Jesus Christ Acknowledged as Lord in the U.S. Constitution?
It's often said that the U.S. Constitution does not mention God or Christianity. Not true:
The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.
done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord (emphasis added) one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,...
Hmmm? Just which Lord are they referring to? Not only referring to, but acknowledging. Jesus Christ, of course.
But are we reading too much into this rather common parlance?
Dr. John Mark Reynolds does not think so:
Of course, a secularist will say this was just a "polite phrase" of the time which meant nothing to the signers. I would dispute that for most of them but let that ride. The ability of the Framers to write about "our Lord" thoughtlessly is the most revealing fact of all, if true. It means they were so deeply immersed in Christian culture, that even when they rejected parts of Orthodox Christian teaching (as Jefferson and some of his disciples did), they could still sign documents this way.