Defending the biblical worldview within American government

ELLISBookCoverNEW BOOK by Jenna Ellis, constitutional law attorney and professor: “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution: A Guide for Christians to Understand America’s Constitutional Crisis

America is in the midst of a cultural and constitutional law crisis that began more than sixty years ago and was further exacerbated by the 2015 Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision. How did we become a culture that lacks objective morality and embraces secular ideas, hinging on the majority whim of nine justices? How do we get back to being a biblically moral, upright society and recognizing the U.S. Constitution as supreme law of the land?

In The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution, Jenna Ellis makes a compelling case for the true roots of America’s Founding Documents in objective morality and how our system of government is founded upon the Christian worldview and God’s unchanging law, not a secular humanist worldview. She provides a unique perspective of the Founding Fathers as lawyers and how they understood the legitimate authority of biblical truth and appealed directly to God’s law for the foundation of America.

Weaving together the legal history and underpinning worldview shifts in American culture, Ellis advocates how Christians must change the basic reasoning of our appeal and effectively engage our culture. Finally, she proposes the solution to reclaim objective, biblical morality in law that the Founders themselves provided for through Article V of the U.S. Constitution.

This book is for every Christian who seeks to understand the times and our constitutional and cultural crisis.

“Throughout, Ellis provides fascinating insights into what the Founders really meant–and what the Founding Documents should mean for us today.” –Nancy Pearcey, author of ‘Total Truth’ and ‘Finding Truth’

“Jenna Ellis has written a masterful book providing a foundation for the basic principle that all law is based in someone’s morality. The question becomes, whose morality was intended by the Founders? This is an important question for America today…” –David Gibbs, III, president of National Center for Life & Liberty

“Jenna Ellis has provided an excellent, step-by-step overview of the Constitution’s call for biblical morality, how court decisions have, over the past 60 years, eroded that call, and how we can effectively engage our system of government to renew within it the Judeo-Christian worldview our nation was founded upon.” Frank Peretti, Best-selling author of ‘This Present Darkness’ and ‘The Oath’

“At a time in our nation where basic concepts of freedom and liberty are being re-imagined and re-defined, Jenna Ellis provides a timely and helpful exploration of ‘why law and what law’ against a rapidly changing cultural landscape. –Kerri Kupec, Legal Communications Director, Alliance Defending Freedom

“Well-written, easy to read, full of good information and explanation that the average American just does not know. This book will be a good reference for the Christian perspective of how our government works and where the flash points of conflict arise. I love the way Jenna Ellis keeps going back to worldview foundations.” –Dr. William Brown, Senior Fellow for Worldview and Culture, The Colson Center for Christian Worldview


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    Robert Cox - May 27, 2016, 3:00 pm

    I am so grateful I have discovered you today. Your presentation on YouTube was wonderful. Are used to think when Abraham Lincoln open his speech at Gettysburg with the words “four score and seven years ago…” That that’s just the way people spoke back then. Abraham Lincoln if his audience a mess equation to figure out. His speech was 78 years after the Declaration of Independence. God bless you young lady and I wanted to share this with me but I discovered and maybe you have already seen. What’s again thank you so very much!
    Fragment on the Constitution
    and the Union Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)
    is never appeared in Lincoln’s public speeches, but it is possible that he composed it while writing his First Inaugural Address. It draws upon the King James translation of Proverbs 25:11—“A word tly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver”—to describe the relationship between the principles of the Declaration and the purpose of the Constitution.
    January 1861 All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. ere is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. at
    something, is the principle of “Liberty to all”—the principle that clears the 5 path for all—gives hope to all—and, by consequence, enterprise, and industry
    to all.
    e expression of that principle, in our Declaration of Independence, was most happy, and fortunate. Without this, as well as with it, we could have declared our independence of Great Britain; but without it, we could not, 10 I think, have secured our free government, and consequent prosperity. No oppressed, people will ght, and endure, as our fathers did, without the promise
    of something better, than a mere change of masters.
    e assertion of that principle, at that time, was the word, “ tly spoken” which
    has proved an “apple of gold” to us. e Union, and the Constitution, are the 15 picture of silver, subsequently framed around it. e picture was made, not
    to conceal, or destroy the apple; but to adorn, and preserve it. e picture was made for the apple—not the apple for the picture. So let us act, that neither picture, or apple shall ever be blurred, or bruised or broken.
    at we may so act, we must study, and understand the points of danger.
    Abraham Lincoln, “Fragment on the Constitution and the Union,” January 1861, in Roy P. Basler, ed., e Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 4 (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Uni- versity Press, 1953), 168–69. Reprinted with the permission of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Spring eld, IL.

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