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Two Sides of the Coin

One of the changes that came with the rise to power of Oliver Cromwell in 17th-century England was the nation’s coinage. New coins were struck with the engraving “God with Us” on one side, and on the reverse “The Republic of England.”

One old nobleman, a royalist and anti-Puritan to the core, saw the coins and commented: “Quite proper that God and the republic should be on different sides.”

Today in the Word, March 24, 1993