This movie requires Flash Player 8. Download Flash Player 8

Issue Features
View this issue online as it looks in print
Discovery Magazine 12/1/2017

To Washington We Go

In the course of my life as a preacher and apologist, I have been able to travel all around the world. I have traveled to Russia and Ukraine, Austria and Amsterdam, Panama and Peru. But one of my favorite places in the world to visit is Washington, D.C. Last month I went with my son’s eighth grade class to our nation’s capital. Our trip only lasted a few days, so there was no way we could see everything. But we did get to see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, National Archives Building, Capitol Building, Museum of Natural History, as well as many other significant memorials and attractions.

One of the most interesting things about the Capitol is the fact that our country’s Founding Fathers had a strong belief in God and His Word. It is sad to say, however, that in many schools and public places, people are trying to take “God” out of things. In some schools, the Ten Commandments cannot be posted, students cannot lead prayers, and Bibles cannot be read. But that is not how our country started or was supposed to be. In fact, our trip to Washington helped us see that the United States of America was founded on principles taught in the Bible, and many of the monuments and exhibits prove this fact.

For instance, the Washington Monument is the tallest structure in the Capitol. On the very tip of it there is a 100 oz. aluminum triangle with writing on four of its sides. On one side, the phrase Laus Deo is inscribed. This phrase is Latin and means “Praise be to God.” Isn’t it interesting that in a country which seems to be trying to erase God from many places such as schools and courtrooms, at the very tip of the highest structure in the nation’s Capitol, it says that praise should be given to God? We should let such monuments remind us that our nation was founded on the idea of God, and if we forget that fact, our nation will have trouble. The writer of Psalm nine said: “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (vs. 17).



Copyright © 2017 Apologetics Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

*Please keep in mind that Discovery articles are written for 3rd-6th graders.

This document may be copied, on the condition that it will not be republished in print unless otherwise stated below, and will not be used for any commercial purpose, as long as the following stipulations are observed: (1) Apologetics Press must be designated as the original publisher; (2) the specific Apologetics Press Web site URL must be noted; (3) any references, footnotes, or endnotes that accompany the article must be included with any written reproduction of the article; (4) textual alterations of any kind are strictly forbidden; (5) Some illustrations (e.g., photographs, charts, graphics, etc.) are not the intellectual property of Apologetics Press and as such cannot be reproduced from our site without consent from the person or organization that maintains those intellectual rights; (6) serialization of written material (e.g., running an article in several parts) is permitted, as long as the whole of the material is made available, without editing, in a reasonable length of time; (7) articles, excepting brief quotations, may not be offered for sale or included in items offered for sale; and (8) articles may be reproduced in electronic form for posting on Web sites pending they are not edited or altered from their original written content and that credit is given to Apologetics Press, including the web location from which the articles were taken. Further, documents may not be copied without source statements (title, author, journal title), and the address of the publisher and owner of rights, as listed below.

For catalog, samples, or further information, contact:

Apologetics Press
230 Landmark Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
Phone (334) 272-8558

Web Store

Defending the Faith Study Bible

We are very excited to announce the NEW AP Defending the Faith Study Bible now available.

Featured Audio


Click the following link to visit our Multimedia section.

Featured Audio