Notice how this document is framed. It begins with these words:
“In the name of God, Amen.”This was not just boilerplate to them like it is in our political speeches. It was a statement of who they were and what motivated them. They were under an authority higher than the king, God Himself.
And notice that word, “Amen.” To laymen it is something to say at the end of a prayer or if you agree with the preacher. There is a reason for that. It means, “So be it.”
Also below the radar is the final statement:
“Anno Domini 1620"Anno Domini is where we get the abbreviation AD that used to accompany dates along with BC. It does not mean “after death.” It is a Latin phrase meaning “in the year of the Lord.” Our republic was created in an atmosphere that acknowledged that all dates were tied to Jesus. He is the Lord being talked about here.
We are getting away from that. This is being done deliberately. Scholars are now starting to talk BCE, before Common Era, instead of BC, before Christ. They are talking about CE, Common Era. The republic that was established in acknowledgment of God’s will and place in history is now concerned about offending people who might not agree.
It is and will make a difference.
homo unius libri
I am not sure how much longer we will be able to express that desire.ReplyDelete
Grace and peace.