Bible Facts in US History

Few Christians in our country are familiar with the fascinating facts about the role the Bible has played in US history. Consider the following:

<> American colonists were forbidden to print the Bible in English. Publishing Bibles in the English language was a protected trade in England. It was source of income for the royal families.

<> In 1782, the Continental Congress paid for the printing of an English translation in direct defiance of the King’s restriction.

<> The first Bibles printed in America stemmed from a missionary endeavor to reach American Indians and European immigrants. The first Bible printed in our country was a translation in the Algonquin Indian language.

<> Americans, not Europeans, were the first to publish a family Bible, an illustrated Bible, a children’s Bible, a brail Bible and a soldier’s Bible.

<> Almost all of our founding fathers saturated their writings with Scripture. The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights and The Constitution all reflect the authority of God’s Word.

<> Yale, Princeton and Harvard were all origionally founded for the purpose of ministerial preparation, not secular training.

<> It’s true. The founding fathers did promote the separation of church and state. But why? To ensure that America would never have a state-sanctioned church as was true in England. Not one word of their writings reflects or promotes a separation of God from government.

Let’s get our facts straight and understand that our great country was founded on Christian principles.

Maxim of the Moment

He who speaks ill of his wife dishonors himself.