adams at the time, one can finally interpret true meaning.
John Adams diary,
3 July 1776
July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
John Adams diary, 8/1/1761
"A Man who can read will find in his Bible rules and observations that will enlarge his range of thought, and enable him the better to judge who has and who has not that Integrity of Heart, and that Compass of Knowledge and Understanding, which form the Statesman."
That "compass" former President Adams speaks about is what we today call our navigation system: our direction. So the Bible according to Adams is the book of Knowledge and Understanding that forms the moral character of the citizens who are united as "Americans".
And here are a few quotes from a work of Ben Franklin called The Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion, where Franklin tells us his beliefs point blank.
Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion -Ben Franklin 11/20/1728
"It is that particular wise and good God, who is the Author and Owner of our System, that I propose for the Object of my Praise and Adoration.; For I conceive that he has in himself some of those Passions he has planted in us, and that, since he has given us Reason whereby we are capable of observing his Wisdom in the Creation, he is not above caring for us, being pleas’d with our Praise, and offended when we slight Him, or neglect his Glory."
"Thou abhorrest in thy Creatures Treachery and Deceit, Malice, Revenge, [Intemperance] and every other hurtful Vice; but Thou art a Lover of Justice and Sincerity, of Friendship, Benevolence and every Virtue. Thou art my Friend, my Father, and my Benefactor. Praised be thy Name, O God, for Ever - Amen"
How did the government let this understanding fade from our history books? How can people be united under God's law if we don't teach God's laws to our children? Without God's law, the Declaration of Independence is null and void. Here is what George Washington had to say about the importance of obeying God's law as a nation.
"the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained." -Washington's Inaugural Address of 1789
So how can we have a Constitution with new laws that were added or changed that contradict the biblical law? According to Washington, the nation needs to obey and follow the Laws that "Heaven" has ordained. How can we have judges that render decisions that don't even know God's law? I have studied the Bible in great detail and see that God's law is perfect for uniting people and creating happiness in society. John Adams was a great leader to preserve this understanding for us. Here is some of his thoughts about the knowledge found in scripture and how it would be suitable to the basis of America's civil laws.
John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756 Day 3/2/1756
The great and almighty Author of nature, who at first established those rules which regulate the World,
John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756
For G. [God] governs his great Kingdom the World by very general Laws.
No Priest nor Pope has any Right to say what I shall believe, and I will not believe one Word they say, if I think it is not founded in Reason and in Revelation. Now how can I judge what My Bible justifies unless I can read my Bible.
John Adams diary 1, 18 November 1755 - 29 August 1756
Suppose a nation in some distant Region, should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. Every member would be obliged in Concience to temperance and frugality and industry, to justice and kindness and Charity towards his fellow men, and to Piety and Love, and reverence towards almighty God. In this Commonwealth, no man would impair his health by Gluttony, drunkenness, or Lust-no man would sacrifice his most precious time to cards, or any other trifling and mean amusement-no man would steal or lie or any way defraud his neighbour, but would live in peace and good will with all men-no man would blaspheme his maker or prophane his Worship, but a rational and manly, a sincere and unaffected Piety and devotion, would reign in all hearts. What a Eutopa, what a Paradise would this region be.
The problem dividing America now is that by removing GOD from the equation, we have nothing to be bounded by. Without God's Law, there is now chaos and disorder and people can't agree on what is right and what is wrong.
"No human society has ever been able to maintain both order and freedom, both cohesiveness and liberty apart from the moral precepts of the Christian Religion. Should our Republic ever forget this fundamental precept of governance, we will then, be surely doomed."
This is what happens when we are united by politics and no longer by God's Laws.
"The ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire, they all conspire together"
"my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children"
So our way back to our "united" state of being is first by rejecting the lies and bitterness spread by those whom we once held in high esteem. Evolution is dead, you have a guidance system in your head. The "age of reason" has proved to be, well un-reasonable.
"So the Lord will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed in a single day; the elders and honored man (scientists) are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail (priests). Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray "
Next, we need to restore our faith in God's Law; the law that once united us. This will make us wise to be able to recognize the bitterness (evil) in the people who are guiding us. Then the fighting will disappear and we won't need any more antidepressants. Marriage and family will return, parents will stop fighting, and children won't need anymore ADHD medication. Health care costs will be cut in half so young families can afford it. The very fact that one in four women over fifty needs antidepressants in today's society teaches us that modern laws are not leading to happiness. Our eyes have now been opened and it's not a pretty picture on how far we have faded from our Founding Father's guidance. George Washington once said.
