Mons Yennock: ON NATURAL LAW

Jul 25, 2015

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

NATURAL LAW

JULY 5, 2015

JESUS WAS AMAZED AT THE LACK OF FAITH IN THE PEOPLE OF HIS HOMETOWN. HE WAS ALMOST SADDENED THAT THEY WERE NOT OPEN TO THE TRUTH OF GOD. I WONDER WHAT JESUS WOULD SAY TODAY IF HE WERE TO WITNESS THE LACK OF FAITH IN SOME OF OUR PUBLIC FIGURES.

SOME OF OUR LEADERS IN GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDIA ARE BLIND TO THE EXISTENCE OF A HIGHER POWER WHO CREATED THE UNIVERSE THEY ARE BLIND TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PHYSICAL AND MORAL LAWS THAT GOD DESIGNED FOR OUR PROTECTION.

WE STAND IN AWE AT THE PHYSICAL LAWS THAT GOVERN THE MOVEMENT OF THE SUN, THE MOON, THE EARTH AND OTHER PLANETS THAT ARE HURLING THROUGH THE UNIVERSE AT INCREDIBLE SPEEDS.

IF ALL OF THOSE CELESTIAL BODIES DID NOT OBEY PHYSICAL LAWS THE PLANET WE LIVE ON WOULD HAVE BEEN DESTROYED MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO. THANK GOD PLANETS DO NOT HAVE FREE WILL. THEY MUST OBEY THE PHYSICAL LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE.  

BUT HUMAN BEINGS DO HAVE FREE WILL. THE SAME GOD WHO DESIGNED PHYSICAL LAWS FOR THE MATERIAL CREATURES THAT DO NOT HAVE FREEWILL, ALSO DESIGNED MORAL LAWS FOR HUMAN BEINGS WHO HAVE FREEWILL AND ARE FREE TO MAKE CHOICES TO BENEFIT THEMSELVES AND OTHER HUMAN BEINGS. THESE ARE CALLED NATURAL LAWS. THEY ARE A PART OF THE VERY FABRIC OF HUMAN NATURE.

OUR FOUNDING FATHERS CALLED THESE NATURAL LAWS SELF-EVIDENT TRUTHS. THESE NATURAL LAWS ALLOW US TO FREELY PURSUE LIFE, LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS.

WHEN GOVERNMENTS AND MEDIA DO NOT RESPECT NATURAL LAWS ALL FREEDOMS ARE ENDANGERED ESPECIALLY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. THE TWENTIETH CENTURY IS A WITNESS TO THAT HORROR. 

JUNE 19 WAS THE 800TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE MAGNA CARTA IN ENGLAND. THE MAGNA CARTA, THE GREAT CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS WAS DRAWN UP TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE AGAINST THE ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT POWER SPECIFICALLY THE POWER OF KING JOHN OF ENGLAND.

KING JOHN WAS DENYING TO THE PEOPLE THEIR NATURAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS ESPECIALLY RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. IN FACT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM WAS THE VERY FIRST RIGHT MENTIONED IN THE MAGNA CARTA. THIS IS HOW IT READ: “THAT THE ENGLISH CHURCH SHALL BE FREE AND SHALL HAVE ITS RIGHTS UDIMINISHED AND ITS LIBERTIES UNIMPAIRED”.

IT IS INTERESTING THAT THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF OUR CONSTITUTION COVERS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. IT IS A MATTER OF HISTORY THAT THE MAGNA CARTA IS ONE OF THE EARLIEST ANCESTORS OF THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE CONSTITUTION.

OUR DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE WENT FAR BEYOND THE MAGNA CARTA. OUR DECLARATION OF FREEDOM SAYS THAT OUR RIGHTS COME FROM GOD, NOT THE GOVERNMENT.THESE RIGHTS ARE INALIENABLE WHICH MEANS THAT NO GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE AWAY THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE. 

LAST FEBRUARY CHRIS CUOMO. ON CNN’S NEW DAY HAD AN INTERIEW WITH ALABAMA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ROY MOORE.  JUDGE MOORE SAID, "OUR RIGHTS CONTAINED IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS DO NOT COME FROM THE CONSTITUTION, THEY COME FROM GOD." CUOMO REPLIED, "OUR LAWS DO NOT COME FROM GOD, YOUR HONOR, AND YOU KNOW THAT. THEY COME FROM MAN."

THANK GOD OUR RIGHTS DO NOT COME FROM CHRIS CUOMO OR FROM ANY OTHER MAN OR GOVERNMENT. HUMAN BEINGS ARE EXCEPTIONAL PRECISELY BECAUSE WE HAVE INALIENABLE RIGHTS THAT COME FROM GOD. NO GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD HAS THE RIGHT TO TAKE THEM AWAY FROM US. THAT’S WHAT THE FOURTH OF JULY IS ABOUT.

WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY WE ARE REALLY CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE NATURAL LAW.

THE DELEGATES IN PHILADELPHIA WHO ADOPTED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE BASED THEIR RIGHT TO INDEPENDENCE ON WHAT THEY CALLED: “THE LAWS OF NATURE AND NATURE’S GOD.”

