Independence Day 2018

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Happy Fourth of July! Happy Independence Day!

Reading of the Declaration of Independence from the East balcony of the Old State House, Boston, Massachusetts July 18, 1776.

Daniel 2:20-21 “… “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings…”

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).

It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).

It wasn’t the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776).

It wasn’t the day on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn’t happen until November 1776).

It wasn’t the day it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).

So, what did happen on July 4, 1776?

Click HERE for the back story.