George Washington, January 9, 1790
"The establishment of our new Government seemed to be the last great experiment for promoting human happiness."
Washington's Inaugural address of 1789
"the propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained: And since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of Government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."
And for over two hundred years the experiment, could the biblical law lead to happiness, produced its fruit. America rose to be the greatest and richest nation on earth."
Donald Trump's Inaugural Address Jan 20, 2017
The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” - Psalm 133:1
I have wired up the brain and understand how the law works for all people (see The Law), so I am confident this verse is true.
"The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple."
The Age of Understanding will open up our minds so that even the simple (like I once was) will become wise. There will be no more bitterness; it's destroying our health, our happiness and our lives. We have lost our way back to the truth found in the biblical law. Religions and evolution have corrupted the moral law that once united the nation and now, just as John Adams predicted, the values of society have been reversed.
Warning from John Adams
John Adams diary 15, August 1770
The Government of the Supreme and alperfect Mind, over all his intellectual Creation, is by proportioning Rewards to Piety and Virtue, and Punishments to Disobedience and Vice. Virtue, by the Constitution of Nature carries in general its own Reward, and Vice its own Punishment, even in this World. But as many Exceptions to this Rule, take Place upon Earth, the Joys of Heaven are prepared, and the Horrors of Hell in a future State to render the moral Government of the Universe, perfect and compleat. Human Government is more or less perfect, as it approaches nearer or diverges farther from an Imitation of this perfect Plan of divine and moral Government. In Times of Simplicity and Innocence, Ability and Integrity will be the principal Recommendations to the public Service, and the sole Title to those Honours and Emoluments, which are in the Power of the Public to bestow. But when Elegance, Luxury and Effeminacy begin to be established, these Rewards will begin to be distributed to Vanity and folly. But when a Government becomes totally corrupted, the system of God Almighty in the Government of the World and the Rules of all good Government upon Earth will be reversed, and Virtue, Integrity and Ability will become the Objects of the Malice, Hatred and Revenge of the Men in Power, and folly, Vice, and Villany will be cherished and supported. In such Times you will see a Governor of a Province, for unwearied Industry in his Endeavours to ruin and destroy the People, whose Welfare he was under every moral obligation to study and promote, knighted and enobled. You will see a Philanthrop, for propagating as many Lies and Slanders against his Country as ever fell from the Pen of a sychophant, rewarded with the Places of Solicitor General, Attorney general, Advocate General, and Judge of Admiralty, with Six Thousands a Year. You will see 17 Rescinders, Wretches, without Sense or Sentiment, rewarded with Commissions to bejustices of Peace, Justices of Peace the Common Pleas and presently justices of the Kings Bench. The Consequence of this will be that the Iron Rod of Power will be stretched out.
Is anybody listening? Does anybody know what the Iron Rod of Power is? That is what you will learn about reading the rest of this site. It's time to remove the obstacles out of our way and return to the way of the Lord; to a life of happiness, love and family (see The Way).
"And it will be said: “Build up, build up, prepare the road! Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.”
For example, look at the bitterness that divided Abraham's household in the Old Testament. Abraham was the father of both Isaac (whose descendants became the Israelites) and Ishmael (whose descendants became the Muslims). And because Abraham listened to his wife (remember Adam's sin) and sent Ishmael away with no inheritance, this created a lasting bitterness that has spread from generation to generation. Imagine how you would feel if your own father did this to you. To this day, the Israelites and the Muslims are still fighting. But the Lord promised Abraham that he would watch over Ishmael:
"And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation."
Isaac also had two sons, Esau and Jacob, and the same thing happened where Jacob received all the inheritance and a feud broke out again over money. Then Esau's children hated Jacob's children. Many believe Esau's descendants became the Palestinians. It's easy to see how bitterness can last for generations and separate people. Racism is a bitterness that spreads and now feminism is a bitterness that spreads. By our facial expressions and mirror neurons, we spread bitterness from generation to generation. Our brain wires up the reward value based on the facial expressions of others; this spreads bitterness if we are not aware of it. Now we can stop that trend because we know how it works in our brain.
