Happy Independence Day, America!
Did you know John Adams though the 4th of July should be a religious holiday? For John, the 4th of July was the way of the founders taking the precepts of the life and birth of Christ and applying the principles into government.
The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more
On the 4th of July they rang the liberty bell and inscribed on the top there reads:
“Proclaim liberty throughout the land and to all the inhabitants thereof.”
Did you know: The motto during the American Revolution was “No King but King Jesus.” Our Founding father’s signed the closing lines of the Declaration of Independence with the quote:
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance of the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”
Pledging the will of the nation into the hands of God for protection and Guidance; and, a call to action for each one to share the good news “No King but King Jesus.”