The motto In God We Trust is printed on American currency. Yet, the Bible is not taught in the public-school system. Though America’s beginnings were Christian and founded upon biblical principles, laws have been passed in postmodern America that seem to contradict the Holy Scriptures standard of morality. Religious divisions concerning the Holy Scriptures have transpired throughout human history. This paper traces religious discords that have occurred over the last 2000 years to reveal the roots of disunity that precedes America’s apathy toward the Bible as the infallible authority and standard to live by. This paper is broken into two major sections. The first section focuses on three major splits (Judaism-Christianity, Christianity-Catholicism, and Catholicism-Protestantism) that occurred during the first 1500 years during and after the time of Christ. The second section examines specific occurrences (Removing the Bible from Public Schools, Adding the Motto “In God We Trust”, Removing Prayer from Public Schools, and Biblical Opinion in America) in America during the 400 years following.
"Christian Disunity: Tracing Scriptural Discords of the Last Two Millenniums,"
Diligence: Journal of the Liberty University Online Religion Capstone in Research and Scholarship: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/djrc/vol1/iss1/10