Newsweek magazine, on Dec. 27, 1982, in an article entitled, “How the Bible Made America,” made this revealing statement, “historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our Founding document.”
To understand the core values of a nation, one must simply look to the beliefs set forth during its conception, and, in the case of America, during the transitional years of the American Revolution. Judge for yourself how far we have drifted from the original intent of early Americans. Consider the following below but first watch this quick clip: youtu.be/lLw3EG4od50
Then: If a proposed article for the Constitution was not supported by, or rooted in the Bible, it was not considered. In their early writings, many of the Founding Fathers quoted or referenced the Bible nearly four times more than any other source.
Now: Even though creation screams “Creator,” the Bible is mocked, ridiculed and discarded. To suggest that the universe was created by random chance and that humans came from primordial ooze is the height of arrogance. “Only fools say in their hearts, ‘There is no God'” (Ps. 14:1a, NLT).
Then: First introduced in 1766, William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws served as the legal reference for the Founding Fathers, as well as for many early American lawyers. Blackstone’s commentaries were deeply rooted in biblical principles. It’s been said that Blackstone was the first to use the phrase, “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.”
Now: “It is unconstitutional for students to see the Ten Commandments since they might read, meditate upon, respect or obey them” Stone v. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980).
Then: John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, said, “Unto Him who is the author and giver of all good, I render sincere and humble thanks for His manifold and unmerited blessings, and especially for our redemption and salvation by His beloved Son.”
Now: Students can’t pray in the name of Jesus during school graduation ceremonies, the military is removing the cross from many base churches and the courts are trying to eradicate God from all areas of life. God help us!
Then: Noah Webster, the Founding Father of American Scholarship and Education, said, “In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government, ought to be instructed ….”
Now: Many students are criticized when they read their Bibles in public, or at school. Christianity is challenged, mocked and ridiculed while most other beliefs are accepted and embraced. Sadly, in order to be politically correct, Noah Webster’s Scripture references have been withdrawn from recent editions.
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SOURCE: Charisma News