These three documents, known collectively as the Charters of Freedom, have secured the rights of the American people for more than two and a quarter centuries and are considered instrumental to the founding and philosophy of the United States.
Flavius Josephus, The Antiquities of the Jews, Book 18, Chapter 5:2. See Joseph Holden and Norman Geisler, The Popular Handbook of Archaeology and the Bible (2013), 283–289 for OT persons; 303–305 for NT persons. Bertrand Russell, Why I Am Not A Christian: And Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects (1957), 16. Gary Habermas documents these sources and comments on. Letters and other documents, on the subject of a new translation of the Sacred Scriptures into Gaelic: with notes by Ross, Thomas, 1768-1843. Publication date 1821 Usage Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland Topics Bible Publisher Edinburgh: s.n. Collection. Handing Copying Scripture Resources. Journibles are journals/notebooks specifically designed for hand copying Scriptures. The notebooks have faint lines printed so the words of a specific Bible chapter and verse can be hand copied on the right-hand page of the journible. Hindu texts are manuscripts and voluminous historical literature related to any of the diverse traditions within Hinduism.A few texts are shared resources across these traditions and broadly considered as Hindu scriptures. These include the Puranas, Itihasa and Vedas.Scholars hesitate in defining the term 'Hindu scriptures' given the diverse nature of Hinduism, but many list the Bhagavad Gita. The Words of Gad the Seer contains 14 chapters dealing with King David and his prophet Gad. The nature of each of the chapters is different than the others, so one who has already read the first chapter, for example, cannot predict any other chapter in the book.Learn More
The Declaration of Independence expresses the ideals on which the United States was founded and the reasons for separation from Great Britain.
The Constitution defines the framework of the Federal Government of the United States.
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. It defines citizens’ and states’ rights in relation to the Government.
Located on the upper level of the National Archives museum, the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom is the permanent home of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights.
Designed by architect John Russell Pope as a shrine to American democracy, the ornate Rotunda with its soaring domed ceiling also features two murals by Barry Faulkner, depicting fictional scenes of the “presentations” of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Through Founders Online, you can read and search through thousands of documents and records to and from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison and see firsthand the growth of democracy and the birth of the Republic. Their letters and journals are a kind of 'first draft' of the Charters of Freedom.
There are 56 One Anothers in the New Testament of the Bible. Each expresses a different aspect of Jesus’ command to “love one another.” They especially refer to how believers in the Body of Christ are to treat one another, but they also can be applied to other people under the second half of Jesus’ Greatest Commandment, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).
These 23 One Anothers from the New Testament represent the heart of the Bible. They show us what it means for people to be soul mates who are “deep-spirited friends” (Philippians 2:2b, MSG). These are the spiritual blessings of God’s love in Christ that we long for from “one another.” This “Christ in Community.”
The “One Anothers” are especially important in marriage. It’s the love of Christ that unite a husband and wife as one flesh and as soul mates. It’s the power of the Word of God that makes a community of any size become a “body of Christ.”
I’ve used the One Anothers of the New Testament on retreats or in small groups as a responsive reading to promote group bonding as a Christ-centered community.
If possible I like to have everyone in the group to get in a circle so everyone can see everyone else. Then group members take turns reading a a one another” verse out loud. And after each verse is read the whole group recites in unison the “one another” that defines them all: “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God”(1 John 4:7, KJV).
Jesus said, “As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all [people] will know that you are my disciples” (John 13:34-35).
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly [and sisterly] love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10).
“Live in harmony with one another” (Romans 12:16).
“Stop passing judgment on one another” (Romans 14:13).
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you” (Romans 15:7).
“Instruct one another” (Romans 15:14).
“Agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you” (1 Corinthians 1:10).
“Serve one another in love” (Galatians 5:13).
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).
“Be kind and compassionate to one another” (Ephesians 4:32).
“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs” (Ephesians 5:19).
“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (Ephesians 5:21).
“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:13).
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom” (Colossians 3:16).
“Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11).
“Spur one another on toward love and good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24).
“Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another” (Hebrews 10:25).
“Do not slander one another” (James 4:11).
“Love one another deeply, from the heart” (1 Peter 1:22).
“Offer hospitality to one another” (1 Peter 4:9).
“Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another” (1 Peter 5:5).
“Greet one another” (1 Peter 5:14)
“If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” (1 John 1:7).
(All Bible verses are from the NIV84.)