Declaration of Dependence

by Glenn A. Hascall


A Reader's Theater regarding a declaration of our dependence on Jesus Christ.


4 readers (Gender Neutral)


Music: Instrumental version of Battle Hymn of the Republic,  Onward Christian
Soldiers or another selection that fits - plays softly, as a backdrop to this
Reader's Theater.

READER # 1: When in the course of my humanity....

READER # 2: It became necessary for me to dissolve the bonds which have
connected me for so long to one who cares not for my ultimate well-being.... I
first and foremost declare a separation from the one who stated control over
my life and of whom I am now certain meant me personal and spiritual harm.

READER # 3: I hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
by God, and are endowed by Him with complete unalienable grace, that among
these are the forgiveness of sin, the indwelling of God's Holy Spirit, and
the sacrifice of God's one and only Son, Jesus Christ. These truths serve to
draw me irresistibly to my Maker. Prudence, indeed, dictates that this
design, with its foundations lodged in a time long past remembering, can
never be revoked and has been set in place to be beneficial to mankind as
well as provide our only means to godly living.

READER # 4: When I take note of a long train of abuses by a lesser power
seeking to usurp this forever rule and reign, I must resist all such efforts.
It is my right and duty to stand against such evil and provide ample
opportunity for God to secure my future in His loving care and guidance.

READER # 1: The enemy has refused the rule and reign of Jesus Christ.

READER # 2: He has encouraged his minions to meddle needlessly in the
spiritual affairs of mankind.

READER # 3: He has refused to acknowledge the laws governing God's people.

READER # 4: He has made it a personal mission to distract us from following
godly principles.

READER # 1: He has repeatedly engaged God's people in spiritual battle.

READER # 2: For the deprivation of uninterrupted time with God....

READER # 3: For continual accusations of forgiven offenses....

READER # 4: ...Our enemy has abdicated any rule over us, because he has not
agreed to the universal law of God's absolute truth.

READER # 1: He has plundered our churches and ravaged God's people.

READER # 2: He has lured some away and held them captive without cause.

READER # 3: He has incited others against us, also without cause both from
within and without.

READER # 4: In every stage of these oppressions we have sought relief. Our
enemy only answers in the most ruthless of terms. A prince, whose character
is continually marked by acts of tyranny and remains unfit to rule.

UNISON: I, therefore as a representative of the Children of God, do solemnly
publish and declare that the believing members of the Church, one body
ordained by God, are free to worship our Maker. I remain a free, yet
dependent member of the body of Christ. This shall remain my
once-and-for-all Declaration of Dependence upon the one true God, His Son
Jesus Christ, and God's Holy Spirit. I further pledge that without my
dependence on this source I shall never find joy in my life, fortunes or
personal honor.

(Choir or soloist could follow up with "I Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb",
originally sung by Ray Boltz.)

Copyright Glenn Hascall, all rights reserved. This script may be used free of charge, provided no
charge is made for entry. In return, the author would appreciate being notified of any
performance. He may be contacted at glenn.hascall<a>