A question for the Church of Jesus Christ: What has our government given to the church that has made them fearful to preach against sin? Their non-profit corporation status! In the coming days if the church does not adhere to “political correctness” the government will take this status from them and make them pay taxes on all the money that comes in to their churches. Does the loss of tax exemption bring fear to our church leaders? Do they think paychecks, programs and buildings will be affected if people are not given these tax deductions?
When someone or something can control how you think and live you have become their slave. Their control over you is nothing more than intimidation to make you fearful about what they can take from you.
For people to accept living as slaves depends on how long it takes for those who keep freedom alive – to die out. Here in America we have freedom-fighters working against the government programs that are slowly enslaving us by making us dependent on them for all our needs. After the freedom-fighters are gone who will carry on in their place and fight for American liberty?
Our forefathers knew slavery in England and came to this land to start a new life of liberty and dependency on God. They knew that eventually the threat of slavery would come again, so they made a monument to show us how to ward it off, and even come back and be a free people again if we have become slaves in any generation. It is the “National Monument to the Forefathers.” Here are the words that are at the bottom of each statue on the monument.
The steps to freedom and how to stay a free people:
1. FAITH: in God alone. His written word is absolute truth.
2. MORALITY: you cannot have morality (godliness) without God and His truth. With morality come the prophet and evangelist to reveal immorality (wickedness).
3. LAW: following the laws of God, not the laws of man. With God’s laws come justice and mercy. Without God’s law you will have confusion, not knowing right from wrong; injustice.
4. EDUCATION: to teach the next generation the words and wisdom of God. Learning starts in the family unit with the parents and grandparents teaching their children.
5. LIBERTY: willing to fight tyranny to preserve liberty; knowing that peace comes out of liberty.
The road of liberty (freedom) starts with people who no longer depending on what our government can provide for them. History has shown us that in order to make a nation of slaves it will only take 3 generations of twisting the truth and pumping lies into the people. Every generation is responsible to keep truth alive by first knowing what God says, living it out personally and then going public with it.
The people who walk this road of freedom will be men and women who will take on the intimidating giants; they will be over-comers of lies and deception. Our forefathers were freedom fighters, but over the generations we have seen a subtle cowering because it is easier to allow the government to provide for us than to do for ourselves.
The road of freedom is a very narrow road; too narrow for most. It will require us to come out of dependency on government systems, and to depend upon God for everything. The power of God’s freedom is that with Him all things are possible for those who believe. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6
“A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” (Quote from Gerald R. Ford)
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” (Quote from Ronald Reagan)
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” (Quote from Abraham Lincoln)
“Never, never, never give up.” (Quote from Winston Churchill)