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By Zach Elliott
Special to Valley News 

Christ declares our independence


Last updated 7/13/2018 at 3:39pm


For Christians, celebrating Independence Day can be more than a celebration of the birth of the nation, but also a remembrance of the day Christ freed people from their sins, according to the Rev. Zachary Elliot of Fusion Christian Church.

Wrapped up in all the festivities of a typical July Fourth celebration, I often forget that the day isn't just about family, friends and a barbecue, but we're celebrating the birth of a nation, my nation. I forget that July 4,, 1776, all 13 colonies voted to accept the historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson known as the Declaration of Independence.

Since that moment we have had a steely determination to maintain our independence from anyone who would seek to rule over us. We have declared our freedom time and again, and we will continue to do so.

As great as our freedom is as a cou...

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