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By Jack Graham, The Stream, July 2, 2021

Jack Graham, D.Min., is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. He is the author of numerous books, including the recently released Reignite: Fresh Focus for an Enduring Faith.

A couple of years ago, I had a speaking engagement in Philadelphia and made a point of slipping downtown to Independence Hall to reflect on the founding of our nation. It’s an amazing experience. I recommend it.

As I moved around the historical sites of that city, I saw the Word of God everywhere. It’s etched on buildings and even on the Liberty Bell itself, which says, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof” (Leviticus 25:10). Scriptures are forever written into the history, heart and fabric of America.

You see, the early Americans were patriots, but they were also believers. Those who settled this nation came here to advance the Christian faith and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. …

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