"See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many."
See, it really doesn't matter who our leaders are or what country you are from or the religion you claim to follow; there is one Creator with one moral law. It's just generations of bitterness that separates us and the media and even our religions are good at spreading this and turning us against one another. World peace starts with people believing in the good found in one law. It starts with our families, then spreads to our communities, states, countries and eventually to the entire human race. As John Adams writes in his diary, the lines of this poem that provide us with an important clue to our history.
John Adams diary 15, 30 January 1768
"Self Love but serves the virtuous Mind to wake as the small Pebble stirs the Peacefull Lake, The Center Moved, a Circle straight succeeds, another still and still another spreads. Friend, Parent, Neighbour, first it does embrace, our Country next and next all human Race."
This very interesting text entry from John Adams' diary can be traced to a poem from The Harvard Classics. I read this poem and was surprised to find this passage in the same poem. The missing link to understanding the thinking of our Founding Fathers when writing the Declaration of Independence.
1909–14. Epistle IV—Of the Nature and State of Man with Respect to Happiness. Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
Yet poor with fortune, and with learning blind, The bad must miss, the good, untaught, will find; Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature’s God: Pursues that chain which links th’ immense design, Joins heav’n and earth, and mortal and divine; Sees, that no being any bliss can know, But touches some above, and some below; Learns, from this union of the rising whole, The first, last purpose of the human soul; And knows where faith, law, morals, all began, All end, in love of God, and love of man.
Wow! Here is the likely source of the words Nature's God from the Declaration of Independence. This book, The Harvard Classics, was well read among the Founding Fathers. So it's time to put all this UNDERSTANDING into action. John Adams knew that the Iron Rod of Power would eventually be stretched out against America, so he left us a light to guide us back. What a wise and understanding leader. No wonder the Lord granted him a long life of 90 years. We can all make a difference if we just humble ourselves, repent our bitterness, our greed and our pride, all of which we got from our ancestors, and show thanks to our creator by simply observing his law and teaching it to our children. According to scripture, the Lord judges us as individuals and by our following of his law. You don't have to change your religion to do this; there are many branches that lead back to the root. That root is the Lord's moral law.
"This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not relent. The people of Judah have rejected the Lord’s Teachings and haven’t kept his laws. They have been led astray by false teachings (or false gods), the same ones their ancestors followed. I will send a fire on Judah and burn down the palaces of Jerusalem."
Deuteronomy 30:1-3 Prosperity After Turning to the Lord
"When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you."
"All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous."
"For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith."
The Pebble has been thrown, it's time to stop the waves and bring back the peace.
So join me and use this wisdom and understanding to create a better world for our children; a world where love, family and humility are greater than money, greed and pride. A world that puts its posterity (all future generations) first like our forefathers did. A world without the bitterness of feminism, and without coveting that leads us into debt (a form of slavery). A world that knows and follows the Lord's Law (see The Law); the real "inspired" word of God. A world that hopes in the Lord and does not trust in money. I can promise you that anyone who hears the Lord's moral law, if they are not already following it, will eagerly accept his law over what they now follow. I've learned, after a great deal of suffering, that this law creates the peace in our homes, it renews our marriages, earns back our respect, protects our children, promotes strong family values, and leads us back to good health and happiness while, at the same time, expanding the size of a nation.
So let's not let our religion deceive us or divide us any longer. Bring this teaching to your Bible study.
There is only one Earth, one Creator and one set of Laws that lead to peace! Imagine the world peace, the utopia as John Adams writes, we could all share if we could just humble ourselves and agree to follow that one book of Law! The law that our forefathers trusted in. The Law that made America great among the nations. After all, everything that is alive on Earth is just made from dust; a collection of amino acids wired together by an intelligence far greater than any human can comprehend. Why let pride and greed destroy us like it has destroyed many kingdoms before us. The next four chapters will guide you in the understanding of this Law, the leaders who followed it, and the nations that rose up because of it.
May this work bring peace and good health to you, your family
and even your country.
Enjoy the research! -Adon
Genesis 18:18 "Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him."
The Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar kingship and greatness and glory and majesty. And because of the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whom he would, he killed, and whom he would, he kept alive; whom he would, he raised up, and whom he would, he humbled. But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him.
"I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.
‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself.
I am the Lord.
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