Declaration of Independence – Returning God to Government
The Garden of Eden represented the perfect model of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness -- A dynamic and dependant relationship between God and man. Yet man wanted more than perfection -- He wanted independence. Thus, he traded true life, liberty, and meaningful pursuit for death, suppression, and meaningless existence. Indeed, as Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, they were “signing” the first Declaration of Independence -- mankind was now “liberated” from God. In sadness, God honored this ancient revolution and history records the fallout.
Thousands of years later, in a land far from where the ancient headwaters of the Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, and Euphrates split, a collection of colonial revolutionaries joined together to sign a new Declaration of Independence. But this time, things were different…
Declaration of Independence – Real Independence Requires Dependence on God
After enduring a worldwide legacy of man-made rules, restrictions, rights and religions, a little segment of mankind was declaring independence. Not from God this time -- but from the global mess we’d made apart from God.
Yes, at the root of it all, mankind was finally decreeing divorce from its awful and adulterous experiment. At an embryonic, leadership level, mankind was seeking reconciliation with God by declaring a revolutionary system of governance in His Name.
“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.”
Humbled men were now declaring that true life, liberty, and meaningful pursuit can only exist in a nation where the baseline is our Creator. Real independence is only possible when we’re fully dependant on God.
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