The Untouchables – Liberty & Freedom Video by Pastor, Jim Garlow
GNN Note – A few months ago I was thinking about (meditating) the words “liberty and freedom” when the Holy Spirit very quietly explained that Liberty comes from God and freedom comes from man. Once we understand this the Constitution, and more importantly the Bill of Rights, takes on a whole new meaning and becomes the living, breathing document that it is intended to be. The 1st and 2nd Amendment are the two most important Liberties the Constitution GUARANTEES to each citizen of the United States of America and without these two unalienable rights, granted by God, the remainder of the Constitution is pretty much worthless.
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the U.S. of America reads:
Congress (Senate & House of Representatives) shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights addresses 5 RIGHTS that we distinctively have as Americans.
The 5 RIGHTS are: The limits on government interference with…
3) The Press
4) The Right to Peaceable Assembly
5) The Right to Petition the Government for a redress of grievances
REDRESS – to set right, to remedy; to make up for, to compensate
Petitioning for redress is by its nature a complaint against the government.
We must be very careful not to assume the right to do anything we want in the name of practicing our religion.
If our rights are God-given, then they must be exercised under His terms.
Religious liberty is not a license for abuse.
—Pastor Jim Garlow
Because of Christian religious tolerance, we now have something called “multiculturalism” – all religions are the same and should be treated equally.
The word “Christian” is not a synonym for “doormat.”
Secularism is based on the idea that there is no God. Therefore, only man can prescribe what is right.