Every Knee Shall Bend…

…and every tongue confess… that Jesus is the Christ; the admonition to the children of men isn’t, “Every knee shall buckle when confronted by the adversary”.

(AP image supplied with the following news article)

By: T F Stern  –  T F Stern’s Rantings  –  h/t to the NoisyRoom

There’s a news item out of Starke, Florida explaining a compromise has been reached in order to preserve a display of the Ten Commandments without having to go through an expensive legal tussle with American Atheists.

“Bradford County has reached a deal to allow American Atheists to install a 1,500-pound granite bench near the county courthouse. The bench will feature quotes from Thomas Jefferson and Madalyn Murray O’Hair.

It will also include a list of punishments for violating the Ten Commandments, including stoning, and will include a quote from the Treaty of Tripoli, a late 18th century peace agreement that declares the U.S. was not founded on Christianity, The Gainesville Sun reported.”

Folks who have their Bible handy will recognize the line which acts as title to this article, an abstract from Isaiah 45:23 or a similar reference in Romans 14:11; but I prefer the account as found in the Book of Mormon.

“Yea, every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess before him. Yea, even at the last day, when all men shall stand to be judged of him, then shall they confess that he is God; then shall they confess, who live without God in the world, that the judgment of an everlasting punishment is just upon them; and they shall quake, and tremble, and shrink beneath the glance of his all-searching eye.” Mosiah 27:31

The not so famous Treaty of Tripoli quote which will be engraved in solid granite on the Atheist bench has made yet another appearance. Atheists love to throw down their “go to” quote from the Treaty of Tripoli, the one which alleges the U.S. was not founded on Christianity. While it is true, then President John Adams did sign the Treaty of Tripoli; to be sure, it never included anything that could remotely be construed to imply that the United States of America was anything other than a Christian nation.

I wrote about this a couple of years ago, We Started Out a Christian Nation; where a host of detractors pointed to the Treaty of Tripoli as proof America isn’t now, nor ever was based on Christian principles.

The Avalon Project at Yale University exposed this particular attempt to re-write history in favor of an anti-Christian agenda, often referred to as the Barlow translation.

“As even a casual examination of the annotated translation of 1930 shows, the Barlow translation is at best a poor attempt at a paraphrase or summary of the sense of the Arabic; and even as such its defects throughout are obvious and glaring. Most extraordinary (and wholly unexplained) is the fact that Article 11 of the Barlow translation, with its famous phrase, “the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,” does not exist at all. There is no Article 11. The Arabic text which is between Articles 10 and 12 is in form a letter, crude and flamboyant and withal quite unimportant, from the Dey of Algiers to the Pasha of Tripoli. How that script came to be written and to be regarded, as in the Barlow translation, as Article 11 of the treaty as there written, is a mystery and seemingly must remain so. Nothing in the diplomatic correspondence of the time throws any light whatever on the point.” (emphasis added)

It’s often joked the reason so many lawyers are trying to have the Ten Commandments removed from court house settings; it creates a hostile work environment for folks routinely at odds with the intent of such words, folks like lawyers and judges who would prefer “words of advice” rather than Ten Commandments.

Commandments are so, what’s the word; binding, compelling, undeniable, obligatory, necessary…; well, you get the idea.

Knees buckling under pressure in Bradford, Florida; not exactly the same as “Every knee shall bend”, now is it? I can’t wait to read other quotes which will be placed in the public square on the Atheist bench, specifically the ones from Madalyn Murray O’Hair; words worthy of sharing we can be sure…

If you have to lie or distort information in order to advance your agenda perhaps your agenda is flawed. Goodness, I hadn’t intended to shoot down the entire Obama administration with one shot; attribute that to pure luck.

Related:  

Did You Know… the Founding Fathers and God 

DOJ: Feds Can Tell Church WHO Its Ministers Will Be – Frightening!! 

High School Valedictorian Stuns Audience After He Rips Up Speech and Delivers the Lord’s Prayer Instead — Wild Applause Follows

America’s Patriotic Season

The West Has an Irrevocable Duty to Help the Christians of the World

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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