By Ron Edwards:
It boggles the mind how often and far sweeping the effort is to eliminate the role and knowledge of God’s role in our nation’s birth and growth to greatness. After decades of the leftist effort to strip the memory of God from our swampy capitol, there are still many reminders of faith that remain. Washington D.C. is chock full of Christian symbols that adorn its buildings and monuments as an abiding evidence of God’s role in our republic’s heritage. From halls of Congress to every landmark edifice, biblical and religious quotations and images are inscribed and preserved as an official testimony to the true and rightful place God maintains in our nation’s birthright and history.
In the House Chamber is the inscription, “In God We Trust.” Also, in the House chambers, above the gallery door, stands a marble relief of Moses, surrounded by twenty two other lawgivers. At the east entrance to the Senate chamber are the words Amuit Coeptis, which is Latin for “He has favored our undertakings.” The words “In God We Trust” are also written over the southern entrance. In the Rotunda is the painting of “The Baptism of Pocahontas,” and also “The Embarkation of the Pilgrims” the depicts the Pilgrims praying on shipboard led by William Brewster. Clearly seen in an open Bible are the words, “the New Testament according to our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ.” The words “God With Us” are inscribed on the sail of the ship.
In the Capitol’s chapel is a stained glass window depicting George Washington in prayer under the inscription “This Nation Under God.” Also, the prayer from Psalm 16:1 is etched in the windows, which states, “Preserve me, God, for in Thee do I put my trust.”
The Supreme Court building has a number of places where there are images of Moses with the Ten Commandments. Moses is included among the great lawgivers in Herman MacNeil’s marble sculpture group on the east front. As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door and a display of the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door and a display of the Ten Commandments is also engraved over the chair of the Chief Justice.
When you enter the beautiful Jefferson Memorial, you will find many references to God. A quote that runs around the interior dome says, “I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the minds of man.” One of the panels reads: “God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the Liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed conviction that these liberties are a gift from God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
Millions have entered the Lincoln Memorial and gazed upon the magnificent statue of Abraham Lincoln. His famous speeches are inscribed into the walls. On the left side is the Gettysburg Address. He said, “We are highly resolved that these dead shall not have died in vain, that in this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom.” On the right side is Lincoln’s second Inaugural Address, which mentions God fourteen times and quotes the Bible twice. He concludes with a lament over the destruction caused by the Civil War and appeals to charity in healing the wounds of the war. “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle for his widow and his orphan, to all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Such reference to the almighty was the way of life in times of both struggle and ease. America has always been great, although there were mistakes and traumas along the way. After all, no one is perfect. But so long as the goal to strive for righteousness, both individually and as a nation remained intact, America advanced overall. But those hell bent on her destruction have vastly inhibited our republic on many fronts ranging from education, national security and Providential guidance. As we witness the crossroads America finds herself today, it imperative that “We the People” trust in God, or forget about it.
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