Saturday, July 15, 2017

Federer on the Aiken Bible

Bill Federer is a regular contributor on World Net Daily, having yesterday written a post on the Aiken Bible, which contains some interesting tidbits that violates modern separation dogma. Could you imagine even the current administration promoting the bible in this manner? Liberals would be protesting in the streets, adding to the list another supposed violation of the constitution with which to impeach the president. Below is the pertinent part of the article.

"The war continued, though, and in 1780 another motion was presented to Congress pertaining to the printing of Bibles by James McLene, a delegate from Pennsylvania, and seconded by John Hanson, a delegate from Maryland: “Resolved: That it be recommended to such of the States who may think it convenient for them that they take proper measures to procure one or more new and correct editions of the Old and New Testament to be printed and that such states regulate their printers by law so as to secure effectually the said books from being misprinted.”


It isn't clear if their resolution was approved by congress, but, if it was, the congress is recommending the states use their authority and tax dollars to print mistake free bibles. In fact, the congress approved the printing of the bible and recommended it to the citizens.


On Sept. 12, 1782, Congress approved of Robert Aitken’s printing of the Bible. Called “the Bible of the Revolution,” it was the first English-language Bible printed in America and the only Bible ever authorized by an act of Congress:
Endorsement of Congress
Honble James Duane, Esq. Chairman, and the other Honble Gentlemen of the Committee of Congress on Mr. Aitken’s Memorial.
Whereupon, Resolved, that the United States in Congress assembled highly approve the pious and laudable undertaking of Mr. Aitken, as subservient to the interest of religion, as well as an influence of the progress of arts in this country, and being satisfied from the above report of his care and accuracy in the execution of the work, they recommend this edition of the Bible to the inhabitants of the United States, and hereby authorize him to publish this Recommendation in the manner he shall think Proper. 
Cha.. Thomson, Sec’ry.


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