Monday, July 04, 2011
Our heritage in the United States was based on a solid belief in the Bible and in God as the one true Sovereign being. Here are just a few examples of our Christian Heritage in the United States of America.
Benjamin Franklin helped write Pennsylvania's 1776 Constitution, which stated in Frame of Government, Chapter 2, Section 10: "Each member of the Legislature, before he takes his seat, shall make and subscribe the following declaration: 'I do believe in one God, the Creator and Governour of the Universe, the rewarder of the good and punisher of the wicked, and I do acknowledge the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration.'"
"We recognize no sovereign but God, and no king but Jesus!" John Adams and John Hancock
The 1983 Year of the Bible proclamation was signed into law by President Reagan in October 1982. The idea was conceived by the late Dr. Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade. Prior to President Reagan's signing of the Proclamation, the 97th Congress declared the Bible "The Word of God" under Public Law 97-280 on October 4, 1982.
You can find this information and the full articles at www.allabouthistory.org