They had money, education and prestige so why would they sign a letter that promised to turn them into hunted animals for the rest of their lives? Five of them were captured and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons in the war; another two had sons captured. Nine died from wounds in battle.
I am talking about the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. They signed it because, while they valued their homes, their businesses and their prestige, they valued liberty even more. But did you know that nearly half of the pastors in America today would not have supported the Declaration of Independence? Think of it, if it had rested with these modern preachers there would be no United States today. Wait until you hear why.
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