A national billboard campaign is seeking to remind Americans of their accountability to the law of God simply by posting the Ten Commandments with the overarching declaration “Thus saith the Lord.”
Joseph Farah is the co-founder of the news outlet WND and the mastermind behind the Ten Commandments Project, which has been working over the past year to purchase billboard space in major cities across America.
“The purpose is to remind the public of the moral law to which all people are accountable whether they like it or not—even the ACLU,” he stated in a recent article about the project. “I know America badly needs a reminder of who guides the universe and the affairs of men and what He requires of us all. Americans need awareness of their sins before they can repent of them. And until we repent of our sins, America’s fate has been cast to the wind. America needs the Ten Commandments.”
To date, Farah has purchased billboards in Las Vegas, Nashville, Los Angeles and Branson, as well as smaller cities such as Shubert, Pennsylvania and Jacksonville, Florida. His latest buy was in Springfield, Massachusetts, approximately an hour and a half from Boston.
Farah said that since God is increasingly being removed from society, Christians need to step up their efforts to remind the world of God’s moral code “so that no one is without excuse.” However, he states that some professing Christians need the reminder themselves.
“The problem is America is not limited to atheists, agnostics, cults and non-believers,” he stated. “In fact, the biggest problem America has is with those who call themselves believers but who act no differently than the worldliest individuals on the planet. You can call these people backslidden. You can call them false converts. Or you can call them undiscipled, nominal believers. What they all have in common is they are not in obedience to God. They are not even trying to follow the most basic moral law, as Jesus and the prophets all instructed.”
In the 1892 U.S. Supreme Court case of Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States, the nation’s highest justices outlined that many states were founded with Christianity at the center.
“Christianity, general Christianity, is, and always has been, a part of the common law of Pennsylvania,” the court wrote, pointing back to the ruling in Updegraph v. Commonwealth. “[N]ot Christianity with an established church and tithes and spiritual courts, but Christianity with liberty of conscience to all men.”
It also noted that the Constitution of Delaware (1776), required all government officials to attest, “I do profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ His only Son, and in the Holy Ghost, one God, blessed for evermore, and I do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by divine inspiration.”
“[We] enter into Combination and Confederation together, to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus which we now profess, as also the discipline of the Churches, which according to the truth of the said Gospel is now practiced amongst us,” the court recited from the 1638 fundamental orders of Connecticut.
But now that much of modern society has erased God from American life, Farah said it is time to bring God’s word back to the forefront.
“I want to prick the consciences of believers and non-believers alike, and I want Americans to see the basis of all our laws as handed down by God at Mount Sinai in hopes they will repent of their sins and turn back to their Creator,” he stated. “[I]f we don’t understand our sin, which is defined by the Ten Commandments, how can we turn from our wicked ways? And how will God hear us? And how will He heal our land?”