his motto was adopted by the fathers of our country in the days when we were a weak and struggling nation. The fathers felt the absolute necessity of trusting in a higher power for the making and. preservation of the nation. But with the increase of wealth, prestige, and power there has been a corresponding decrease in the consciousness of the need of God. We trust in our national wealth, our great army and navy, our fame, our intellectuals, and God is too often left out of the picture.
In God We Trust???
Once the “most religious and God-fearing nation on earth,” now the true God and the Bible are legislated out of public life. A preacher in Virginia applied for a personalized license plate for his car. He wanted to put a Bible reference on it and was rejected Biblical principles are no longer considered worth teaching our children in public schools. Even posting the “Ten Commandments” in court houses and public school classrooms has become a debatable proposition.
Our nation is following the pattern God knew his people would when they entered the “Promised Land.” He warned them,
“And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied, then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day” ((Deut 8:13, 17-18:).
We should do more than take notice of the godless direction our nation is taking. We should talk about this matter to every person with any influence at all in governmental affairs. Unless and until “In God We Trust,” is more than an ancient motto, like the children of Israel of old, our nation will continue a downward spiral. Godlessness has shown us what happens when we don’t trust God. None can honestly say that the defection from “In God We Trust,” has made our nation any better — it just the opposite!
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