Liberty

We Preach Liberty, Love and Peace; We Reject Violence. We promote these values through education, through establishing independent institutions and providing community services.

Liberty is the fundamental right that God has given man.

God gave man free will, and even God does not interfere with it normally. Why than should other men interfere with individual’s freedom? God’s gift of free will to man is based on personal responsibility and respect for your fellow men.

All men are created equal; therefore, no men shall have inherent authority over other men. Please, do not confuse the term all men are created equal with all men are equal, because men are not equal at all. All individuals are different, but all have equal rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and all are children of God created in his likeness.

Liberty is the most valuable asset that we have as human beings, but other men are constantly trying to deprive us of it, for the sake of control and material gain. Many times this is done in the name of ‘common good’ and security. But, don’t be fooled, the so called ‘common good’ is never worth the loss of freedom of any individual. This may be counterintuitive, but it is so very true.     More often than not all it is a means of control.

All forms of collectivism, such as Communism, Socialism, Nazism and Fascism are destructive, because they have to rely on coercion and control. They deprive individuals of their dignity and their freedom.

The common theme throughout God’s creation is the duality of nature: the seen and the unseen, the matter and the energy, the material and the spiritual, and the good and the evil. Since God is the designer and creator of all things, God created Good and Evil. It is part of the overall design of nature. Evil must exist for Good to exist. What meaning would Good have if it could not be compared to Evil?

The same duality applies to Liberty versus Control and Freedom versus Slavery. Although, God’s  children are entitled to be free, the material world often results in them being subjugated to others. This subjugation is often coercive, however it isn’t always primarily caused by others, it may also be voluntary or self imposed. Voluntary employment is a form of self initiated slavery.

Individuals would be free. If other men do not interfere with that freedom, God will provide us with what we need.. An individual can accept employment from others, but he still should run his own affairs and be an independent contractor. Everyone is in charge of their own business and their own destiny.

With Liberty comes responsibility. We are responsible for our own destiny; we are responsible to our families; and we are responsible to our fellow men, in that order. Ultimately, we are responsible  for all these things to God. Being responsible means being expected to do them, but it does not mean being coerced into doing these things.  This is what freedom is. As to punishment, that is a topic that will be covered elsewhere, but punishment is more of an invention of men that it is of God.

Liberty is also based on respect for your fellow men. Liberty cannot exist without mutual respect and tolerance. This is the basis for Peace and harmony on earth according to God’s great commandment in the law, the Golden Rule: “THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF”.  Indeed, our whole relationship with God is based on Love and the Golden Rule. (See Sermons on the Law, Life, Love, Morality and God’s commandments, society, ethics, and civil authority.)

Love for God and for your fellow men is the great commandment in the law.  Matthew 22; 37 through 40.

37  Jesus said onto him, THOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND.

38  This is the first and great commandment.

39  And the second is like unto it, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOUR AS THYSELF. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

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