Today we celebrate the birth of our country on Independence Day which marks the signing of The Declaration of Independence. I love our country. We disciples of Jesus also celebrate the two-hundred year anniversary of the “Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery” from 1804. Our tradition began to take shape with this document that plead for the death of the Presbytery and that all would be dissolved into the body of Christ. You may wish to read the Last Will (it is brief) and maybe even the “Declaration and Address” from 1809 (it is longer). SImply click on the titles of these documents in this text.
History is history (it’s behind us). History matters (for the future). So, look back with humility and launch forward in faithful following.