In God We Trust. Really?


Late Tuesday night (November 1, 2011), the United States House of Representatives voted 396-6 to reaffirm the phrase, “In God we trust” as our nation’s motto. The motion (H.CON.RES.13) not only reaffirmed “In God we trust” as our official motto but also encouraged the public display of it in all public buildings, public schools and other government institutions. (You can read more about this story from: FOX; Washington Post; and the New York Times.)

While this is a laudable measure, God has a word for us through His Son:

“Why do you call me Lord, Lord and do not do the things I tell you?” (Luke 6:46)

America, wake up. There’s more to trusting God than just paying lip-service to Him by putting His name on our money and our buildings. We have to first put His name in our hearts, and do what He says to do, before any of this other stuff matters.

Don’t let “In God we trust” be a hollow declaration of allegiance to God. Rather, make it the summation of a faithful life of obedience to Him.

Do you agree or disagree? Let me hear from you by either leaving a comment below or emailing me at clay@claygentry.com.

Until next time, keep the faith.

Here is a link to a longer article that I wrote on this subject: In God We Trust?

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3 thoughts on “In God We Trust. Really?

  1. “Do you agree or disagree?”

    Disagree.

    If you want to be religious, that’s fine. But your religion has no place on public buildings and property. Hopefully one day the people we elect will actually obey the Constitution and not just vote the politically correct way.

    1. NotA Scientist: To a certain extent you and I agree… I would rather have “In God We Trust” written in the hearts of my countrymen than on the buildings of my country.

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