Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sharia Law in the U.S.?

You're probably aware that last Tuesday, Oklahomans overwhelmingly voted for a proposition that would bar judges from considering Islamic (Sharia) law in their decisions. It evidently seemed reasonable to them that a system of justice cannot operate consistently under two competing systems of law.

Now a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the law, which has a good chance of becoming permanent. So, America could officially have one court system functioning in terms of two different law systems -- one Islamic, and the other humanistic (with vestiges of Christian influence).

Isn't it comforting to know that Islamic terrorists and other criminals could have the luxury of pleading that their actions are in accord with the law of their god?

Well, dust off your copies of The World Under God's Law, Theonomy in Christian Ethics and Institutes of Biblical Law. Let's insist that Christians have the right to live under God's law as found in Holy Scripture.

The manifest superiority of God's Law as given to Moses was to serve as a testimony to the surrounding nations. If Israel would only follow it, it would win out over its competitors in the marketplace of ideas.

Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. (Deuteronomy 4:5-6)

So, if America is going to have two ungodly law systems, we might as well introduce the one and only godly law system to compete alongside them.

1 comment:

The Warrior said...

Yeah, I heard about that, but hadn't blogged it yet. Since your analysis is so good, I'll link you instead.

I can hardly believe that this is even being discussed here in America. Then I'm reminded of who the elite is....

I guess the logical question is: what is next?