I recorded Kirk Cameron’s film, Monumental, last night, watched it this morning and wanted to see the opposing viewpoints written about it.

The Huffington Post  writer had this response: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-rodda/kirk-cameron-david-barton_b_1372061.html

The video within the article contains a clip from the movie which states that Congress funded the first Bible printed in America.

The author disputed that fact, so I wanted to find out for myself.

Google Books is an excellent site for finding old documents/manuscripts/books that are available for public viewing, and I found the Journals of the Continental Congress volume 23

Page 572 begins the discussion and page 574 gives the Congressional resolution about the Aitken Bible.

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Congress didn’t pay for it, but they did recommend it. But don’t take my word for it, read the document for yourself:

http://books.google.com/books?id=bRVOAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA573&lpg=PA573&dq=continental+congress+september+1782+bible&source=bl&ots=dKmPYzOym0&sig=7K225U6H46ZuB8sfFoWiJVKdpUk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=XCwEUJOoG4ba0QHns6SkBw&ved=0CGwQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=continental%20congress%20september%201782%20bible&f=false

The title of my post was “What are they afraid of?”

It’s just a book, right? Harmless.

If it were so harmless, then why are “they” so against it being handed out? Or read? Or studied as art as the Continental Congress mentioned?

Because it is not just a book. Nor is it harmless. Because it has very real consequences.

That very book makes claims such as this:

Hebrews 4:12
God’s word is alive and working and is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts all the way into us, where the soul and the spirit are joined, to the center of our joints and bones. And it judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts.

I can see why some are uncomfortable with it.

I don’t expect to convince the author of the Huffington Post article to be swayed in any way by my words. Nor will I be swayed by hers.

But I am swayed by the words in that Powerful, Holy, Living Book (whether or not our forefathers approved of it).

Call me crazy if you must.