- Mayflower Compact, 1620: “In the name of God, Amen, We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland….having undertaken for the Glory of God and Advancement of the Christian Faith…” You won’t find these words history in public school textbooks today! Might be offensive to someone! Might step on someone’s toes! Might violate someone’s rights! REALLY?! Maybe it needs to offend and violate what are some “perceived” rights!
- Our pledge of allegiance: “I pledge allegiance….one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. “One nation”? REALLY?! Ideally, maybe, but not reality! “With liberty and justice for all” (bold mine). Justice? What is that? (definition) For who? ALL? Who is that and what is that about?
- “In God we trust” was adopted as the official motto of the US in 1956. It has appeared on coins since 1864 and on paper money since 1957. In 2006 the senate reaffirmed “In God We Trust” as the official national motto of the USA. And the House of Representatives passed a resolution affirming it in 2011 with a vote of 396-9. There was a joint poll but USA Today, CNN and Gallup in 2003 that found 90% of Americans support the inscription “In God We Trust” on coins of the USA. In whom do we trust? GOD! Who is GOD? Is it us? NO, NO, and again I say, “NO!” Is it Buddha, or Mohammed, or Joseph Smith, or your preacher, or you? NO! NO!, And again I say NO!
I propose that it is time to turn things around! WE, as a generation of God’s people and as Christ-followers, must become less tolerant of and desensitized to the ways of this world and turn back to the precepts of God’s Word and beseech the God of the Universe to find favor with us and to turn our hearts back to Him. May we work hard to become “one nation, under God…”