THE DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for people to declare their dependence on Almighty God, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them
to this decision.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain undeniable gifts, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of the Kingdom of God.
We declare an end to our spiritual autonomy from the God who loves us, and join our voices with that of Mary, who said, “I am the Lord’s servant; may it be to me as you have said.” (Luke 1:38)
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred honor.
Rev. Glenn McDonald
Zionsville Presbyterian Church
Zionsville, Indiana, USA
This is a partial paraphrase of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.