“Praise Ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of
the upright, and in the congregation.” –Psalm 111
I am not a democrat, nor am I a republican, but I am a proud and steadfast Libertarian.
The first written statement on freedom we know is God speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai in
the twenty-fifth chapter of Leviticus:
“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be
a jubilee to you.”
In the ninth century before Jesus time, Lycurgus in Greece gave to it’s citizens the constitution which made the country united, strong and subject to the most stable government the world has ever seen.
This was the first constitution in the world!
This Athenian concept of liberty endured for centuries.
Aristotle declared that the ideal state would be a state of democratic absolutism.
Cicero, just about fifty years before Jesus time, clearly indicated that any law passed contrary
to the law of nature was void, thus for the first time setting up a standard of legislation.
In 1774, the first Continental Congress convened in the United States and it was declared that everyone was entitled to life, liberty and property. And on July 4th 1776, a committee including
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman and Philip Livingston drew up
the Declaration of Independence.
On July 10th 1858 Abraham Lincoln said the following in a speech:
“I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall
no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”
Man’s search for freedom in terms of political liberty and individual liberty has been
a relentless quest that goes on even today in this 21st century we live in.
No man can free his inner self without the help of God and the teachings of Jesus.
Let me say that again!
NO MAN CAN FREE HIS INNER SELF WITHOUT THE HELP OF GOD AND THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS.
Unless we accept this truth we are in chains, slaves of a broken world in a strange land.
The whole fight for inner freedom rest in one’s intimate acquaintance with Jesus Christ.
This inner freedom comes only from the power of God for I remember the words of Jesus:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”