MONDAY 4 July, 2016
Stand fast therefore in the liberty
by which Christ has made us free… - Galatians 5:1
“Give me liberty or give me death!” were the passionate words echoed from a speech given by Patrick Henry at the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, at St. John’s church in Richmond, Virginia. The unforgettable, compelling speech influenced Virginians and the following events that lead to our American Independence. A resolution was formed declaring the united colonies to be independent from Great Britain.
George Washington attended that convention and later he would lead our forces against the bondage of British tyranny and taxation. He remains notable for becoming one of our founding fathers, the commander-in-chief of the colonial armies in The Revolutionary War and our first president.
Many fought and died for our liberty. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, but it was not until after the American Revolution ended that we won our independence from Great Britain. We became ‘One Nation Under God.’
Our founding fathers wrote The Declaration of Independence based on Biblical principles: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness––but how is true liberty attained?
Only Christ can give us true liberty––freedom from our sins, but if you will not have this life of liberty for which Christ died then you have chosen eternal death. Which do you want God to give you––liberty or death?
Now the Lord is the Spirit;
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
~2 Corinthians 3:17~
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