...We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."
- The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
- In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
Let all men still appeal 'to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions' as they did on this day in 1776. That is where all freedom is established.
Christ won every person's freedom. Freedom from judgement... freedom from spiritual oppression...
Freedom can ring in our homes and on our streets. If Christ is lifted up He will draw men unto Himself.
Let's appeal to the God of all grace today and thank Him for all the freedoms we enjoy and petition Him for those who are in bondage.