After World War II, the leaders of the Nazi regime were prosecuted for â€ścrimes against humanity.â€ť At the Nuremberg trials, the Nazis cleverly argued that it was improper to prosecute them for actions that were legal in their own law, and for which they were only following orders.
However, the International Military Tribunal did not buy it. The Nazi defendants were found guilty of violating a higher lawâ€”the so-called natural law, to which all nations are equally subject. And so it is that all legitimate laws flow from the same divine source.
The Founders of the American republic knew this well. We see it in the Declaration of Independence: â€śWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these areâ€”life.
Dr. D. James Kennedy expands, in his message: â€śLife: An Inalienable Right.â€ť
Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), founder of Truth In Action Ministries, was perhaps the â€śmost listened-to Presbyterian minister in historyâ€ť because of the outreach of pulpit through television and radio. For 48 years, Dr. Kennedy served as the senior pastor of Coral Ridge...