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The Mountain of Freedom (9 of 10)
Series: Broken Chains
OPEN: In about 4 weeks our nation is going to have a special celebration.
Does anybody know what that special holiday is? (‘‘Independence Day’’)
We are a free people, and we celebrate that freedom on July 4th.
One of our nation’s founding documents is called the Declaration of (Independence).
And in that Declaration of Independence are these words:
‘‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights -that among these are Life, LIBERTY and the pursuit of Happiness.’’
We are a nation of Free people.
And what’s interesting is that our Nation’s Founders realized the importance of basing that freedom upon the upon the same set of Laws that God gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai.
Look just about any place you like in Washington D.C. and you will find Scripture written on about every famous building in sight… including the Capitol Building where the Supreme Court meets.
As you walk up the steps to the Capitol Building you can see near the top of the building a row of statues that represent the world’s great law givers. And each of those statues is facing one statue in the middle that ONE statue is facing forward with a full frontal view.
Any idea who that middle statue is?
That’s right - it’s Moses…holding the Ten Commandments!
As you enter the Supreme Court itself, there are 2 huge oak doors, and engraved on the lower portion of each door, guess what you’ll see?
The tablets of Stone representing the 10 Commandments.
And if you were to sit inside that courtroom, you could see on the wall right above where the Supreme Court judges sit… again - a display of the Ten Commandments!
Now, why would they design the Supreme Court in this way?
Because as a nation of Free People our leaders intended to build our freedom upon God’s Laws given Moses at Mt. Sinai.
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