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The Irony of Refusing to Swear in on the Bible

Dr. Jerry Newcombe-Opinion : Jan 10, 2019 : Christian Headlines

...The first fully developed Constitution on American soil was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639), which declares the purpose of the colony is "the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus." This Constitution was inspired by a sermon based on Deuteronomy 1:13 and 1:15, where Moses essentially implements "the consent of the governed" around 1400 BC This is just one example of hundreds of how the Scriptures helped pave the way to create the United States.

[ChristianHeadlines.com] Last week, the first openly bisexual senator was sworn in, and she refused to be sworn in on the Holy Bible, as is customary. She instead opted for a law book with the Arizona Constitution and the US Constitution, because, she says, of her "love for the Constitution." (Screengrab image: via ABC News)

Senator Kyrsten Sinema has a first name that ironically means, in Latin, "Follower of Christ." In addition to being openly bisexual, she is also listed, according to the Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life, as the "only member of the Senate who does not identify as a member of a religion."

Why do we have this system of swearing in public officials in the first place? And swearing in on the Bible? And saying, "So help me, God."—which, by the way she did (indirectly, at least)? Who cares about such "antiquated" customs? Do these symbols matter? Well, Senator Sinema has a role in our government, thanks in part to the Bible for the creation of that government... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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