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What really happened on July 4th, 1776

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History.com

The Continental Congress did not vote for independence on July 4th, neither was the declaration of independence signed on that date.

As our pastor pointed out, what did happen on July 4th was a ‘meeting of the minds’ and an agreement/adoption of the language of the Declaration of Independence.

So, July 4th has to do with a formal declaration (of the language and basis) of independence, as the written contract or declaration was agreed to and voted on.

July 4th has less to do with actions of separation or signing, but the forward-looking affirmation and agreement of words.

Excerpt from History.com
“On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted to approve a Virginia motion calling for separation from Britain. The dramatic words of this resolution were added to the closing of the Declaration of Independence. Two days later, on July 4, the declaration was formally adopted by 12 colonies after minor revision. New York approved it on July 19. On August 2, the declaration was signed.”

See entire article at History.com:

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – 1776 – US Declares Independence

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Security: Complacency vs. Courage

How many individuals have changed the course of history and made themselves a wall against tyranny? How many others have blindly followed the crowd? Sparta and Athens held back the Persian empire from Europe via the courage and leadership of individual men.

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https://livingbyathread.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/a-young-jewish-woman-300-spartan-fighting-men-and-gods-preservation-of-his-people/

 
 

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Louie Giglio Mashup of Stars and Whales Singing God’s Praise

“…The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” –Psalm 19:1b

“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:” –Romans 1:20

“Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
–Job 38:1-7

 
 

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Danny Gokey – The Comeback

 
 

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It Is Well ~ The Tragic Story Behind the Amazing Hymn ~ Horatio Spafford

 

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NEEDTOBREATHE – “HARD LOVE”

Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love

 
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Christians on Stormy Seas (Trunews)

A wonderful sermon message of the experiences of a missionary family. If you are going through tough times, you definitely should listen to this.

David Goodrum: “Never Give Up”

 

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