In God We Trust
By Steven E Coffman
In the United States, the familiar motto "In God We Trust" has been a part of our heritage and culture through the centuries. With an Act of Congress in 1956 "In God We Trust" became the official U.S. national motto. It is a statement that reflects the roots of our country and portrays our family core values of God and Country that should be cherished and always defended.
To trust where we cannot see, to take a leap of faith is the ultimate test of our willingness to follow God. On the religious side of this statement "In God We Trust" listed below are just a few of the many quotes from the Bible supporting this thought:
Proverbs 3:3 (NRSV) teaches us, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight."
Psalms:10 (AMP) tells us, "Many are the sorrow of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness."
Proverbs 29:25 (NKJV) "The fear of man brings a snare: but whoever puts his trust in the LORD shall be safe."
Jeremiah 17:5 (NCV) it says, "The person who trusts in the LORD will be blessed."
John 14:1 (NCV) Jesus said, "Don't let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God, and trust in me."
On the patriotic side of the statement, "In God We Trust." American history demonstrates repeatedly that the nation was founded on Christian principles. The founding fathers wished to acknowledge that fact by adding "In God We Trust" all over Washington D.C. buildings, in official documents, and historical speeches. In 1864, eighty-eight years after the Declaration of Independence the U. S. Department of Treasury stamped IN GOD WE TRUST on our coins, and was first printed on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate. This national motto is also printed on all of our currency up to the $100 bill. In 2008 Congress mandated that the phrase "In God We Trust" has greater prominence on the new presidential dollar coins that were minted in 2009.
For decades the ACLU has attempted to have "In God We Trust" removed completely from all government institutions and our money. In a recent poll the MSNBC is running on the web they ask should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency? 86 percent of the people who voted said, "No." "The motto has historical and patriotic significance and does nothing to establish a state religion."
I believe that Romans 1:16-17 (NRSV) says it all. For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "The one who is righteous will live by faith."
Family-eStore.com is now featuring a lovely nightlight that vividly displays in a patriotic theme the motto, "In God We Trust." Custom made for Family-eStore. Now you can proudly display your love for God and Country with an attractive accent nightlight. It will serve as encouragement with this daily reminder of what we hold dear. A great conversation piece that will showcase the family core values in your American home!
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Family-eStore will try to provide you with articles of interest to a Christian and patriotic way of life. The articles are written by Steven Coffman (Owner) of Family-eStore.com [http://www.family-estore.com/], (National Essay Contest) winner 1969.
I am a person with strong Christian and patriotic beliefs. Tenacity, faith, and a belief in God, Country and Family are key components to success in life.
The Christian articles are only intended to bring you closer in your relationship to our Father in heaven.
The Patriotic articles are only intended to show pride and patriotism to our Â“Land of the free and home of the brave", (The United States of America).
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