Did the Bible play a part in the building of the Nation called the United States of America? My answer to that is a certain YES!! Anyone with any true historical knowledge knows that to be true. Let me give you some history on this matter of the Bible and our Nation.
“WHEN AMERICA CRIED FOR BIBLES Even the U.S. Congress cleared a printing of Bibles, and American statesmen helped spread them throughout the land”
“The American Revolution was in full swing. The Bible, through more than one hundred fifty years of early settlement in America, remained the base of her education, her colonial government. These Bibles had been shipped in from England
Now, suddenly the American Revolution cut off this supply, and the stock dwindled.
Here was America in its greatest crisis yet–and without Bibles! Patrick Allison, Chaplain of Congress, placed before that body in 1777 a petition praying for immediate relief. it was assigned to a special committee which weighed the matter with great care, and reported: ‘…that the use of the Bible is so universal and its importance so great that your committee refer the above to the consideration of Congress, and if Congress shall not think it expedient to order the importation of types and paper, the Committee recommend that Congress will order the Committee of Congress to import 20,000 Bible from Holland, Scotland, or elsewhere, into the different parts of the States of the Union.
‘Whereupon it was resolved accordingly to direct said Committee to import 20,000 copies of the Bible.’ During the session in the fall of 1780 the need arose once more.
Robert Aitken, who had set up in Philadelphia as a bookseller and publisher of The Pennsylvania Magazine, saw the need and set about quietly to do something about it.
In early 1781 he petitioned Congress and received from them a green light to print the Bibles needed. The Book came off the press late next year, and Congress approved it.
So originated the ‘Bible of the Revolution,’ now one of the world’s rarest books–the first American printing.”
From THE REBIRTH OF AMERICA published by the Author S. DeMoss Foundation, 1986.
I find it very interesting how the liberal people of the USA cannot find any truth about this. It may just be because they are blind to Truth, especially concerning the Bible God’s Word.