This is for everyone, but especially for those who believe the lie of “Separation of Church and State”.
Our United States Capitol building Rotunda contains this painting.
Protestant pilgrims are shown on the deck of the ship Speedwell before their departure for the New World from Delft Haven, Holland, on July 22, 1620. William Brewster, holding the Bible, and pastor John Robinson lead Governor Carver, William Bradford, Miles Standish, and their families in prayer. The prominence of women and children suggests the importance of the family in the community. At the left side of the painting is a rainbow, which symbolizes hope and divine protection.
That Bible is the focal point of the entire painting.
The faith of the Pilgrims, and God’s blessing of them, was central to the founding of this country. That Bible is believed to be the first Bible ever brought to America.
The version of that Bible, long out of print, is now available once again.
In the quote above, it says that the rainbow symbolizes hope and divine protection. Here’s what the New King James Version of the Bible says the rainbow symbolizes:
I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.
William Bradford, pictured in that painting in the Capitol Rotunda, wrote the single most complete authority for the story of the Pilgrims and the early years of the Colony they founded.
I challenge anyone who thinks that our founders believed in “Separation of Church and State” to research both Bradford’s journal and the Mayflower Compact.
Plus, do you really believe that there is no mention of God in the U.S. Constitution?
The truth is easy to find, for those who seek it.
Footnote: For the connection between the Speedwell and the Mayflower , read this.