I was reading through some newsletters, as I do while going through my email each morning, and came across some info that I honestly either did not remember or had never heard of or learned. Here are a few for that fertile brain of yours today:
- The state of Maryland’s 1776 constitution states that “the legistlature may, in their discretion, lay a general and equal tax, for the support of the Christian religion.”
- In several colonies and states a profession of the Christian faith was made an indispensable condition to holding office.
- North Carolina’s constitution, which remained in force until 1868, reads in part: “That no person who shall deny the being of God or the truth of the Christian religion, or the divine authority either of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this State.”
- States were permitted to require a religious test for office holders.
There are books that actually have the above information and the facts in regards to this topic. They address this type of information, but have been out of print for years. Thanks to the efforts of some very dedicated folks, they are now available for purchase. I personally ordered two!
You can go to AmericanVision.org and browse around. The two I purchased were:
1. Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the U.S. and,
2. United States: A Christian Nation
If we as a people only knew what we’d lost along the wayside…wow, we could really make a difference. I think we’re beginning to find out just what we as a nation have forgotten. And I think we’re beginning to band together in hopes of turning this Titanic around. For those of you that have an interest in this type of knowledge…
And remember…knowledge is power.
Be in the know!