Nov 02, 2011 1:55 PM
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reaffirmed “In God We Trust” as the national motto.
This action was initiated by Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., who supports the display of the motto in all public schools and government buildings. Forbes said the resolution was necessary after several circumstances raised questions about the issue.
Recently in a speech to the International community, President Obama asserted “E pluribus unum” (“from many one”) as the national motto. Before that, “E pluribus unum” was engraved in the Capitol Visitor Center as the national motto. Congress ordered this be corrected. The National Mint recently removed the motto from the face of a new coin and placed it on the edge instead.
If our president misrepresents our nation’s motto and the House has to reaffirm the phrase, what is this truly saying about where Americans place their trust?
Our country was founded upon Christian principles, and even our money says this motto. Then why is it that we fail to trust God in various situations we encounter daily?
Consider this: Money is a leading cause of divorce. Companies are misusing the money consumers spend through supporting organizations that do not honor God. So what can we do about this as faith driven consumers?
It’s time to actually trust in God as a nation. If we truly trusted God, wouldn’t we earnestly seek to honor Him in all ways, trusting that He would provide for our every need? As a Christian consumer, you can use the Company Reviews tool to see how companies line up with your Christian values and see what they are supporting.
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