Thursday, February 4, 2010

"Religion: An Inescapable Concept" (Gary DeMar)

"All law, even law as it developed in pagan societies, is based on a belief that some god or god-force is behind it all. Consider the Code of Hammurabi. A stone tablet that depicts the Babylonian ruler Hammurabi, who ruled Babylon from 1792 to 1750 B.C., is shown receiving the law from the god Marduk.

"Babylonian law, like all law, is inherently religious (Dan. 1–3). Even religions like Buddhism and Hinduism, belief systems that do not affirm a personal god, claim that something greater than man is keeping ethical score. Shintoism, the national religion of Japan, was originally a form of nature worship that stressed the supremacy of the sun goddess and the divine descent of the emperor. Again, law is of divine origin; it is law because the gods say it is law."

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(Disclaimer: Although American Vision itself doesn't promote thedangerous Federal Vision heresy, it does promote the works of some influential Federal Vision proponents, such as Douglas Wilson and James Jordan. Whether or not any of their particular works sold by American Vision promote Federal Vision theology, Wilson and Jordan are extremely dangerous, and American Vision should warn about them [see Romans 16:17-18].)

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