A PROFESSOR OF LAW AT DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY DEFINES NATURAL LAW IN THIS WAY. HE SAYS: “GOD IN CREATING THE UNIVERSE IMPLANTED IN THE NATURE OF MAN A BODY OF LAW TO WHICH ALL HUMAN BEINGS ARE SUBJECT. THIS LAW IS SUPERIOR TO MAN MADE LAW AND IS KNOWABLE BY HUMAN REASON.”

THIS CONCEPT OF NATURAL LAW HAS BEEN THE BASIS OF ALL CIVIL AND CHURCH LAW NOT ONLY IN AMERICA, BUT IN ALL OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS.

EVEN THE PAGAN PHILOSOPHERS WHO LIVED BEFORE CHRIST HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THE NATURAL LAW. CICERO ACTUALLY SAID:”IT IS A SIN TO TRY TO ALTER THIS LAW; AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ABOLISH IT ENTIRELY.  CICERO WENT SO FAR AS TO SAY THIS: “WHOEVER IS DISOBEDIENT TO THE NATURAL LAW IS FLEEING FROM HIMSELF AND DENYING HIS HUMAN NATURE.

LAST WEEK THE SUPREME COURT HANDED DOWN ITS DECISION ABOUT SAME SEX MARRIAGE. FIVE UNELECTED JUDGES MADE A DECISION THAT SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS LAWFUL IN ALL 50 STATES.

FIVE UNELECTED JUDGES IMPOSED THEIR PERSONAL JUDGEMENT ON THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. FIVE UNELECTED JUDGES TURNED BACK 5000 YEARS OF HISTORY IN ONE DECISION THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THEIR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS.

IN 2015 THE SUPREME COURT USED RAW JUDICIAL POWER TO IMPOSE REDEFINITION OF MARRIAGE ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE JUST AS THE SUPREME COURT USED RAW JUDCIAL POWER TO IMPOSE ABORTION ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN 1973. IN BOTH INSTANCES THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE CONSTITUTION TO JUSTIFY WHAT THEY DECIDED.  

 

THE FIVE JUSTICES DID NOT BASE THEIR DECISION ON NATURAL LAW EVEN THOUGH THE PAGAN PHILOSOPHERS, THE FATHERS OF THE CHURCH, AND THE FOUNDING FATHERS OF OUR COUNTRY WOULD ALL AGREE THAT THE MARRIAGE OF A MAN WITH A MAN AND A WOMAN WITH A WOMAN VIOLATES THE NATURAL LAW.

NATURAL LAW SAYS A TREE IS A TREE, A DOG IS A DOG, A CAT IS A CAT, A WOMAN IS A WOMAN, AND A MAN IS A MAN. AND MARRIAGE IS A LIFELONG EXCLUSIVE UNION BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN OPEN TO PROCREATION AND THE RAISING OF CHILDREN.

“THE SUPREME COURT CAN NO MORE REPEAL THE LAWS OF NATURE AND NATURE’S GOD ON MARRIAGE THAN IT CAN REPEALTHE LAW OF GRAVITY”. BY GOING AGAINST NATURAL LAW THEY HAVE CREATED A CULTURAL TSUNAMI.

ALVEDA KING, THE NIECE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING SAID: "IN THE END, NATURAL LAW, GOD'S LAW WILL ALWAYS TRUMP COMMON LAW. DO NOT FEAR OR BE CONFUSED OR DECEIVED. REMAIN PRAYERFUL. KEEP LOOKING UP. GOD WILL HAVE THE FINAL WORD IN THIS MATTER.” THIS WAS WISE ADVICE.

JESUS WAS AMAZED AT THE LACK OF FAITH IN THE PEOPLE IN HIS HOMETOWN. FAITH IS WHAT PERMITS GOD TO CONSOLE OUR HEARTS, CALM OUR FEARS AND PRESERVE OUR JOY IN THE MIDST OF PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES THAT MAY TAKE MONTHS OR YEARS TO RESOLVE.

PRAY THAT ALL MEN AND WOMEN OF FAITH WILL CONTINUE TO RESPECT NATURAL LAW. PRAY THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD REVERSING THIS DECISION JUST AS THEY ARE WORKING TO REVERSE ROE VS. WADE.

THESE ARE DISHEARTENING DECISIONS, TO BE SURE, BUT WE WILL NOT LET A COURT'S WRONGFUL DECISION DEFINE US. 

SO WHAT DO WE DO?  WE WILL OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MAN. WE CONTINUE TO PUT FORTH OUR POINT OF VIEW INTELLIGENTLY, INVITINGLY, AND NON-VIOLENTLY, LOVING OUR OPPONENTS AND REACHING OUT TO THOSE WITH WHOM WE DISAGREE.

WE TAKE A DEEP BREATH, PREPARING FOR WHAT COULD BE SOME AGGRESSION FROM THE MEDIA AND FROM OUR FRIENDS. BUT WE TAKE COURAGE FROM A GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US. THE CHURCH HAS FACED THIS SORT OF THING BEFORE—AND WE’RE STILL STANDING.

THE FOURTH OF JULY IS A REMINDER THAT GOD WILL NOT BE MOCKED.

 

 

 

 

 

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