Statutes of Liberty

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So shall I keep Your law continually, Forever and ever. And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Your precepts. Psalms 119:44-45

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Today all the news programs were reporting on the eventuality of Obamacare becoming law. There were all the news anchors giving their assessments as to how many more votes were needed to pass this law, but not too many of them were addressing the underlying problem with this whole process. It is entirely unconstitutional. The manner in which the House of Representatives is going about trying to garner votes for a very unpopular bill is not permitted in the laws and statutes of our land. But this congress has proven itself to be totally lawless, and having no compunction they rush full speed ahead in shredding the very Constitution they swore to uphold. Although they have taken an oath to defend the Constitution, their daily actions betray that oath.

Once we stray from the statutes and limitations laid down by law, nothing is off limits, there is nothing to restrict our lusts for power and control. Congress is out of control. They are taking over more and more of the private economy and restricting personal freedoms by treating the Constitution as a list of suggestions rather than the law of the land it is supposed to represent.

God too laid down a foundation of statutes for which he intended his people to obey. These limitations on our freewill were statutes of liberation not domination. But when these laws are violated and disregarded then, instead of being a free people, we find ourselves enslaved to our own wants, needs and desires. We find ourselves unable to control our appetites for more and more. We find ourselves violating not one but all of these statutes repeatedly because we did not hold them up as infallible.

Each who calls himself a child of God, must hold to the statutes set forth by God so that our behaviors do not contradict our oaths of allegiance. These commandments are meant for a free people and not intended to enslave them. Our Constitution limits the reach of the federal government in order to protect the Freedoms and rights possessed by the people given to them by God. These rights do not need to be legislated nor granted, they are inherent in our natural birth, they do need to be protected however.

Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. ) Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?” Jacob said, “Swear to me now.” So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.Gen 25:29-34 (ESV)

When Obama speaks about the congress giving rights and adding to these rights, what he is really saying is that congress is eliminating our “natural rights” and replacing them with legislated permissions which must be granted by the government and by so granting they can also be regulated and controlled. Therefore you are no longer free for you have been bought with a price. These government rights are not rights at all but privileges granted under law, which of course will be regulated by the same law making body. True rights however are not regulated by any form of government but are granted freely by GOD to all equally. We have been born free, and yet so many are so quick to willingly trade their “birthrights” for a mortal of government stew, mere crumbs from the King’s table. Why beg for the stew of servitude when you can have the bountiful feast of freedom?

By rejecting the Creator who has granted to us all unalienable rights our actions subject us to rule by force and domination. By not holding God up as the source of our rights and freedoms we replace Him with edicts and dictates of men. These edicts and dictates enslave us and rob from us the freedoms granted to us by Almighty God (our natural birthrights). We therefore replace his statutes of liberty for laws of servitude.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 (BBE)

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5 thoughts on “Statutes of Liberty

  1. Very good article spelling out where we have been and, sadly, where we are going. In the book of Acts, they tried implementing a ‘social gospel’ where they had all things in common, and it didn’t work. When the pilgrims came to this country, they first tried a ‘social gospel’ where they had all things in common, and they nearly starved to death. Every country throughout history has tried a social gospel and it hasn’t worked. Oh, but we’re Americans and it will work here, right?

    Wrong! You know why?

    Because the old adage is true:

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” – George Santayana

    Instead, we blindly ignore history and, instead of heeding this warning, warmly embrace the following quote:

    “From each according to his ability to each according to his need“- Karl Marx

    However, like you so aptly closed with, that is where my hope rests as well.

    He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! -Rev.22:20

    1. IT is really hard to address all the areas in which we have gone wrong. I attempted to nail down the ROOT cause of our problems and by so doing try to get us to focus on OURSELVES as the reason for this morass. It is human nature to point fingers at others but what it boils down to is our own choices compromises. Where have you and I left off the straight pathway and found ourselves now lost in the wilderness of whining and complaining. Had we kept to the Lord’s commandments and followed all His statutes then instead of facing additional bondage we would be celebrating our freedom. Thank you for your added thoughts Dave, you are an inspiration.

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