Saturday, January 15, 2005

The United States of America and the Law of Liberty

The following was written by Ed Burson. It is part of a larger piece and I quote this part because it needs to be said and it builds on my post from earlier today.

Regardless of the lies to the contrary today, the government of our Nation was designed by Christians, using the Law of God as its foundations. Nowhere else in the world, will you find a nation whose laws are so inextricably connected to the Word of God!

It is the foundation of these Laws of God, in our Constitution, which HAS GIVEN US OUR LIBERTY!

It is this GLORIOUS LAW that developed such a rag-tag group of men and women, into the GREATEST NATION the world has ever known.

And the Lord is that Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 1 Corinthians 3:17

The degree to which we forsake this Law is the degree to which, we will lose our power and our wealth and our freedom!

Until very recently, our people have always understood, at least this much of the truth of God.

For over a hundred years, a very popular song, America the Beautiful, has been sung in churches throughout our land. It contains the revealing line, "America, America, God mend thine every flaw, confirm thy soul in self-control, thy LIBERTY IN LAW."

Our people have always understood this fundamental truth, until recently.

So speak and do as those who shall be judged by the Law of liberty. James 2:12

promising them liberty, they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom anyone has been overcome, even to this one he has been enslaved. 2 Peter 2:19

Liberty is not the freedom to break God's wonderful Law! It is the freedom to keep God's Law! It is the freedom, which is automatically provided, because people ARE keeping the Law of God - the Ten Commandments!

When a people respect and honor the Law of God, they gain the freedom to pursue their own happiness, in any way they please.

The only thing we must learn is that we can NEVER allow our pursuit of happiness to take happiness away from others.

We do not inherently understand how to live like this.

That is why Our Creator gave us His Law.

A people who obey this Law become free from the fear of thieves, murderers, and rapists! They are free from the meddling interference of their own government and every other form of evil, we can imagine, because the Law of God restrains people, from doing evil things to one another.

We do not observe God's Law in order to obtain salvation, but in order to create an environment of trust and peace and genuine love, within our families and within the Church and within our nation.

When the entire world observes these laws, the result will be the same; worldwide trust, peace and genuine love between all of mankind!

The psychologists and the rest of rebellious mankind, shout, "Utopian nonsense!"

No, it ABSOLUTELY IS NOT "Utopian nonsense"!

When our nation preached these laws and taught them from their pulpits, even though they NEVER actually kept them very well, this was a much safer and happier nation.

Many of us remember those times. This was the fruit of even a half-hearted attempt at Christianity!

It is when our people began to stray, from this Royal Law of Liberty that the misery began to creep in.

Any student of history will notice that the periods of moral decline and wholesale departure from God's laws, were immediately followed by periods of financial upheaval and wars - ending in the death of many of our people.

Witness the "Gay Nineties," stretching into the second decade of the 20th century, followed by the great "War to End All Wars" and the "Roaring Twenties," followed by the "Great Depression" and World War II.

Following these horrific wars, we always find a relative time of moral stability. It doesn't require a prophet or even a genius, to see God's hand in this endlessly recurring cycle.

It is just like in your home. When children are running and screaming through the house and they are corrected, peace follows for a brief time.

The world scene is no different from this. The same rules bring the same results, regardless of where they are practiced.

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