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Changes in the United States Marine Corps…Part 2

Do You Trust God?

United States, The Marine Corps, President Obama, Do You??? (Cont.)


  • Assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
  • One in which confidence is placed
  • Dependence on something future or contingent: Hope
  • A charge or duty imposed in faith or confidence or as a condition of some relationship
  • Something committed or entrusted to one to be used or cared for in the interest of another
  • Care, Custody <the child committed to her trust>

In God We Trust…You should be very familiar with these words…It’s all over our currency. But why is it on our currency? Where did this phrase come from? Well, let me take some time and answer your questions.

First, the phrase “In God we trust,” was taken from the Bible. It was not taken out of the Bible as exact words, but more as an example from the books of the Bible. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” The Bible tells us many times to trust in God, and gives us many examples. So, when and why was it put on our currency?

It was first put on the two cent coin in 1864. This was not required, but more like “permitted” to slowly appear on more and more of the United States currency until 1956. Now, when I was doing my own research for this post, I said to myself, 1956? Why, that’s not that long ago. I figured the way the world has been reacting to God (and being born in 1980 myself); it must have been put in effect in the 1500’s…Lol. Well, not even close. I still can’t believe that from 1956-2011 it went from, “In God We Trust” should be our nation’s motto…to “separation of church and state…Separation of church and state….SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE!!!!” It amazes me, really it does. I don’t have a doctorates degree, I have to spell check everything and I’m not good at pronunciation (just ask my Sunday school students), but it doesn’t take a scientist to realize things like this. I mean, “The World” has blinded itself with sin to the point where there is no more common sense. There is only

1. What’s popular?

2. What’s not?

So, why did these words take place in the first….place (Lol)? Who recommended them in the 1800’s and why? Look, this is called Just one voice…Ghettofied, not Just one Voice…Researcher, so get online like I did and do some research yourself. Now, let me get to the point already. Sheeesh. My point is that America has lost its common sense. Oh Lord, I’m starting to sound just like Brad Stine…Lol. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But maybe you, the one who’s reading this right now, should watch some of his shows. It doesn’t take a genius to see that the President of the United States should maybe go by our Nation’s motto, the United States of America’s Motto, the Motto that is written on our Currency. Can someone tell me where in the Constitution, the Amendments to the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, does it have the phrase “Separation of Church and State?” Anyone…anyone? Exactly what I’m saying! “Well, the majority of the world today loves the phrase and it’s become so popular so why don’t we alllll use it, yeah, that sounds about right. Then maybe everyone will start believing it.” That’s how we are, like a bunch of robots. Has anyone out there ever read the constitution or the amendments to the constitution before? Do you know that there’s actually an amendment that pretty much says that we can’t make amendments? Oh, yeah, I’ll let you guys look that one up for yourselves. And has anyone read the entire First Amendment? Seriously? C’mon people!

“It is with religion and morality, alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.” Sound familiar? Probably not. Because we seem to quote all the presidents that spoke against God and morality in the oval office. This, my friends, believe it or not, is a quote by our second president. Yes, our second president of the United States, John Adams. Hmmm, I wonder if that “qualifies” him as a founding father. Here’s another one for you, “Religion, morality, and knowledge, being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall be forever encouraged.” Haven’t heard that one in a while, have you? Or let’s say…ever! Well, this awesome quote was from a law signed on August 7, 1789 by George Washington, our FIRST PRESIDENT…hmmmm, founding father, perhaps? Ok, enough with the time travel. Let’s get back to today. But before we do, let’s go on a little journey I like to call “Duh.”

In the above chart, IGWT is short for In God We Trust. As we make it back to today, let’s start from 1843, when polio enters the United States. From there, we enter 1864, when IGWT was implemented on the two cent coin, also the first time we see our USA’s Motto on the scene. I thank God that most of us have never seen nor experienced Polio. Two weeks ago, I saw a video on Netflix about the history of Polio and it was one of the scariest things next to the Holocaust and slavery. The scariest thing about it is it attacked children. I’m sure I don’t have to explain WWI, the great depression, or Hitler. I think I would have passed a National Day of Prayer during that time too, wouldn’t you? As you can see, The laws implemented during these times of crisis (not that there weren’t any other laws implemented) had God as the center of attention, like the United States were crying out to God for help in each situation, as we should. The last law was to legalize the administration of the oral polio vaccine. Did I mention that In God We Trust is not only on our currency, but it is also our Nation’s Motto?

Do we Trust God?

Do we rely on God’s ability, character, strength?

Do we have confidence in God?

Do we depend on God?

Do we have faith and confidence in God?

Do we have a relationship with God?

Are we committed to God?

Do we allow him to use us for His interests?

Do we, as a nation, as one, as the Marine Corps, live by example, committed to God?

Who is God?

We’ll find out in tomorrow’s post. And please remember the title this post originates from: Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell… To: Ask…Tell… To: Ask…Tell…And get married while you’re at it!

Please be patient as I work on the above graph…Thank you  🙂


About blessedbklynite

I am a former Marine (Ooooraaahhh), currently a disabled veteran. I love my husband, love my family, love my friends, love my cats (even though I really want a dog), love my kids (the youth at my church, that is), but most of all...I love my Lord!


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