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SECESSIONS in the BIBLE
and HISTORY
A presentation by Dr Peter Hammond
Let My People Go!
“So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, ‘Thus
says the Lord God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to
humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may
serve Me.’” Exodus 10:3
The nation of Israel grew out of
secession from Egypt.
In the Bible, a nation is an ethnolinguistic
people group with a shared faith.
The Scriptures make it clear that the Hebrews remained
Hebrews, even after 480 years in Egypt.
They never became Egyptians.
We are not geographic accidents, but demographic descendants.
The Secession of the
Ten Northern Tribes
of Israel from Judah
and Benjamin
In 1 Kings 12, we read of
the secession of the ten
Northern tribes from the
United Kingdom of Israel.
After the reigns of
King Saul, King David
and King Solomon,
the United Kingdom
was divided when
Solomon’s son,
Rehoboam, foolishly
dismissed the wise counsel
of the elders who had
stood before his father,
Solomon.
Instead Rehoboam chose
to rather listen to the
irresponsible advice of
the young men who had
grown up with him.
As a result, he arrogantly
dismissed the petition
of his subjects and
threatened to tax them
even heavier and to
burden them with more
oppressive laws than
they had ever
experienced before.
“Now when all
Israel saw that
the king did not
listen to them, the
people answered
the king, saying:
‘What share
have we in
David? We have
no inheritance
in the son of
Jesse. To your
tents, O Israel!
Now, see to your
own house,
O David!’ So
Israel departed to
their tents.”
1 Kings 12:16
This is of the Lord
“So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to
this day… There was none who followed the house of David,
but the tribe of Judah only.” 1 Kings 12:19-20.
When king Rehoboam
assembled 180,000
warriors to fight against
the house of Israel
to restore
the United Kingdom,
God stopped them,
declaring that this
secession was
of Him.
You Shall
Not Fight
Against
your Brethren
“But the Word of God
came to Shemaiah the
man of God, saying,
‘Speak to Rehoboam the
son of Solomon, king of
Judah, to all the house of
Judah and Benjamin and
to the rest of the people,
saying, ‘Thus says the
Lord: ‘You shall not go up
nor fight against your
brethren the children of
Israel.
Let every man return to his house, for this thing is from Me.’
Therefore they obeyed the Word of the Lord, and turned back,
according to the Word of the Lord.” 1 Kings 12:22-24
The Scripture emphasises that all the families of the nations of the
earth are to sing the praises of the Creator in every language and
tongue.
“And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take
the scroll and to open its seals; for You were slain and have
redeemed us to God by Your Blood out of every tribe and
tongue and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9
a nation is
an ethnolinguistic people group
with a shared faith.
Confusion About What a Nation is
Unfortunately, many today are confused about the concept of
nations. This could be because there are a group of state
representatives in New York calling themselves
“the United Nations”.
Of course, most of them have no legitimacy at all.
The United Nations is the largest collection
of unelected dictators,
mass murderers,
drug traffickers
and human traffickers on the planet
Most of them are actually gangsters with flags.
“One Nation Under God, Indivisible…”
The United States deludes itself that it is “one nation under God
indivisible…” Why 50 states in a voluntary union should be
considered indivisible, seems incomprehensible to most of us. Yet,
Americans are expected to make this pledge on a regular basis.
Abraham Lincoln waged
a ruinous war
in which
over 650,000 people died
to preserve the union
of what was meant to be
a confederation.
Since that
War between the States
concluded in 1865,
America has become
more and more
centralised
with central government
overruling state
governments on such
matters as
legalised abortion
And
state mandated
education.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
When the Soviet Union (USSR) broke up, this was considered a
good thing and there was much rejoicing as Latvia, Lithuania,
Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and many others
seceded from the Union – the Soviet Union. It is a good thing for
freedom that the Soviet Union was not indivisible!
The Destructive Legacy of Versailles
There never was such a concept as Yugoslavia or
Czechoslovakia before the vindictive and destructive Versailles
Treaty of 1919 and those entities do not exist today either.
They were bad ideas from the beginning. Free and independent
nations have broken away from those empires.
Yugoslavia, meaning the land of the South Slavs, included
Slovenia and Croatia, who definitely are not Slavic,
but were formerly part of the Austrian empire
with Germanic language and culture.
