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About the Modern Black Robe Regiment
Black Robed Regiment was the name that the British placed on the courageous
and fearless American patriotic pastors during the American Revolution. Those
pastors boldly proclaimed the Word of God as it applied to everything in life,
whether spiritual or temporal – whether related to eternal life with Christ
or to issues such as taxes, education, public policies, good government,
military, or any other that the Bible addressed.
the role of clergy and the pulpit, the Rev. Charles Finney (a leading figure
of the national revival known as the Second Great Awakening) reminded the
ministers in his day of their historic influence in these areas:
our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If immorality prevails in the
land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience,
the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral
discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate
and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest
in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of
legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so
corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away,
the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear
brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our
responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation. The
Christian Treasury Containing Contributions from Ministers and Members of
Various Evangelical Denominations (Edinburgh: Johnstone, Hunter and Co.,
1877), p. 203.
recent decades, a number of forces have worked tirelessly to reduce the
traditional influence of the clergy and the pulpit in America, relegating
ministers to a position of cultural impotency and irrelevancy. But Romans
12:2: “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold.” It
is time for clergy to embrace the responsibilities that God has given them
related to the nation and its culture, refuse the current trend of
compartmentalization, and reclaim the extensive role that He has ordained for
Romans 13, often quoted by
many in recent years. Does it require submission to the higher power Satan?
Nay. Nor to those under Satan's influence. god
is the higher power to whom submission is required. The
Submission Command of Romans 13 applies to every soul including government
officials, whom also are subject to the people, and both to The Lord God Jesus
The Christ and His Natural Law.
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt - 26th US President
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2 I am the
LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the
house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD 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;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
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Isa 19:11 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Isa 19:12 Where [are] they? where [are] thy wise [men]? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the LORD of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
Isa 19:13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, [even they that are] the stay of the tribes thereof.
Isa 19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken [man] staggereth in his vomit.
Isa 19:15 Neither shall there be [any] work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
Isa 19:16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
2 Chronicles 7:13-14 King
James Version (KJV)
2Ch 7:13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
Ch 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:19-22 King James Version (KJV)
if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set
before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them;
will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and
this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight,
and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations.
this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth
by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the Lord
done thus unto this land, and unto this house?
it shall be answered, Because they forsook the Lord
God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and
laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath
he brought all this evil upon them.
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UNITED STATES of AMERICA BILL OF RIGHTS
Congress shall make
no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the
right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for
a redress of grievances.
A well regulated
militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the
people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
No soldier shall,
in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner,
nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the
people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against
unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants
shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and
particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to
No person shall be
held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a
presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land
or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or
public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be
twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal
case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for
public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal
prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial,
by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have
been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law,
and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted
with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
In suits at common
law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of
trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be
otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the
rules of the common law.
shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual
The enumeration in
the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or
disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not
delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to
the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
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