FROM THE PULPIT: Decay of Christian values raises concerns

Published: Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM.

●William Penn, a Quaker, established colonies in Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In writing Pennsylvania’s policies, he ensured that “all treasurers, judges and all elected officials professed faith in Christ."

We could use those policies now.

Today, government works overtime to remove reminders of the Christian faith. The Ten Commandments are vanishing from courthouses.

Founded on the Gospel

Our Founding Fathers consistently spoke of the need to use the Bible and Judeo-Christian values to define and preserve this nation. Twelve of the original 13 colonies incorporated the Ten Commandments into their civil and criminal codes.

“It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible,” President George Washington said. “Of all dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are indispensable supporters."

In 1782, the U.S. Congress voted up a resolution recommending and approving the Bible for use in public schools.

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