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The Positive Influence of the Bible in America
† Exodus 20:8-11(verse 8) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
(verse 9) Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
(verse 10) But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the LORD thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates:
(verse 11) For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.Exodus 20 verses 8-11, Exodus 23:12Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.Exodus 23 verse 12, Numbers 35:33-34(verse 33) So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye [are]: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
(verse 34) Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.Numbers 35 verses 33-34, Deuteronomy 6:6-7(verse 6) And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
(verse 7) And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.Deuteronomy 6 verses 6-7, Deuteronomy 22:6-7(verse 6) If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, [whether they be] young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:
(verse 7) [But] thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and [that] thou mayest prolong [thy] days.Deuteronomy 22 verses 6-7, 2 Samuel 23:3The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men [must be] just, ruling in the fear of God.2 Samuel 23 verse 3, Psalm 33:12Blessed [is] the nation whose God [is] the LORD; [and] the people [whom] he hath chosen for his own inheritance.Psalm 33 verse 12, Proverbs 12:10A righteous [man] regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked [are] cruel.Proverbs 12 verse 10, Daniel 7:25And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.Daniel 7 verse 25, John 8:31-32(verse 31) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;
(verse 32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.John 8 verses 31-32, Ephesians 5:21-28(verse 21) Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
(verse 22) Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
(verse 23) For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
(verse 24) Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing.
(verse 25) Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
(verse 26) That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
(verse 27) That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
(verse 28) So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.Ephesians 5 verses 21-28
Writer: Betty Miller | bibleresources.org/bible-influence-america/
Everything good that we have been blessed with in our society here in the U.S.A., comes directly or indirectly, from God's grace and the Bible's influence. You may think this a bold statement to make but I am prepared to defend it. One of the things that I am sure that grieves the heart of God, is the fact that instead of people being grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon mankind, many blame Him and His followers for the problems in the world.
In our society it seems popular to criticize Christians and blame them for things that really are not their fault. They are even lumped in the same category with cults and weird sects. People should realize there are things that are said and done in the name of Christianity that are not Christian at all. The Bible even warns us of people like that who actually hurt the cause of Christ. In this article when I speak of Christian or Christianity, I am referring to the true believer and the true followers of Christ.
Many people do not realize what the Bible and Christian influence has accomplished for the betterment of our lives, especially here in the United States. They walk around enjoying the good life with its abundance here in free America, without understanding they owe it all to a book they have been taught by many to despise -- the Bible. Even some countries who have embraced false religions are blessed in aspects of their societies where they are practicing scriptural principles. The keeping of God's Word always brings blessing.
It is a well-known fact that our founding fathers in the USA were, for the most part, godly men who took the Bible's principles to construct our Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Any unbiased historian knows that the Bible has had a much greater influence in the shaping of the foundation of this nation than is being currently taught in our schools. Let us look at some of these influences that we could lose if we fail to acknowledge God and bring Him back in the national life.
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