Friday, March 09, 2007

"IN GOD WE TRUST?"

Have you received the irate emails from Christian people who are all ticked off that the United States mint took the words “In God We Trust” off the new Presidential One Dollar Coins? I was swamped with these emails. I can’t begin to guess how many I received. “How dare they take ‘In God We Trust’ off the coins!! Don’t use the new dollar coins! Just another example of the direction our government is going! We have to fight this! Let your congressman hear about it! We can’t just sit here and do nothing while our country goes to hell!”

A few days later it came out that the coins which were sent out without the “In God We Trust” were actually sent out on accident. They never intended to delete “In God We Trust” from the coins. The words are imprinted on the edge of the new dollars. Of course I got another email complaining that by putting “In God We Trust” on the edge of the coin it is just another sign that America is pushing God to the edge of our lives.

I want to start another protest. I hope you will all join me in this one. I want all Christians to stop using American currency until the US Mint takes “In God We Trust” off of it! I have never heard anything so ridiculous in my life! How can the US government sleep at night? How can the guys at the mint keep a straight face? “In God We Trust?” And it’s printed on MONEY? You have to be kidding! “In God We Trust” has to be one of the biggest lies I’ve ever heard! It’s about time they took it off the money! The phrase on our money ought to be “In This We Trust.” Or we could print it on the weapons we give to our military and on all our bombs, “In This We Trust.”

What’s this talk about “pushing God to the edge of our society?” Our society kicked God out years and years ago! There is no pushing going on. I find it astonishing that God hasn’t simply stomped us out of existence! What grace and mercy is this that he has been so patient with us? I think God would be pleased if we took the lie off our currency! Maybe our currency should read, “Thank God for Mercy.” Or, “God, Please Forgive Us.”

Please, please don’t come after me with the “unpatriotic” thing. This really has nothing to do with patriotism or whether or not I love America. I am begging for realism and honesty. Our country doesn’t trust in God and it hasn’t for a couple of hundred years. Why should we be upset if they did take “In God We Trust” off the coins. It might be a sign that they are starting to listen to their consciences after all!

Christian friends, instead of getting all lathered up about our American currency, let’s do this: Let us faithfully and fervently pray for the people around us and seek out ways to invest in their lives and share the gospel of the love of God with them. We can’t change our country, but God really can! One person at a time!

4 Comments:

At 6:07 AM, Blogger jazzycat said...

Right on again. Revival and renewal in Americal must be from the bottom up, not the top down. One person at a time as you said.

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger bluecollar said...

"We can’t change our country, but God really can! One person at a time!"

GOOD THOUGHTS!

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Craver Vii said...

Yes, but how do you really feel, Dave; you shouldn't keep your emotions inside. (heh, heh)

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a poll: Should 'In God we trust' be imprinted on American currency? Options are Yes, No, Don't care. Here the link: http://www.apopularitycontest.com/display_poll.php?ID=257 It has over 800 votes so far.

 

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