Kind of figured that the title would get your attention! I’m certain you are curious, and probably thinking I’m insane. Please allow me to satisfy your curiosity and try to prove my sanity. You may find that I’m really not as far off base as you may think. I will endeavor to explain the biblical truth on this topic, and establish the fact that men do not have rights in any form; civil, human, constitutional or God given. You cannot lose something you never had. The blessings of liberty come only by obedience to God’s laws, and fulfilling the duties they require. PS. 119:45 “And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.” And only where Christ is the head of a nation is there liberty. (II cor. 3:17) The blessings of liberty, peace, prosperity and security can be, and are only found in believing and by obeying God’s laws in all spheres of society. (PS. 29:11, PS 132:15, PS 33:12-Prov. 10:22, Prov. 11:11 -Is. 44:3) These are only a few references to prove that all blessings flow from God Almighty to an obedient people. (Deut. 28:2) Men are granted blessings for performing their God-ordained duties and responsibilities.
Ecc 12:13 ,” Let us hear the conclusion of the whole duty of matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments! For this is the whole duty of man.” (Emphasis added)
Many will cry and protest this article and proclaim that men have certain God-given unalienable rights! The Declaration of Independence says so! You are absolutely right! But you must read on my friends, to understand and fully realize that these men understood that these “rights” were truly blessings granted to us by God for doing our duty to Him! You will read in the Declaration of Independence that it is the duty of the people to overthrow a government that interferes with the “blessings” of liberty! But only a righteous and virtuous people will fulfill that duty. These men also said in many of their personal writings and comments, that only an obedient people to God’s Word deserve the blessings of liberty.
John Adams, the second president of the United States said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Samuel Adams said, “While the people are virtuous, they cannot be subdued; but when they lose their virtue they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader”. May I add, even if they are “fake”, threats and attacks as 9/11 and others have been, and even more are still being contrived and enacted and carried out or allowed by our own elected officials, and/or agents of George Soros and others, to scare a sinful, callous and cowardly people into submission.
People, why would a Sovereign, Holy and Creator bless us with the gifts of liberty when we have done nothing to fulfill the duties that are required to obtain and keep them?
The “patriots” that tout and proclaim The Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights as the foundation and protector of our “rights” either don’t want to understand, or can’t understand, the fact that the Giver and Protector of our blessings, or what we call rights, is Jesus Christ! Alone! Why would He bless us with the means to defend ourselves or properties when we didn’t exercise the duty as blessings expressed in the Second Amendment to protect the 60,000,000 totally innocent babies slaughtered in their mother’s womb? (Prov. 24:11-12, Jer. 22:3). The second amendment neither guarantees nor protects our “right” to keep and bear arms! God gave us a duty to keep and bear arms to protect the innocent, and our blessings of liberty! (Luke 22:36, Num. 1:18-54)
Why should the same Creator “protect” our blessings of being allowed to proclaim the truth of His Word and to speak His Word to demand “righteous” judgment on evil, which is the breaking of His laws. We, the ones who claim to be His people, the called out ones, the church, have not done our duty to cry aloud and show the people their transgressions against His Word, and we are now losing the blessings of the liberty to speak the Truth! (Is. 58:1, Is. 59:15, Gal. 4:16)
Why should we be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, when an unborn child isn’t even safe and protected in its mother’s womb?!
There is no need to further demonstrate why the rest of our so called “Bill of Rights” are ignored by our courts and Legislators! We have failed to do our duty to the glory of God, and use our liberties to glorify Him and protect and preserve our fellowman and their blessings. We have become a selfish, self-centered and self-righteous people who “whine” about our troubles and trials, but have tolerated countless evils all around us.
To sing or pray for God to bless America is at best arrogant, ignorant, or even outright blasphemy!
There you have it. Now what will we do with this very plain spoken truth?
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