Fourth of July marks the moment in history when representatives of a new government  

signed the Declaration of Independence in the United States on July 4, 1776. The document listed grievances bore by the U.S. colonies under British monarchy and justified a desire for liberty. The Fourth of July also known as Independence Day, represents freedom and patriotism.  

In the Bible, there are many verses that shed light on the true meaning of freedom, specifically freedom from sin, and independence from the world’s idea about living. We call that holiness.  

On behalf of our Senior Bishop Vernon E. Kennebrew and COCHUSA’s Board of Bishops, we pray for continued freedom and liberty across the United States of America. We also pray for global citizens currently fighting for their human rights and dignity.  

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


Bishop Lindsay E. Jones   

National President    

Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.