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What Is The Difference Between A Republic And Democracy?

What Is The Difference Between A Republic And Democracy?

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Being a brief consideration of the distinctions between the great Biblical principles of civil·government on which the American Constitutional Republic was founded and the malignant doctrines of "democracy" into which our nation has fallen.

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GOVERNMENT

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MAN'S GOVERNMENT

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Law based on Bible is textbook of govt. God's law. Constitution guarantees individual freedom, defines proper functions of govt. Minority
Being a brief consideration of the distinctions between the great Biblical principles of civil·government on which the American Constitutional Republic was founded and the malignant doctrines of "democracy" into which our nation has fallen.

REPUBLIC

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GOVERNMENT

BASED ON GOD'S LAW

MAN'S GOVERNMENT

(Humanl.m)

Law based on Bible is textbook of govt. God's law. Constitution guarantees individual freedom, defines proper functions of govt. Minority

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Published by: thetruththewholetruthandnothingbutthetruth on May 06, 2009
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Being a brief consideration othe distinctions betweenthe great Biblical principlesof civil·governmenton which theAmerican ConstitutionalRepublicwas founded andthe malignant doctrinesof "democracy"into which our nation has fallen.
 
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GOVERNMENT BASED ON GOD'S LAWBible is textbookof govt.Lawbasedon God's law.Constitution guarantees individualfreedom,defines proper functions ofgovt.Minority rights upheld.(Ex 20:1-17, 24:3;Dt 4:1-9, 17:18-19;I.a 33:22;Gal 5:1.) REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENTPowerflows from Godto citizento representatives.People electlegislators, executives,judges.Officials accountableto electorate.Rights
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due process upheld.(Ex 18:19-25,19:5-8;Lev 19:15;Dt 1:13-18, 18:18-20;Rom 13:1-8; Tim 3:1-13.) MAN'S GOVERNMENT(Humanl.m) State is "god," "voxpopuli"is sovereign. Majorityrule,minority rights suppressed. God'slawdenied,humanism is state "religion."(1 Sam 8:7;2 Chron 7:19-22;I.a 1:21-28;Mk.7:20-23;Rom 1:21-25,8:7.) DIRECT GOVERNMENT (Mobocracy)The people rule by emotion;legislate on impulse,judge by vote.No absolutes. Reason replacerighteousness;ma jority decrees" justice."(Gen 11:1-9; Ex 23:1-2; Judg •• 21:25;I•59:1-15.) CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT (Tyranny)Federalgovt.unrestrained;localgovts.mere appendages.Controls andbureaucracies sapnation'sresources.Caesar is arbiterof morals,"truth" is what servesState.(1 Sam 8:14-18;I.a 3:1-15;John 19:15.)
 
PROPERTY RIGHTS SECUREAll property is God's, entrustedtoindividuals as His vice regents. Man hasproperty in self, in rights
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estate. Govt'sfunction isto protect person and property. (Ex 20:15-17,22:3,30:15;Lev 27:30-33; Num 5:6-8;PI 24:1;1 Cor 10:26.) INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY(Freedom) Liberty is gift from God to be exercisedwithin His laws. Basic law of liberty is TenCommandments,Mt 22:37-40, and to beconscientious toward God.(Ex 20:2;John 8:36;Actl 24:16;Gal 5:13;1 Pet 2:18.) STEWARDSHIP (Free EnterprlH)God created mantoglorify Him
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to tendHis earth.Man isGod's steward;to befruitful,to fulfill God's dominion charter andto obey His workrules.(Gen 1:18; 3; Lev 27:30-33; Dt 25:4;Mt 8:21,33;25:14-20; Eph 8:5-9.) TAXATION(Confllcatlon) Taxation an instrument of social control;citizens made servants of State. Personalproperty progressively taxed to supportCaesar's excesses.(Lev 19:13;1 Sam 8:11- 18;1 KlngI21:1-19.)
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LICENSELiberty licensed by ~ajority; minority mustconform."Broad public policy" is "god;"constitutional guarantees.give way toconcensus and "divine right" of publicofficials.(2 Pet 2:17-19;Jude 4,5;Rev 17&18).COLLECTIVISM (Soclalllm)Materialism isworshipped.Govt controls production
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distribution.Man mustserve State, not God.Property a privilege conferred or cancelled by State.(Lk 12:13- 21;Rev 13:16-17.)

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