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Title: I Pledge


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I Pledge
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One Nation, Under God
  • Israel Unique in Origin
  • Descendents of one man
  • Result of a promise (Gen 121-2)
  • Miraculous Establishment
  • Plagues, Red Sea, Sinai, Jericho
  • If God made a nation?

3
One Nation, Under God
  • Unique in Government
  • Only true theocracy in history
  • God spoke directly to Israels leaders
  • Moses
  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Kings
  • Priests

4
One Nation, Under God
  • Unique in Law
  • Written by God (Ex 3118)
  • All areas of the law from God
  • Civil, Criminal, Family, Contract
  • Real Estate, Tax, Labor, Welfare
  • Priests were law professors (Deut 178-13)
  • Smallest law in history

5
One Nation, Under God
  • Unique in Religion
  • A new religion
  • A religion just for them
  • No separation of church and state
  • Unique in Fortune
  • Dependent on good citizenship (Deut 28)

6
One Nation, Under God
  • Unique in Foreign Policy
  • Law designed to keep them separate
  • No intermarriage (Deut 73)
  • Restricted commerce (Neh 1315-22)
  • Limited treaties (Deut 72)
  • Naturalization required conversion
  • (Ex 1248-49)

7
One Nation, Under God
  • Unique in Holiness
  • Gods special people (Deut 76-8)
  • But not his only people
  • Set apart for special attention
  • Be holy for I am holy (Lev 2026)

8
One Nation, Under God
  • Americas Origin
  • Oppressive monarchy
  • God-fearing founders
  • firm reliance on Divine Providence
  • Americas Government
  • Democracy
  • Israel only voted once (I Sam 84-7)

9
One Nation, Under God
  • Americas Law
  • Legal in America, Not in Israel
  • Homosexuality (Lev 2013)
  • Prostitution (Lev 219)
  • Cursing your parents (Ex 2117)
  • Fortune telling (Lev 2017)
  • Adultery Fornication (Lev 2010 Ex 2216)
  • Credit cards (Deut 2320)
  • Tax brackets over 10 (Lev 2730)
  • Cursing a politician (Ex 2228)
  • Working on Saturday (Ex 3114)

10
One Nation, Under God
  • Americas Law
  • Legal in Israel, Not in America
  • Slavery (Ex 212)
  • Selling your daughters (Ex 217)
  • Retirement at 50 (Num 823-26)
  • Excuses from military service (Deut 205-8)
  • Beatings (Deut 251-3)
  • Remember where each law came from

11
One Nation, Under God
  • Americas Religion
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Amendment 1
  • Israel had no such freedom
  • Commandment 1 (Ex 203)
  • Falling away meant death (Deut 614-15)
  • Privilege of Religion
  • Israels half of the contract (Ex 193-8)

12
One Nation, Under God
  • Americas Fortune
  • No guarantees
  • Success is not a commendation
  • Babylon, Assyria, Greece, Rome
  • Others poverty is not a condemnation
  • Americas Foreign Policy
  • Trade, treaties, marriage, war

13
One Nation, Under God
  • Americas Holiness
  • God wants all people
  • Acts 1730 all men everywhere
  • 2 Pet 39 wishingfor all
  • America is not Gods people
  • ALL nations have been blessed

14
One Nation, Under God
  • Conclusion
  • Appreciate Israel
  • See America in the mirror of Gods word
  • Blessed or cursed with a democracy
  • Godliness not required
  • When we pledge to God
  • Lives, fortunes, sacred honor
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