Right now in Iraq Sunni militants are marching towards Bagdad, decapitating those who oppose them along the way, yet Islamic terror is not the greatest threat to our freedom. Across the United States, activist judges are rewriting law from the bench and imposing their values on society, yet they are not the greatest threat freedom faces. Unelected bureaucrats are expanding the administrative state in America, creating laws and regulations out of thin air with no legislative oversight, but neither are they the greatest threat to our freedom.
The greatest threat to freedom can be gleaned from 12 words spoken by Jesus Christ, “You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Truth is freeing, which means that the absence of truth makes freedom impossible. The greatest threat to our freedom is a refusal to see the world as it really is and to see people as they really are. It seems that at no time in our history has truth been more devalued, as a result at no time in our history has our freedom been more threatened.
Here are some truths that our society is currently rejecting.
Our feelings and desires can be bad for us. We are being told that nothing matters more than what we feel.
Our sexuality is not the most important thing about us.
Children do best when raised by a mother and a father who are married.
People of faith are, on average, more giving, more tolerant and more loving than people without faith.
God is love, but He is not only love. He does not approve of every choice we make.
You cannot reason with evil people.
Truth is not relative. It is eternal.
While all people are equally valuable, all people are not equal in ability. As a result, income inequality is not inherently evil, it is the natural outcome of God’s decision to bless people unequally.
A society that denies truth cannot remain free. Something to remember on the 4th of July.
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