Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

America's Godly heritage

God-haters will hate to hear that the words “In God We Trust” on our currency have been part of America’s heritage for more than 140 years. According to the U.S. Treasury: “Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase received many appeals from devout persons throughout the country, urging that the United States recognize the Deity on United States coins. From Treasury Department records, it appears that the first such appeal came in a letter dated November 13, 1861:

“Dear Sir: One fact touching our currency has hitherto been seriously overlooked. I mean the recognition of the Almighty God in some form on our coins . . . You are probably a Christian. What if our Republic were not shattered beyond reconstruction? Would not the antiquaries of succeeding centuries rightly reason from our past that we were a heathen nation?”

As a result, Secretary Chase instructed James Pollock, Director of the Mint of Philadelphia, to prepare a motto, in a letter dated November 20, 1861:

“Dear Sir: No nation can be strong except in the strength of God, or safe except in His defense. The trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins.”

IN GOD WE TRUST first appeared on the 1864 two -cent coin.