Seven Governmental Principles

Seven Principles of American Christian History and Government

1. God’s Principle Of Individuality -everything in the universe displays His infinity and diversity (John 1:3)

2. Conscience Is The Most Sacred Of All Property – Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? He who has clean hands and a pure heart (Gen. 1:1, Isa 43:7, Eph 2:10, Rev 4:11)

3. The Christian Principle Of Self Government – God ruling internally in the individual (Pro. 16:32, 1 Tim. 3:5)

4. The Christian Form Of Our Government – there is a balance of power (the prophet, priest, and king) with checks and balances that likewise restore governmental power to the individual (Deut. 1:9-18, Isa 33:22, Mat. 22:35-40)

5. How The Seed Of Local Self-Government Is Planted – each person is represented as an individual and accountable for the responsibility inherent within that liberty (Deut. 10:12-14, Isa. 9:6, Luke 9:6)

6. The Christian Principle of American Political Union – unity on an external level between two or more individuals (or states) who have means for agreement (1 Cor. 1:10, Psa. 133:1, Eph. 4:1-3)

7. America’s Heritage of Christian Character – as demonstrated originally in America with the Pilgrims, but continues today, including such characteristics as faithfulness, steadfastness, brotherly love, Christian care, diligence, industry, and liberty of conscience (Matt. 7:24-29, 2 Tim. 4:7, Phil. 4:13, Acts 24:16)