The Bible does not mention timely trials, but they are intrinsic in Yahweh’s
juridical system. The factthat Yahweh’s law does not provide for jails or prisons, except as the means to hold suspects for trial(Numbers 15:34), is an inherent demand for swift litigation.Entitlement to a quick trial originates with Yahweh and is seldom attainable under non-biblical juridicalsystems, even as provided by the United States Constitution. The United States court system is a viciouscycle that cannot be remedied.Because America is awash with “laws” (“More than 40,000 laws have been enacted by state legislaturesin the past year  … according to the National Conference of State Legislatures ... which providesan annual round-up of such laws.”
), criminalizing nearly everyone, and because today’s non-biblical judicial system provides, at best, inconsistent deterrents to criminals and perjurers, the courts are floodedwith cases, making it impossible for expeditious adjudication. When justice is not carried out quickly,criminals are encouraged in their villainy:
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them [given fully,
] to do evil. (Ecclesiastes 8:11)
The combination of countless laws, minimal deterrence, and delayed and protracted trials means morecriminals. The more criminals, the more burdened the courts, and the more burdened the courts, theslower justice, and the slower justice, the less deterrence, and the less deterrence, the more criminals, andthe more criminals, the more flooded the courts... It is a never-ending degenerative cycle, which also provides for bail and plea-bargaining opportunities, both of which put even more criminals back on thestreets. (See Chapter 17, which addresses Amendment 8, for more regarding the unbiblical provision for bail.)Today’s appellate system, which allows criminals’ numerous appeals, sometimes spanning years,exacerbates the problem. For example, it took ten years to finally put Ted Bundy,
arguably America’smost notorious serial sexual murderer, to death. By the time a criminal like Bundy is put to death, thedeterrent is all but lost upon the generation most familiar with the case. Thus more criminals, more courtcases, more delayed justice, less deterrence, more criminals – and society morally collapses.Under biblical government, because of fewer laws and greater deterrence, far fewer criminals exist.Furthermore, all apprehended capital criminals are immediately brought to trial and, if found guilty,immediately and publically executed.
If a person is found guilty of a non-capital crime, he is required toimmediately pay two to five times restitution to the injured party, depending on the nature of the offense.If the convicted criminal cannot pay the required restitution, he is immediately put into indenturedservitude until his debt has been paid off.
(See Chapter 22, which addresses Amendment 13, for moreregarding the biblical requirement for indentured servitude.) Under Yahweh’s judicial system, therewould be virtually no one to imprison, eliminating the need for a tax-subsidized prison complex.
Ironically, many Christians still prefer man’s government over Yahweh’s. When will Christians
acceptthat Yahweh knows best and that His laws are perfect for all facets of life?
The “right” to a public trial has roots in the Bible. In ancient Israel, trials were held at the main entranceof every city and town:
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which
thy God giveth thee,throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. (Deuteronomy 16:18)Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment [justice,
] in the gate…. (Amos5:15)