As we stand in aftermath of the annual celebration of our national Liberty, I wonder what firebrand statesman will arise and proclaim to this nation that God’s Liberty is perfect liberty and that humanist freedom is akin to slavery. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” The bondage spoken herein is the bondage of sin from which Christ’s death and resurrection freed all believers. Yet, in the name of freedom, it is the humanist sin that continues to wrap itself around the very existence of this nation and is squeezing out the lifeblood of liberty.
Have we become a nation where the grace of God in His perfect Liberty is laid as an excuse to become enslaved in humanistic bondage because what God judges as unrighteous, man judges as righteous? Have we become a silent kingdom of God’s people, betraying our Father in Heaven in tolerance of human correctness? Are we to remain with a mouth to speak, but our words are empty and powerless because we fear man rather than God? The doctrines of men are the deceptions to freedom and the chains of bondage. If you have ears to hear, and know the truth of that Liberty which frees all, to keep silent upon it is shear treason.
Patrick Henry in his speech to the Virginia House of Commons on March 23, 1775 said, “For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.”
Christ said in Matthew 15:9, “but in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” If God’s word is the standard to govern heaven, then those of us who profess Christianity should accept nothing less than God’s precepts to govern our lives and our nation which was founded in His name. It is the responsibility of being Christian and American. Therefore, speak forth Liberty in its truth and totality. As Patrick Henry said, “Give me Liberty or give me death.” Liberty is of freedom in Christ, death is slavery to sin and humanism.