After reading the following question on my friend, Meghan's blog, God is certainly tugging at my heart today.
Since it's the 4th of July today, What does the word "Freedom" mean to you?
On this Independence Day, I think it would be good to read what many of our American forefathers had to say on the subject of our nation.
Patrick Henry – "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!"
John Quincy Adams – "The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
Thomas Jefferson – "The reason that Christianity is the best friend of government is because Christianity is the only religion in the world that deals with the heart."
John Adams – "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people...it is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Abraham Lincoln – "My concern is not whether God is on our side. My great concern is to be on God’s side."
Benjamin Franklin – "He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity will change the face of the world."
The reason America has been great is because of its Christian moral foundation. As we are losing that foundation, we see the fabric of our society deteriorating. Real liberty is about freedom in Christ.
"Jesus said... 'If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." They answered Him, 'We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, ‘You will be made free?' Jesus answered them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." John 8:31-36
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