Wait on the LORD: be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart;
wait, I say, on the LORD.
- Psalm 27:14
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Declaration of Dependence

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." July 4, 1776

Since the year 1776 our nation has enjoyed the freedoms in which we are a people of the people, by the people and for the people, one nation, under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.


As we celebrate with thanksgiving to God for another year of this independence and freedom, let us remember that the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness have been given to us by our Creator. Inalienable means that this right cannot be given to some else or be transferred to someone else, but it does not mean that we live to ourselves outside of the truth which God is. Truth is found in the person of Jesus Christ.

KJV John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Our nation has been founded on the truths of Godā€™s Holy Word, the Bible, which testifies to us that He is the Creator, that He is our Redeemer, and that He is our Sustainer in that we are dependent upon Him for our every need in our lives and that without Him, we can do nothing. We must not forget these important truths, and that upon receiving this knowledge, we are to continue in His teachings.

If we minimize or fail to heed His teachings, we will lose our freedom as a nation since real freedom is not able to exist outside of truth.

Throughout the history of the world, no nation has continued to thrive without the blessing of God, which only comes through believing and obeying His Word by the power of the Holy Spirit.

May the Lord grant all of us the ability to know the truth, continue in the truth, and to enjoy and to exercise the freedom that results from faith and obedience.

KJV Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

KJV Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

The government of the United States is acknowledged by the wise and good of other nations, to be the most free, impartial, and righteous government of the world; but all agree, that for such a government to be sustained many years, the principles of truth and righteousness, taught in the Holy Scriptures, must be practiced.
- Emma Willard
The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
Author: Billy Graham
He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king.
Author: Augustine
Pastor Orval Wirkkala

As we pledge our loyalty to our God and to our dependence on Him, may we pray the Hymn of Isaac Watts in these times.
Our God, our Help in ages past,
Our Hope for years to come,
Our Shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal Home!

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

We need thee now as neā€™er before,
We mourn the wisdom gone;
Transform our land forevermoreā€”
Redemption through your Son.
Posted on 03 Jul 2016 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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