Magna Carta: Cornerstone of Modern Freedom

What does secular humanism offer us? "You came from nothing! You are going nowhere! Life is meaningless!" From goo to the zoo to you, from mud to monkeys to man. No ultimate standards of right and wrong. Those who reject God and His Law have no objective basis for justice. If one rejects Creation and the Law of the Creator then social and moral chaos is inevitable. Situation ethics and relativism have led to lawlessness, tearing families and communities apart. We need to return to God's Law of perfect Liberty. This year marks the 800th anniversary of the proclamation of Magna Carta. Magna Carta was the first Statute, the first written restriction on the powers of government. It was signed by King John at Runnymede, June 15, 1215, and recognized foundational Scriptural principles: Justice must not be sold, delayed, or denied; no taxes may be levied without the consent of representatives of those being taxed; no one may be imprisoned without a fair trial by a jury of their peers; property must not be taken from any owner without just compensation. Religious freedom is foundational and must remain inviolable, with all "its rights undiminished and its liberties unimpaired." Magna Carta is recognized as the grandfather of all Bills of Rights. It was the inspiration for the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the model for the English Bill of Rights of 1689; and for the Bill of Rights of the United States of America. Lord Denning described Magna Carta as "the greatest Constitutional document of all times – the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot."

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