Happy Independence Day

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1Peter 2:16 {ESV}

…no people will tamely surrender their liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and virtue is preserved. On the contrary, when people are universally ignorant, and debauched in their manners, they will sink under their own weight without the aid of foreign invaders. –Samuel Adams in a letter to James Warren, quoted by Ira Stoll in Samuel Adams: A Life (NY: Free Press, 2008), p172 

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Author: Jonathan P. Merritt

Happily married father of six. Associate pastor for education at Edgewood Baptist Church (Columbus, GA). Good-natured contrarian and theological Luddite. A student of one book.

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