Man could never have imagined the wonderful plan which God set in motion to save him. Only through God’s Spirit could such a plan be revealed to man. The first century apostles and prophets had that Spirit and were able to speak “the wisdom of God, which God ordained before the world” (I Corinthians 2:7). The plan to save man through Christ originated “before the foundation of the world” (Ephesians 1:4). It was fool-proof, unchangeable, “after the counsel of His own will” (Ephesians 1:11)!
Many people do not know that Francis Scott Key's emotional fourth verse of the Star-Spangled Banner is the historic origin of the United States official motto. What you also might not know is that putting the nation's motto on our currency has been, at times, highly controversial.