Carol Platt Liebau: Does God Favor Liberty?

Monday, February 19, 2007

Does God Favor Liberty?

Certainly, the father of our country believed so. And it makes sense -- if God weren't on the side of liberty, why, exactly, would He have given us free will? Surely He didn't give us freedom just so we could be subjugated by mere men.

One more fabulous President's Day quote from George Washington:

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man ought to respect and to cherish them.

Take note, Democrats.

7 Comments:

Blogger JohnnyT. said...

Excellent words to remember on President's Day.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

If God truly wanted us to be free, he would have given our blessed nation more oil and not created four major oil corporations that control our energy and thus our politicians and our nation.

9:38 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Obviously, God is for liberty. He prepared a way for us to be free from the bondage of sin.

However, we must be careful not to assume that God is on OUR side.

When Joshua asked the Captain of the Host of the Lord, "Are you for us or for our adversaries?", the reply was neither. Joshua realized it wasn't a matter of whether or not the Lord was on his side, but rather, it was a matter of whether Joshua was on the Lord's side. Joshua made the wise choice to bow down and worship the Lord. (Josh. 5:13-15)

God is on the side of truth and righteousness. God has freed us from bondage and given us liberty. But He has warned us not to use this liberty for a cloak of maliciousness. (I Peter 2:16)

If we want victory we won't be foolish enough to assume God is on our side. Rather, we will choose to be on God's side. Then we will have victory - victory over sin and death and hatred and malice.

We will see that it's not another human or nation that is the enemy. The true enemy is that spirit that influences people to do evil things. It is only through victory over that spiritual enemy that we will see peace.

6:21 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

We ARE free as a result of God's grace and choice to create us in this manner. What we do with that freedom is up to us. We can use the skills and abilities He has bestowed upon us, or we can blame others, like oil companies, for all our problems.

7:11 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Lofty words in the various posts but they indicate a total denial of who Washington was, what he believed and what he did to unite the people of various religious beliefs to form a nation.

One can not celebrate a person, a great leader, by denying who he was.

Washington refused to join any church because for him indoctrination was the opposite of freedom.

http://www.virginiaplaces.org/religion/religiongw.html

2:15 AM  
Blogger Carol Platt Liebau said...

It seems to be a common fallacy of the anti-religious or secularists to equate sectarian denomination with faith in God and support for religious belief generally.

In fact, George Washington was an Episcopalian -- and an active one. He was a member of the vestry at The Falls Church in Virginia, according to The Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/03/AR2006120301186.html

9:39 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

BAM!

6:02 AM  

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