Ideas for decision making have one of two origins—either materialistic and mortal or a basis upon reality of everlasting truth, according to God’s design. The Word of the God of creation and creation’s nature has strangely disappeared from the lexicon of public education. Conversely, those who persist in the fantasy of revisionist morality (moral relativism) and a central government that compromises the people’s right to be fully informed have, in fact, ignored the irreversible laws of creation’s nature.
For example, in the middle of a hillside surrounded by beautiful homes was a swampland that absorbed the surface water coming down from the properties above. This swampy area was filled with dirt and resulted in serious flooding below it. The goal of the neighbors living below was to solve the problem without an expensive lawsuit, so they confronted the developer of the swampland with truth. Knowing the historic consequences of rejecting truth, the developer agreed with reality. At considerable expense, he kindly provided a large trench to collect and reroute the water away from the development. His acknowledgment of the timeless laws of creation’s nature caused him to solve the problem and avoid the consequences that come when truth is rejected.
Policies consistent with the truth provide significant benefits for states and nations as well.
That the God of creation is man’s benefactor is so foundational it cannot be arrived at by any other proposition. It is the basic principle upon which all other principles follow. When man chooses to walk according to God’s benevolent law, he learns of the power that is God’s alone and by which God grants him victory over evil.
At a United Nations forum, December 7, 1988, Mikhail Gorbachev, atheist leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991, repudiated the atheistic dogma shared by Karl Marx and Charles Darwin. Reflecting upon the disintegration of the secular (progressive) system, Gorbachev said: “The compelling necessity of the principle of freedom of choice is … clear to us. The failure to recognize this … is fraught with very dire consequences … Freedom of choice is a universal principle to which there should be no exceptions. We have not come to the conclusion of the immutability of this principle simply through good motives. We have been led to it through impartial analysis of the objective processes of our time. This objective fact presupposes respect for other people’s views “ (George P. Schultz, Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan, Turmoil and Triumph, New York: Macmillan, 1993, p. 1107).
Failure to acknowledge the benevolent laws of God and conform to moral truth guarantees harmful consequences. Mikhail Gorbachev tried to prevent its collapse by relaxing socialistic rule. To do this, he adopted perestroika and glasnost (which allowed the people to be informed and free to communicate) and property rights, but socialism had gone too far. Beginning in 1989, the puppet Communist governments in captive countries controlled by the Soviets were overthrown by the people. The Soviet Union fell apart when captive countries quit sending them the revenue required to keep the socialist economy afloat.
Whether or not Gorbachev realized it, the Soviet empire was being forced to acknowledge that those who reject the “sovereignty of man under God over government” run into the immutable laws of creation’s nature. Those laws support life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In contrast, the vacillating laws of man lead to exploitation, cultural decay, poverty, and tyranny. When God’s benevolent provision is rejected in any particular, the rejecter bears the price of that sin against himself and the will of God.
Those who persist in the fantasy of revisionist morality (moral relativism) and a central government that compromises the people’s right to be fully informed have, in fact, ignored the irreversible laws of creation’s nature. When liberal majorities on the Supreme Court and secular educators fail to uphold the God-honoring predicate of the US Constitution, they are, in effect, empowering atheistic revisionism that preys on societies.
William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England were used by Abraham Lincoln and by students of law into the 1920s. Blackstone said: “Man, considered as a creature, must necessarily be subject to the laws [principles] of his Creator … These laws laid down by God are the eternal immutable laws of good and evil … This law of nature dictated by God Himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over the entire globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.”
~ David Norris