However, the fragile political entity called Yugoslavia was
composed of six republics, five nationalities, four languages, three
major religions, two alphabets, but only one political party –
communist, from 1945 to 1989.
Another kaleidoscope nation created by the Versailles Treaty,
Czechoslovakia, did not long survive the fall of the Iron Curtain
and the withdrawal of Soviet armies of occupation.
In 1993, Slovakia seceded from Czechoslovakia,
peacefully after a referendum.
Successful Secessions in History -
Switzerland
Switzerland seceded from Austria in 1291.
Inspired by the story of expert marksman William Tell,
who refused to bow before the hat of Albrecht Gessler,
raised on a pole in the market square of Altdorf.
When William Tell
refused to bow,
Gessler’s cruel wrath,
mixed with a curiosity to
test William Tell’s
legendary
marksmanship,
commanded him to
shoot an apple off his
son’s head with his
crossbow bolt.
When William Tell succeeded in splitting an apple with his arrow,
saving the life of both his son and himself, Gessler asked why he
had readied two arrows.
William Tell stated that if he had missed with the first, then he
would not have missed with the second, in Gessler’s heart!
Enraged, Gessler had William Tell
arrested and taken by boat across
Lake Lucerne to Kussnacht, to
spend the rest of his life in a
dungeon.
A fierce storm enabled William Tell to escape to shore, where he
later ambushed and killed Gessler with an arrow, launching the
young confederacy’s secession from Austrian rule.
The first three cantons which formed the Swiss confederacy,
1291, were Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden. The oldest republic in
the world, Switzerland now consists of 26 cantons.
An Island of Peace on a Continent
Often Torn by War
Despite Switzerland occupying the crossroads of Germanic and
Romansh Europe, as reflected in its form of linguistic and cultural
regions, German, French, Italian and Romansh, its confederal,
decentralised, direct democracy policy of armed neutrality enabled
Switzerland to stay out of the ruinous world wars.
American Independence and
Magna Carta
The United States of America seceded from Great Britain in 1776.
Demanding their chartered rights as Englishmen under Magna
Carta of 1215, the thirteen colonies constitute themselves as the
United States of America with their Declaration of Independence,
4 July 1776.
They maintained that as the English government had failed to
protect them and provide their rights, as guaranteed by
Magna Carta, 1215, they were absolved of allegiance to the
British government in London.
Other Successful Secessions
Led by Prince William of Orange, the Netherlands seceded from
Spain, beginning in 1568.
Belgium seceded from the Netherlands in 1830.
Texas seceded from Mexico in 1836.
The Battle of the Alamo (23 February – 6 March 1836) was
a pivotal event in the war of independence for Texas.
The cruelty and arbitrary lawlessness of president Antonio Lopez
de Santa Anna,
led other Texans to rise up and defeat the Mexican Army
at the Battle of San Jacinto, 21 April 1836,
securing the independence of Texas from Mexico.
Texas seceded from Mexico in 1836.
Nicaragua seceded from Guatemala in 1838.
Norway seceded from Sweden in 1905.
Price Carl of Denmark
was unanimously elected King
by the Norwegian parliament,
the first king of a fully independent
Norway in 508 years.
He took the name Haakon VII.
A national referendum confirmed the people’s preference for a
monarchy over a republic and the peaceful separation of Norway
from Sweden was effected on 7 June 1905
Finland seceded from Russia in 1917.
In reaction to the Bolshevik Revolution, which was tearing Russia
apart, the Finns set up their own parliament which declared
independence from Russia, 6 December 1917.
The Republic of Ireland seceded from Great Britain in 1922.
The Republic of Ireland seceded from Great Britain in 1922.
Pakistan seceded from India in 1947.
Pakistan seceded from India in 1947.
Bangladesh
seceded from
Pakistan in 1971.
Taiwan seceded from China in 1949.
Singapore seceded from Malaysia in 1965.
Singapore has turned an unpromising island swamp into one of
the most potent economic powerhouses in Asia.
Namibia seceded from South Africa in 1990.
