The history of John Locke! A man with a huge political influence. John Locke today is called a deist by most liberal elites who know better. He never was that kind of man, but a Christian.
Not only was Mr. Locke considered a ‘theologian’ in his day and by previous generations prior to the twentieth century, he wrote a commentary on Paul’s epistles and compiled a topical bible, which he called a common place–book to the holy bible. He listed the verses in the bible, subject by subject. And further, when anti-Christians attacked his stance on Christianity, he wrote and published a book entitled, “The Reasonableness of Christianity.” And finally when he was attacked for defending Christianity, he wrote another book entitled, “A Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity.” And again writing yet another book in defense of Christianity with a published work, entitled, “A Second Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity.” And it shouldn’t be a ‘no wonder’ that previous generations considered him a theologian and never a deist.
But more importantly the founders’ philosophy in the ‘Declaration of Independence’ was profoundly influenced and practically came straight from John Locke’s work entitled, “The Two Treatises of Civil Government.”
And in fact, Richard Henry Lee declared that, “‘The Declaration of Independence’ itself was copied from John Locke’s own treatise on government.” This treatise on government actually refers to the Bible some 1,500 times!
From a 10 year research project of some 15,000 writings analyzed it was found that 34% of all documented quotes in all the founding constitutional documents were taken directly from the Bible. For example! The ‘Separation of Powers’ itself was taken from Jeremiah 17:9 in the Old Testament of the Bible! Now consider where our immigration laws came from for our Republic in the Constitution in Article 1, Section 8, entitled, ‘Uniform Immigration Laws.’ It was taken from Leviticus 19:34 of the Old Testament of the Bible! Moreover, regarding the qualification of the President of the United States in Article 2, Section 1 the President must be a natural-born citizen as taken from Deuteronomy 17:15 in the Old Testament. What is the status of our President today on this regard. A people will rise up and right a wrong that will restore this Republic.
And finally the three branches of our American government for purposes of checks and balances that actually came from Isaiah 33:22 of the Old Testament in the Bible!
“The Pulpit of the American Revolution” 1860
“The Patriot Preachers of the American Revolution,” 1860.
“The chaplains and clergy of the American Revolution,” 1861.
“Role of Pastors & Christians in Civil Government,” by David Barton.
Hundreds of published sermons supporting actual events of the Revolution.
John Locke’s published books and works.