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The U.S. Capitol Building

The Landing of Columbus - Columbus said he was convinced to sail because "it was the Lord who put into my mind" and that "the Gospel must still be preached to so many lands."

Departure of the Pilgrims from Holland - shows the Pilgrims observing a day of prayer and fasting. William Brewster is holding an open Bible upon which is written: "The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." "God With Us" is written on the ship's sail.

Discovery of the Mississippi River by Hernando De Soto.

The Baptism of Pocahontas - This shows the baptism of one of the first converts in the Virginia colony. The Virginia charter said they came to propagate the "Christian Religion to such People, as yet live in Darkness and miserable Ignorance of the true knowledge and worship of God."

Also to be found in the Capitol Building is a carved relief of Penn's Treaty with the Indians - Penn called his colony "a holy experiment" and said of it that "my God that has given it to me . . . will, I believe, bless and make it the seed of a nation."

The Landing of the Pilgrims — "...having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith."

Prayer Room - A room set aside for prayer has a stained window with Washington in prayer.

Inner dome and canopy — George Washington rising to the heavens in glory, flanked by female figures representing Liberty and Victory. And thirteen maidens symbolizing the original states flank the three central figures.

The House Chamber

In God We Trust is inscribed in letters of gold behind the Speaker's rostrum.

A marble relief of Moses, is above the central Gallery door. The largest Church congregation in America in 1867 met here. Churches had been meeting in the Capitol from the beginning.


In God We Trust - placed above Senate main door.

National Statuary Hall

Statues of many early leaders are displayed throughout the Capitol. Most of these were Christians and many were ministers, including George Washington, James Garfield, Samuel Adams, Rev. Peter Muhlenberg, Rev. Roger Williams, Rev. Marcus Whitman, Daniel Webster, Lew Wallace, Rev. Jason Lee, John Winthrop, Rev. Jonathan Trumbull, Roger Sherman, Francis Willard

"What hath God Wrought!" — First message sent over the telegraph in 1844. On Samuel F.B. Morse Plaque outside old Supreme Court Chamber.

The White House

This inscription is on the State Dining Room fireplace, it was authored by John Adams.

It reads:

"I pray Heaven to Bestow the Best of Blessings on THIS HOUSE and on All that shall hereafter Inhabit it. May none but Honest and Wise Men ever rule under this Roof."

U.S. Supreme Court
Moses on the rear facade
Moses inside the Supreme Court's courtroom
The Ten Commandments on the Court Chamber doors inside the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court

In front of the U.S. District Court Building

Library of Congress

Moses holding the Ten Commandments.

Painting called "Knowledge" in the North Hall

Located in the rotunda of the Library of Congress

Gutenberg Bible

The Giant Bible of Mainz

On the walls and ceiling of the Library of Congress are many Biblical inscriptions. For example:

The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not. (John 1:5)

Wisdom is the principal thing therefore get wisdom and withall thy getting, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)

In the Main Reading Room

What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God. (Micah 6:8)

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth His handywork. (Psalm 19:1)

National Archives

Ronald Reagan Building

"Liberty of Worship" statute resting on the Ten Commandments

The Washington Monument

Inscribed upon the monument's capstone are the Latin words: Laus Deo, which means:

"Praise be to God"

Along the stairway within the monument there are 190 caved tributes donated by states, cities, individuals, societies, and foreign powers. Many of these contain scriptures and references to God.

Examples of some of these inscriptions include:

"In God We Trust"
Exodus 28:36 & 39:30
Zechariah 14:20
John 5:39
Acts 17:11
Proverbs 10:7 & 22:6

Jefferson Memorial

"Almighty God hath created the mind free, all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens ... are a departure from the plan of the Holy Author of our religion ... no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship or ministry or shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief, but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion. I know but one code of morality for men whether acting singly or collectively."

Another inscription (in part) states:

"God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the Liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

The Lincoln Memorial
On the north chamber wall are inscribed excerts from Lincoln's second inauguarl address.

The Liberty Bell
Inscribed on the bell:

Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

The Governor's Palace

Governors Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson once lived in this Governor's Palace located in Williamsburg Virginia.

On November 11, 1779, while Jefferson was Governor and living in the Palace he issued a proclamation appointing "a day of publick and solemn thanksgiving and prayer to Almighty God, earnestly recommending to all the good people of this commonwealth, to set apart the said day for those purposes, and to the several Ministers of religion to meet their respective societies thereon, to assist them in their prayers, edify them with their discourses, and generally to perform the sacred duties of their function, proper for the occasion.

...for the continuance of his favor and protection to these United States;...that He would... spread the light of christian knowledge through the remotest corners of the earth;...That he would in mercy look down upon us, pardon all our sins, and receive us into his favour; and finally, that he would establish the independence of these United States upon the basis of religion and virtue, and support and protect them in the enjoyment of peace, liberty and safty."

The Parlor Room has 34 Scripture prints hanging on the walls. These drawings are of scenes from the life of Christ.

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