“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of
the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I
fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom
shall I be afraid… though an army may encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear; though war may arise against me,
in this I will be confident.” Psalm 27:1 – 3
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Secessions in the Bible and History

  • 1. SECESSIONS in the BIBLE and HISTORY A presentation by Dr Peter Hammond
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  • 3. Let My People Go! “So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.’” Exodus 10:3
  • 4. The nation of Israel grew out of secession from Egypt.
  • 5. In the Bible, a nation is an ethnolinguistic people group with a shared faith.
  • 6. The Scriptures make it clear that the Hebrews remained Hebrews, even after 480 years in Egypt. They never became Egyptians.
  • 7. We are not geographic accidents, but demographic descendants.
  • 8. The Secession of the Ten Northern Tribes of Israel from Judah and Benjamin In 1 Kings 12, we read of the secession of the ten Northern tribes from the United Kingdom of Israel.
  • 9. After the reigns of King Saul, King David and King Solomon, the United Kingdom was divided when Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, foolishly dismissed the wise counsel of the elders who had stood before his father, Solomon.
  • 10. Instead Rehoboam chose to rather listen to the irresponsible advice of the young men who had grown up with him. As a result, he arrogantly dismissed the petition of his subjects and threatened to tax them even heavier and to burden them with more oppressive laws than they had ever experienced before.
  • 11. “Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying: ‘What share have we in David? We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse. To your tents, O Israel! Now, see to your own house, O David!’ So Israel departed to their tents.” 1 Kings 12:16
  • 12. This is of the Lord “So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day… There was none who followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.” 1 Kings 12:19-20.
  • 13. When king Rehoboam assembled 180,000 warriors to fight against the house of Israel to restore the United Kingdom, God stopped them, declaring that this secession was of Him.
  • 14. You Shall Not Fight Against your Brethren “But the Word of God came to Shemaiah the man of God, saying, ‘Speak to Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, to all the house of Judah and Benjamin and to the rest of the people, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not go up nor fight against your brethren the children of Israel.
  • 15. Let every man return to his house, for this thing is from Me.’ Therefore they obeyed the Word of the Lord, and turned back, according to the Word of the Lord.” 1 Kings 12:22-24
  • 16. The Scripture emphasises that all the families of the nations of the earth are to sing the praises of the Creator in every language and tongue.
  • 17. “And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals; for You were slain and have redeemed us to God by Your Blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.” Revelation 5:9
  • 18. a nation is an ethnolinguistic people group with a shared faith.
  • 19. Confusion About What a Nation is Unfortunately, many today are confused about the concept of nations. This could be because there are a group of state representatives in New York calling themselves “the United Nations”.
  • 20. Of course, most of them have no legitimacy at all.
  • 21. The United Nations is the largest collection of unelected dictators,
  • 24. and human traffickers on the planet
  • 25. Most of them are actually gangsters with flags.
  • 26. “One Nation Under God, Indivisible…” The United States deludes itself that it is “one nation under God indivisible…” Why 50 states in a voluntary union should be considered indivisible, seems incomprehensible to most of us. Yet, Americans are expected to make this pledge on a regular basis.
  • 27. Abraham Lincoln waged a ruinous war in which over 650,000 people died to preserve the union of what was meant to be a confederation.
  • 28. Since that War between the States concluded in 1865, America has become more and more centralised with central government overruling state governments on such matters as legalised abortion And state mandated education.
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  • 30. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics When the Soviet Union (USSR) broke up, this was considered a good thing and there was much rejoicing as Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia and many others seceded from the Union – the Soviet Union. It is a good thing for freedom that the Soviet Union was not indivisible!
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  • 35. The Destructive Legacy of Versailles
  • 36. There never was such a concept as Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia before the vindictive and destructive Versailles Treaty of 1919 and those entities do not exist today either.
  • 37. They were bad ideas from the beginning. Free and independent nations have broken away from those empires.
  • 38. Yugoslavia, meaning the land of the South Slavs, included Slovenia and Croatia, who definitely are not Slavic, but were formerly part of the Austrian empire with Germanic language and culture.
  • 39. However, the fragile political entity called Yugoslavia was composed of six republics, five nationalities, four languages, three major religions, two alphabets, but only one political party – communist, from 1945 to 1989.
  • 40. Another kaleidoscope nation created by the Versailles Treaty, Czechoslovakia, did not long survive the fall of the Iron Curtain and the withdrawal of Soviet armies of occupation.
