There is nothing out of date about the Bible. Its clear distinctions between good and evil, its rules for human conduct and its laws for the government of the nation, are as valid and as vital today as they ever were in the days of the prophets that wrote them. It was written then to be read now. Far more of its prophecies and warnings apply to this present time than were aimed at the times in which they were written. This is equally true of both Old and New Testaments, they are both part of the same book and each confirms the other. We would do well to heed them.
When our ancestors founded this nation, they were Christians who recognized the eternal validity of Yahweh’s laws. They were aware that only in obedience to our God could the nation survive. Under the guidance of such men, the few colonies with their small and scattered populations grew to become the mightiest nation the world has ever seen.