Lying along the picturesque shore of Lake Ontario is town of Greece, New York. With the lake on one side and the Honeymoon Trail (road leading to Niagara Falls) on the other, the town is generally a peaceful place to live.
That is until two women complained about the prayers that opened the town’s monthly meetings. For years, every meeting was opened with a prayer that emphasized Christianity. In 2008, Linda Stephens and Susan Galloway filed a complaint with the city claiming that their prayers were promoting a single religion and then they filed a lawsuit.
In 2010, a lower court ruled against the two ladies. The court’s decision said that there was no evidence that the town intentionally avoided non-Christian religions. In fact, both Stephens and Galloway testified that they did not know of any non-Christian religions within the town.
However, the case was appealed and ended up in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The appeals court overruled the lower court and declared that the town of Greece was unconstitutional in its emphasizing one religion above all others. Without having any other non-Christian religions in the city, the appeals court told them that if necessary, they need to look outside the city to other communities, such as nearby Rochester, for non-Christians to open the meetings in prayer.
According to the town’s website, they have a population of just under 100,000. If a town of that size had no non-Christian religious institutions within its 42 square miles, then why should they have to go outside the city just to appease the complaints of two women?
The appeals court has followed the liberal mindset that is permeating America and ruled that the complaints of two are more important than the other 96,000 residents. In America today, the majority no longer rules. The whining and crying of a small minority has been used to reshape America into a liberal cesspool of anti-Christian rulings and sinful lifestyles. And it will continue to be that way as long as America’s Christians remain silent and allow their rights and ways of life to be stripped away.
The Book that Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation comprehensively documents, with joy, Americas deep roots in the Bible of the Christian faith. From our first civil compacts and the New England Primer textbook, to the declaration of every state constitution and the declaration of the United States Supreme Courts Trinity decision of 1892, America cries out that its traditions have resulted from an abiding faith in the God of the Holy Bible. Accomplished historian, broadcast producer, and author Dr. Jerry Newcombe demonstrates the unmatched contributions of our Christian heritage to American liberty and prosperity. Likewise, Dr. Newcombe candidly and sensitively treats the very real issues of slavery and treatment of the American Indian. With its extensive documentation, The Book that Made America will soon become the standard bulwark defense of the much maligned but thoroughly true contention that America and its blessings result directly from the centrality of the Bible in our history.
Dr. Newcombe has published twenty one books, including fourteen with well-known pastor Dr. D. James Kennedy.
Say that America is a Christian nation and youll be brought up on hate crime charges or at least thought an ignoramus. But what are the facts of history? The Book That Made America demonstrates that there once was a Book even more integral to this nation than Al Gores Earth in the Balance. I recommend Dr. Newcombes book highly! — Ann Coulter (New York Times bestselling author)
The Book That Made America is a most welcome addition to the growing literature that documents the foundational and pivotal role that the Bible played in the founding of our nation and the forming of our government. Dr. Jerry Newcombe combines accurate scholarship and careful analysis with engaging writing. This arsenal of historic wisdom from our Judeo-Christian heritage should be in your library. If you have funds to buy only one book on this topic, this is the one!– Dr. Peter Lilllback (President,Westminster Theological Seminary-Philadelphia)
Historical revisionism is alive and well in our nations classrooms and in the media. So what has been the Bibles role in American history? It certainly had a profound impact on the founding of this country as well as in the framing of the government. And where did we go astray as a nation? How can we return to our Biblical roots? Jerry Newcombe answers these and many other questions in The Book That Made America. Read this book to learn the history our nation has forgotten. — Kerby Anderson (Host of “Point of View” radio show)
Jerry Newcombe has furnished Christian believers with a major weapon for the moral and spiritual civil war we are waging for the soul of America. He carefully provides us in a readable and engaging way with quotable evidence of the Christian roots of our nation. This book should be in the home of every American patriot. — Peter Marshall (Co-author of The Light and the Glory)
Jerry Newcombe has created a masterpiece of apologetics that skillfully portrays the power of Scripture in the transformation of the American wilderness into the worlds first Christian constitutional republic. His writing is profound and well documented, yet easy to read. This great book will become a timeless educational resource that catapults the centrality of Christ and His Word back to the heart of our civilization where it belongs. — Dr. Marshall Foster (President, World History Institute)
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