Every Fourth of July, I like to take a moment and bring some aspect of America’s Christian history and heritage into view. I like to point out the importance of the Bible to our founding fathers and how it shaped the thinking of those great men in the construction of an imperfect but impressive Constitution that has continued to be a beacon of freedom, liberty, and hope for 233 years. In America, we have many wrongs to be ashamed of, but we also have many accomplishments that set our country apart as uniquely exceptional, and we have numerous examples where wrongs were made right. I’d like to use the story of the Emancipation Memorial statue in DC to discuss the biblical view of slavery. Did God’s word fail us during the years leading up to the Civil War? Does the Bible promote slavery? If not, then what happened back in the 1840’s, 50’s and 60’s?