  • 41. In 1993, Slovakia seceded from Czechoslovakia, peacefully after a referendum.
  • 42. Successful Secessions in History - Switzerland Switzerland seceded from Austria in 1291.
  • 43. Inspired by the story of expert marksman William Tell, who refused to bow before the hat of Albrecht Gessler, raised on a pole in the market square of Altdorf.
  • 44. When William Tell refused to bow, Gessler’s cruel wrath, mixed with a curiosity to test William Tell’s legendary marksmanship, commanded him to shoot an apple off his son’s head with his crossbow bolt.
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  • 47. When William Tell succeeded in splitting an apple with his arrow, saving the life of both his son and himself, Gessler asked why he had readied two arrows.
  • 48. William Tell stated that if he had missed with the first, then he would not have missed with the second, in Gessler’s heart!
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  • 50. Enraged, Gessler had William Tell arrested and taken by boat across Lake Lucerne to Kussnacht, to spend the rest of his life in a dungeon.
  • 51. A fierce storm enabled William Tell to escape to shore, where he later ambushed and killed Gessler with an arrow, launching the young confederacy’s secession from Austrian rule.
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  • 54. The first three cantons which formed the Swiss confederacy, 1291, were Schwyz, Uri and Unterwalden. The oldest republic in the world, Switzerland now consists of 26 cantons.
  • 55. An Island of Peace on a Continent Often Torn by War Despite Switzerland occupying the crossroads of Germanic and Romansh Europe, as reflected in its form of linguistic and cultural regions, German, French, Italian and Romansh, its confederal, decentralised, direct democracy policy of armed neutrality enabled Switzerland to stay out of the ruinous world wars.
  • 56. American Independence and Magna Carta The United States of America seceded from Great Britain in 1776. Demanding their chartered rights as Englishmen under Magna Carta of 1215, the thirteen colonies constitute themselves as the United States of America with their Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776.
  • 57. They maintained that as the English government had failed to protect them and provide their rights, as guaranteed by Magna Carta, 1215, they were absolved of allegiance to the British government in London.
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  • 59. Other Successful Secessions Led by Prince William of Orange, the Netherlands seceded from Spain, beginning in 1568.
  • 60. Belgium seceded from the Netherlands in 1830.
  • 61. Texas seceded from Mexico in 1836.
  • 62. The Battle of the Alamo (23 February – 6 March 1836) was a pivotal event in the war of independence for Texas.
  • 63. The cruelty and arbitrary lawlessness of president Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna,
  • 64. led other Texans to rise up and defeat the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, 21 April 1836, securing the independence of Texas from Mexico.
  • 65. Texas seceded from Mexico in 1836.
  • 66. Nicaragua seceded from Guatemala in 1838.
  • 67. Norway seceded from Sweden in 1905.
  • 68. Price Carl of Denmark was unanimously elected King by the Norwegian parliament, the first king of a fully independent Norway in 508 years. He took the name Haakon VII.
  • 69. A national referendum confirmed the people’s preference for a monarchy over a republic and the peaceful separation of Norway from Sweden was effected on 7 June 1905
  • 70. Finland seceded from Russia in 1917.
  • 71. In reaction to the Bolshevik Revolution, which was tearing Russia apart, the Finns set up their own parliament which declared independence from Russia, 6 December 1917.
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  • 73. The Republic of Ireland seceded from Great Britain in 1922.
  • 74. The Republic of Ireland seceded from Great Britain in 1922.
  • 75. Pakistan seceded from India in 1947.
  • 76. Pakistan seceded from India in 1947.
  • 78. Taiwan seceded from China in 1949.
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  • 80. Singapore seceded from Malaysia in 1965.
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  • 82. Singapore has turned an unpromising island swamp into one of the most potent economic powerhouses in Asia.
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  • 84. Namibia seceded from South Africa in 1990.
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  • 86. “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
  • 87. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid… though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may arise against me, in this I will be confident.” Psalm 27:1 – 3
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  • 91. FRONTLINE FELLOWSHIP PO Box 74 Newlands, 7725 Cape Town South Africa Mission@Frontline.org.za www.FrontlineMissionSA.org Dr. Peter Hammond

Editor's Notes

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