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Our Declaration of Independence
By Steve Higginbotham
July 4, 2004

The quotation to the left is part of the Declaration of Independence that was written over 225 years ago.  As we celebrate our freedoms this Independence Day, I would like for us to take a moment and look beyond the American Revolution and look to the freedoms secured for us by Jesus.

Fifty-six of our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, thus openly renouncing their former ties to England and declaring and embracing freedom as a new nation. 

Much like the declaration of our founding fathers, we too, have made a public declaration when we obeyed the gospel.  Renouncing sin, we publicly should be declaring and embracing the freedom that is ours in Christ. 

If you have been freed from the weight of sin; if you have been freed from slavery and subjection to Satan; if you have been freed from the curse of sin; then declare it!  Declare it publicly.  Don't be ashamed.  Have the courage of our founding fathers to put your reputation and life on the line by declaring your faith in Christ.

"Let the redeemed of the Lord say so" (Psalm 107:2)


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