10 Essential Principles of God’s Plan for a Blessed Nation

Our founders embraced a set of Essential Biblical principles when laying down the foundation for our nation. The pulpits preached them and they were incorporated into our Declaration of Independence and into our Constitution. These were first laid down by William Penn in PA.

Our founders believed that our citizens had to know and be taught what the Bible said about 10 essential principles or we could never have nor keep a free nation built on self government.

10 Essential Principles of God’s Plan for a Blessed Nation

1. Understand the Nature and Role of God
1. God is Sovereign. Rev 21:6
2. God is Creator and Sustainer of life. Col.1:16,17
3. God is Supreme Authority. I Tim. 6:15
4. God delegated man as His Creation overseer -Gen 1:26

2. Understand the Nature of Man
1. Man is born a sinner. Rom 5:12
2. Man is depraved and doesn’t naturally do right. Mark 7:21-23

3. Understand the Purpose for Government
1. Government is to enact justice. Romans 13:1-6
2. Government is to punish evil and praise good. I Pet. 2:13,14

4. Understand the Purpose for Law
1. The Law is to establish the framework for right
actions and to enact justice. I Tim. 1:9
2. The Law was made for Lawbreaker.

5. Understand the natural tendency of government
1. Gov’t tends to consolidate control. Gen. 11:1-9
2. Government tends to take the place of ‘God’.

6. Understand the components of Biblical Justice–Isa. 59:14
1. Truth is the absolute standard.
2. Mercy‘s goal is restoration.
3. Equity is judgment imparted without partiality.

7. Understand the need for Maintaining a Republic
1. Maintaining a republic requires responsible citizens
2. Maintaining a republic requires responsible
government leaders

8. Understand the need to build in safeguards
1. Man is naturally selfish
2. God initiated separation of powers. Isa 33:22

9. Understand the need to Biblically educate
1. Parents must train their children in God’s ways. Prov.22:6
2. Parents must teach the history of God’s blessings.

10. Understand the need for prayer for God’s help in building
the nation. (Ps. 127:1; I Kings 8:54-60, II Chron. 7:14)