The Bible and the Dominican Flag

Did you know that of the flags of the 195 independent countries of the world, the flag of Denmark is considered the oldest, continuously used national flag in the world? Or that Denmark's flag’s white cross symbolizes Christianity? Or that the flag of the United Kingdom combines the crosses of the patron saints of England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland?

But did you also know that only one country’s flag contains a Bible? The national flag of the Dominican Republic has a white cross dividing the flag into four parts. In the intersection of the cross is a shield that has at its center three banners to the left and right extending from a Bible, above which is a small cross.

Some say that the Bible is opened to the Gospel of John 8:2, "Y la verdad os hara libres" (English: "And the truth shall make you free.") Engage with the Bible—in its impact and influence throughout the world!

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