Founders Bible Posts Archive
Barton Offers 'Another Example of the Many Biblical Principles Directly Incorporated into the Constitution'
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/25/2012, 3:03pm
A few months ago, we posted a video of David Barton falsely claiming that the Constitution's provision regarding treason "is a verbatim quote out of Ezekiel 18:20." Even by Barton's lax standards, this claim made no sense as the Bible passage has literally nothing to Constitutional provision he cited: Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Friday 10/05/2012, 10:45am
During his appearance on Glenn Beck's radio program yesterday to discuss the debate, David Barton also also took a few minutes to promote his new book "The Founder's Bible" which he predicted would become "a new Geneva Bible" and shape the nation for generations to come. Beck asserted that Barton and his work have been "ravaged" in order to undermine the credibility of his extraordinary important new book and Barton agreed, saying that the attacks on him are just like what took place when "God and Satan had debates over Job" as Satan is trying to... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 10/04/2012, 4:15pm
In Biblical interpretation, there are some who engage in a practice called "prooftexting" which is "the practice of using isolated quotations from a document to establish a proposition." In essence, it is a practice of pulling isolated passages, fragments, or even sometimes single words out of the Bible, removing them from their original context and then using similarities in language or symbolism to assert that the cited passages support a certain position or prophesied a certain event. As anyone who has any familiarity with the "history" produced by David... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 10/03/2012, 2:41pm
As we noted yesterday, we are working our way through David Barton's new book "The Founders' Bible" and we've made it up to the book of Deuteronomy, which Barton has filled with articles about how the Founding Fathers disapproved of using the government to help the poor, wanted the Bible taught in schools, included God in the wording of oaths, created courts to carry out Biblical justice, and opposed the imposition of unbiblical progressive taxation: America's original system of taxation treated Americans as individuals rather than as part of a group, and it allowed, figuratively... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 10/02/2012, 12:56pm
Over the last several months, we have written a series of posts highlighting the various social, cultural, and governmental institutions that David Barton claims are directly rooted in the Bible. For Barton, any parallel he can discover between a provision in the Constitution and language in the Bible can only mean that the latter was the cause for the former, often going so far as to falsely claim that the Constitution quotes the Bible "verbatim." Now Barton has produced a new book called "The Founders' Bible" which is designed to help readers "discover the... MORE
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