Featured in the July, 2010 Issue of the Ashburn Baptist News
The anti-Bible people have a big deconstruction job waiting for them in Washington, D.C. These anti-Christians who make so much noise will have to demolish most of our national buildings and monuments.
The structures in our nation’s capital testify against this post-Christian clan.
The Washington monument towers 555 feet over the mall, and nothing in the city is to be higher. Construction began in 1848 when James Polk was President. There is a Bible in the cornerstone of the structure.
There are 898 steps leading to the top, and as one pauses to catch his breath on the way up, you are greeted with numerous reminders that our nation is closely tied to the Christian Scriptures. On the 12th landing, there is a prayer that was offered by the city of Baltimore, there is a memorial from Chinese Christians on the 20th landing, and on the 24th are remarks from some Sunday School kids from New York and Philadelphia.
As you make your way to the top of the monument, you are greeted by numerous Scripture references. “The memory of the just is blessed” Proverbs 10:7. “Holiness to the Lord” Exodus 28:36. “Search the Scriptures” John 5:39. “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it” Proverbs 22:6. And also, Luke 18:16, giving the words of Jesus, “Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God.”
Apparently, no one thought to include a quote from the Quran or any other supposedly holy book. The fathers of our nation were heavy on liberty but light on diversity.
Though construction began on the monument in 1848, there were delays due to the Civil War and financial problems. It was 1888 when the monument was completed.
On the cap topping the massive structure are two Latin words, Laus Deo. They say, “Praise to God”.
The founders of our nation were God-fearing people. Of the fifty-five who signed the Declaration of Independence, fifty-two were conservative, committed Christians. The other three believed in the Bible as Divine truth and believed in the God of Scripture and His personal intervention in the affairs of man.