Independence Day–And Devotions to God Almighty

Independence Day–And Devotions to God Almighty

How do you celebrate the 4th of July?

Is it with barbecues, parties, fireworks, and parades? Consider what the second president to the United States said in how we should celebrate it:
July [4], 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 {fireworks}, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” – John Adams

Most of us are doing well regarding parades and fireworks… but how are we doing at the most important part of how we ought to be celebrating this holiday? I encourage you all to add some “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty” to your celebrations of our Independence Day holiday, especially during these difficult times where false anti-american views are on the rise. Click here to download our PDF titled July 4th: A Celebration of History. (Quick reference sheet with quotes from the founders about this holiday)

The son of John Adams and sixth president of the United States said this when celebrating the July 4th holiday in 1837: “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. It forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation. The Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission on Earth [and] laid the cornerstone of human government on the first precepts of Christianity.” – John Quincy Adams, July 4, 1837

4 Comments

  1. Ronald Snyder

    Thank You – great stuff – Much Appreciated

    Reply July 4, 2020
  2. Patty Giamanco

    What a wonderful reminder. For our focal lens to be re-centered on Christ. Need not lose sight of that. Thank you for the mini share holding monumental worth of a history lesson. Not just the very reason WHY we celebrate, but HOW.
    SO important!

    Reply July 4, 2020
  3. Karen L Elliott

    Thank you and bless you for your leadership and dedication in providing Truth and meaning to this holiday.

    Reply July 5, 2020
  4. Jeanette

    Your email was a special blessing to me! I was saddened to read The Oregonian today, because there was a full color, full page ad by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They depicted 6 founding fathers, with quotes beneath each, as anti-God, anti-Christianty. Their title in the center was in caps: “CELEBRATE OUR GODLESS CONSTITUTION”! It made my heart heavy; but I planned to chase down original contexts later. Your quotes addressed the true heart of 5 of these founders, leaving only a Thomas Paine quote that his own mind was his own church, to refute or temper.
    Thanks for your encouraging email!!

    Reply July 5, 2020

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