Thursday, October 9, 2008

What is Freedom?

Our society values freedom. But what is Freedom?
  • Is freedom the absence of absolutes?
  • Is freedom the right to interpret (or reinterpret) the law to allow for an individuals self expression?
  • Is freedom the right to train up your child in the way you see fit?
  • Do our schools have to sift out all remnants of Christianity to protect freedom?
Your Christian world view (or lack thereof) will shape your response.

As a Christian, I'm leaning the way of my desktop calendar today:
(True) Freedom is not the right to do as you please, but the liberty to do as you ought.
The Apostle Paul said, You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
Romans 6:18

God hasn't called us to express ourselves, and thank goodness, because I have little worth expressing! Rather, He has called us to be expressions of His Righteousness. Somehow, we as a country, have distorted the word "freedom." If we are not careful, and prayerful, our freedom (in a Biblical sense) to do as we ought will be singled out and snuffed out. Our children will raise their children in a world that allows all "freedoms" but one--the freedom to worship God.

Just my thoughts. What do you think?

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