II Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”

I Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body:  so also is Christ.”

The Constitutional federation is analogous to Christianity because that is what the Founding Fathers understood.  There are many individual courses, but one unifying Biblical faith.  There are many members, but one body.  Such a structure is characterized by the richness of diversity of character combined with a unity of doctrinal-based common purpose.  The Founding Fathers saw a proper governmental structure in the same way.

The Federalist Papers explain that government must avoid the “perpetual vibration between the extremes of tyranny and anarchy.”  In order to do so, its structure must reconcile the “advantages of monarchy with those of republicanism.”

Diversity of character is preserved in a properly constructed government by creating it as an “assemblage of societies.”  “The proposed Constitution, so far from implying an abolition of the State governments, makes them constituent parts of the national sovereignty, by allowing them a direct representation in the Senate, and leaves in their possession certain exclusive and very important portions of sovereign power.”  The variation of such an assemblage provides a richness of diversity, but requires a unity of purpose to make it resilient and meaningful.

In the forefront of the Founder’s minds was common protection.  Thus, the government must be sufficiently unified “to such a degree of power as to be able to provide for the security of the united body” against internal and external threats.  This, and other common interests, could only be secured through unity.  “The federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular to the State legislatures.”

As an “assemblage of societies,” American Christians need to unify in purpose to wrestle back our nation to its Bible-based roots.  Our aggregate interests demand that we return to a foundation that embraces Christ instead of rejecting Him.  PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD UNIFY IN PURPOSE IN ORDER TO RETURN AMERICA TO ITS CHRISTIAN ROOTS.  Without sacrificing our individual character and the autonomy of the local church, we must promote our safety and security, prosperity and well-being.  Otherwise, our nation will continue towards the extremes of tyranny and anarchy against our aggregate interests.