The worst Violence ever done on American soil is not the horrendous bloodshed of close to six hundred thousand lives lost during the War Between the States. It was done by the U.S. Supreme Court who sentenced to death the most helpless and innocent of U.S. citizens. Since America, as a Christian nation in its origin, has drawn away from God; the violence and the senseless shedding of blood should not surprise us.
Between 1560 and 1599, The Geneva Bible was providentially unleashed upon a dark, discouraged, downtrodden English speaking world. Just when it looked as if the Machiavellian, Divine Right kings, such as the Tudors of England, were about to drive Christendom back to the days of Caesar worship, a Bible appeared that set the stage for a Christian Reformation of life and culture the likes of which the world had never seen. By the time of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, just 28 years after the first printing of the Geneva Bible, it was already being said of the English that they were becoming a “people of the Book.” The results of a people reading and obeying the Word of God were the explosion of faith, character, the first missionary movement in history, literature, economic blessing, and political and religious freedom.