The ancient Psalmist said, “The Lord sets prisoners free” (Psalm 146:7). A key verse in the Gospel of John says, “So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed” (John 8:36). There are many Scripture verses speaking of how God sets us free, not man and especially not the government. Freedom is not free, but has been fought for in foreign lands with the blood of brave men and women since the Revolution.
Freedom comes with responsibility. This requirement is to remember why and how we achieved it as a nation. “There arose in Egypt a new king who did not know Joseph” (Exodus 1:8). Pharaoh did not remember Joseph. Whether no one told him or he just chose to forget, the result was the same. The nation that had become the world’s foremost, lost everything.
It seems that in this country, we have forgotten what has made us great. It is God that has made us great.
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.” – George Washington
Our motto is “In God We Trust.” Yet, today many atheists want to take it out of our money and Pledge of Allegiance and anywhere from schools to government. This craze is to our peril. It is God who has been our guide and protector for 300 years.
We have turned to do what makes us feel good about ourselves and be tolerant to a culture that has headed toward Sodom. I am not talking about allowing the freedom to do what we wish. I am talking about giving rights to others that sublimate the rights and foundations of our country. If we do not learn from history we are damned to repeat it.
“The fear of capitalism has compelled socialism to widen freedom, and the fear of socialism has compelled capitalism to increase equality. East is West and West is East, and soon the twain will meet.”
We are headed toward taxing more so many more do not need to work. Our churches seem to be not only becoming tolerant, but changing the Word of God to redefine marriage away from being between a man and woman. It is indeed a very slippery and fast moving downward slope.
Freedom has responsibility. We are to remind people from where our freedom came and who brought it. We are to know that not all thoughts are equally good or religions speak of the same God who ordained our freedoms and the commandments to be obedient to what God’s Law says.
Brave Heart yelled “Freedom” from oppression. He fought to keep from being controlled by oppressors.
"You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with
freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it." (William Wallace)
Let’s not forget the lessons from history and have the courage to stand up to cultural decay.