This passage of scripture declares that we, the children of God, are not to have any other gods in our lives. We are to be independent of any and everything but Jehovah God.

On July 4, 1776, the colonies declared their independence from the British Crown. There are two statements in the Declaration of Independence that ought to stand out to every Christian; one near the beginning and the other near the end. They state:

Freedom and Independence

“Men are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

“That these United States are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES.”

God has declared unto us that we Christians as well should be free to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a free and independent country. This nation, the United States of America, was founded upon those rights that were promised to God’s people from His Word.

Today is July 4, 2021. Let me remind you of the price that was paid for us to enjoy the freedoms that we have today. The signers of the Declaration of Independence and many others since have paid with their blood that we might enjoy freedom from tyrants (politicians) that would try to rob us of our rights as Christians to worship God.

Our nation and churches are under attack from within. Take this seriously and take a stand again for life, liberty and the freedom to worship and serve the Lord God Almighty.

Let me challenge you once again to be faithful to the House of God and to the things of God. Pray for our nation and pray for and attend Grace Baptist Church.

– Bro. Bill Forde