Seth Udinski, FISM News
During Independence Day weekend, a museum in Philadelphia dedicated to teaching the Bible’s clear influence on American history opened its doors to the public. The American Bible Society commissioned the new Faith and Liberty Discovery Center (FLDC) on the corner of Independence Mall and Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. The project cost roughly $60 million and, according to the FLDC, took 6 years to complete. The museum is open six days a week and closed on Sundays.
The Faith and Liberty Discovery Center explores the relationship between faith and liberty in America from its founding to today, by illuminating the influence of the Bible on individuals in key historical and personal moments.
The FLDC highlights several key historical and contemporary figures, including William Penn, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., and Joni Eareckson Tada. Set in the “cradle of liberty,” this new museum could play a part in helping young Americans rediscover the great influence that the Word of God and the Christian worldview had, and still has, on the American experience.
It should be noted that it is unclear whether the museum explores the influence of the Bible on America from a conservative perspective.