In God We Trust

 

 

 

It is clear when one studies the history of our great nation that
Washington's America was one of the few countries in all the world
established under the guidance, direction and banner of Almighty
God, to whom was given all praise, honor and worship by the great
men who formed and fashioned her pivotal foundations.

We are a nation under God!!!
Laus Deo!

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

As you walk up the steps to the building which houses the U.S. Supreme Court you can see near the top of the building a row of the world's law givers and each one is facing one in the middle who is facing forward with a full frontal view  ... it is Moses and he is holding the Ten Commandments!


 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

As you enter the Supreme Court courtroom, the two huge oak doors have the Ten Commandments engraved on each lower portion of each door.



After recent attempts by the US Government to remove the Ten Commandments from public places, the office of the curator of the U.S. Supreme Court says these engravings have "come to" symbolically represent the "tablets of the law."  (Government Law no longer God's law.)

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

As you sit inside the courtroom, you can see the wall,
right above where the Supreme Court judges sit,
 a display of the Ten Commandments!


 


DID YOU KNOW?
There are Bible verses etched in stone all over the
Federal Buildings and Monuments in Washington, D.C.

 

DID YOU KNOW?
James Madison, the fourth president, known as
"The Father of Our Constitution," made the following statement:


"We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

 


DID YOU KNOW?
Patrick Henry, that patriot and Founding Father of our country, said:

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

 

DID YOU KNOW?
Every session of Congress begins with a prayer by a paid preacher, whose salary has been paid by the taxpayer since 1786.

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Fifty-two of the fifty-five founders of the Constitution were members of the established orthodox churches in the colonies. Some either changed church affiliation in their lifetimes or had dual membership.

Congregationalist-7
Deist-1
Dutch Reformed-2
Episcopalian-26
Lutheran-1
Methodist-2
Presbyterian-11
Quaker-3
Roman Catholic-2

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Thomas Jefferson worried that the Courts would overstep their authority and, instead of interpreting the law, would begin making law an oligarchy ― the rule of few over many. Jefferson added that he knows of "no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but "the people themselves" and that the power did not belong to a judicial oligarchy.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

James Madison, the fourth president, known as "The Father of
Our Constitution" made the following statement:

 "We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The very first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said:

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

There can never be a building of greater height in Washington DC, our nation's capitol, than the Washington Monument.

On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in DC, are displayed two words: Laus Deo. No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.

Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. But, these words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.

Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, un-noticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.

So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say "Praise be to God!"

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States, it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with the tribute Laus Deo!

From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure ... a visitor can take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. And from that vantage point one can also easily see (whether plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant , or by Divine Intervention ) a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape,  with the White House to the North ... the Jefferson Memorial to the South ... the Capitol to the East ... and the Lincoln Memorial to the West.

A cross ... you say? What about separation of church and state? Separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. How interesting! And no doubt intended to carry a meaning for those who bother to notice.

Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message. On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore; on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians; on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6.

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy "One Nation, Under God."

I am awed by Washington's prayer for America. If you've never read it, now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United states at large." And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation.  Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

 

Laus Deo!

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look.

You may forget the width and height of
"Laus Deo", it's location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget it's meaning, or these words:

"Unless the Lord builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain."
(Psalm 127: 1)

 

How, then, have we gotten to the point
where everything we have done for 220 years

in this country is now suddenly
wrong and unconstitutional?

 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people He chose for His inheritance.
From heaven the LORD looks down
and sees all mankind;
from His dwelling place He watches
all who live on earth -
He who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of His army;
no warrior escapes by His great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength, it cannot save.
But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.
We wait in hope for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
Psalm 33:12-20

 

 

It is hoped you will share this with every child you know, and every sister, brother, father, mother or friend. They will not find offense, because you have given them a lesson in history that they probably never learned in school. With that, be not ashamed, or afraid, but have pity on those who will never see.

 

 

Page melody is "Hymn Medley #1"
Artist Unknown

 

Life is changed,not taken away.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.


 
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Mom ~ October 22, 2007
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