The American Experiment in Biblical GovernmentThe current conflict in American politics parallels the way Americans are
conflicted about the Bible. As we read the Bible, it doesn’t quite line up with
what we want to believe, so we imagine that the Bible really says something else.
That way we never have to confront our unbelief. Similarly, politicians want to
accomplish tasks that are clearly not authorized by the Constitution, so they call
the Constitution a “living document” that they and the courts can reinterpret to
the point of ignoring its plain meaning.