Preamble to the Articles and the Law of God
We the People, that are the Church, the ekklesia, the called out of Christ, being convicted that truth is self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are the Right to the free practice of Faith, Hope and Charity, which is Religion, do strive to serve the Father by serving the children of God.
We the Servants of God the Creator, appointed by Jesus the Christ, the Messiah of Judea, the king of the Remnant of Israel, in order to maintain a separate and equal station, promoting the practice of Pure Religion, to form a more perfect Church, to insure domestic Tranquility by establishing Mercy and Justice in the hearts and minds of the People, to provide for a common brotherhood, to promote the general Welfare, and to bestow the Blessings of Liberty equally to ourselves and the Posterity of Mankind, knowing that to promote and preserve these divinely endowed rights and responsibilities, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the free and consensual offerings of the People, do ordain and establish ourselves to be in one Accord as His Holy Church in Spirit and in Truth.
We, therefore, Assembled in one Accord, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of YHWH, do hereby solemnly publish and declare, that His Holy Church is, and of Right, ought to be Free and Independent, with full faith and credit to the Crown of Christ, and that all political connection between us and the other nations of the world, is and ought to be dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent Body of Christ, we are under His Sovereignty, under one form of government, and authorized to do all other Acts and Things which His Independent Ecclesiastical State may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to our Creator, and to each other in Brotherhood and Love our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor and Pious Duty to Christ and to God the Father in Heaven.
There are Accords in the Free Church Report that are based on the principles of liberty and justice that have been passed down through the ages by the prophets of God who came to set men free. This Preamble like the preambles of other government documents sets the spirit, tone and purpose for those accords.
No institution can be formed and maintained by men devoid or lacking in virtue without taking away the freedom or liberty of some. Since, all men are sinners, some men must take up the slack of those who lack virtue from time to time. Christ was the only king in History that was willing to sacrifice all so that men might be saved as free souls under God. It is only right and just that those who profess His name follow in His ways.