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Discovery Magazine 12/1/2017

Does Our Nation Still Trust in God?

A few years ago, the atheist organization, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), sued a school in the state of Alabama. The school was saying a prayer to God on Friday nights before football games over the public announcement system. They had been doing this for many years. The FFRF said that this was a violation of the separation of church and state. Although this is not at all what the “separation of church and state” really means, the school was forced to stop saying the prayer over the microphone on Friday nights. Situations such as this are taking place all across the United States. Some people in our country are trying to forget God. Christians need to help them remember Him by showing that God has been a huge part of our country’s history from the beginning.

If you look at the Department of Agriculture building in Washington, you can see an inscription carved into the front that says: “The husbandman that laboreth must be first partaker of the fruits” (2 Timothy 2:6). The quote is attributed to “Saint Paul.” Also, the National Archives Building houses the Declaration of Independence. At the beginning of this document is a section called the Preamble. It reads: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Notice how the Creator, God, is mentioned and respected.

In another room of the Archives, a photograph on the wall has a woman holding up a sign that says “God bless you all.” The truth is, just about everywhere you turn in Washington, D.C., there is a reminder that God, the Almighty Creator, is responsible for the good things that this country has received. If our country forgets God and tries to remove Him and His Word from schools, courtrooms, and other places, God will take away our freedoms. If we do not remember God and His laws of justice and righteousness, we will no longer be able to sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” Let us all decide to do our part to help our fellow citizens remember that our money says “In God We Trust,” and that is exactly what we all should do.

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