LETTER TO THE EDITOR: True liberty is found through faith in Christ
To the editor,
“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof:” These words are found in the Bible in Leviticus 25:10. These words also are found inscribed on the Liberty Bell which is a symbol of liberty that we hold dear in America. Another symbol of liberty in America is the Statue of Liberty which represents hope to all who love freedom. We celebrate our liberty on the fourth of July every year in America. This day is named Independence Day because on July 4th, 1776 America declared her independence from British rule. Liberty, or independence, is defined and understood by some to mean to be free to do whatever one pleases.
We are only free to do what is right. For those who think they can do what they want to do, laws have been instituted and established by God and ordained of God to limit this type of freedom. Laws are made for the well-being and welfare of all. When we choose to obey the law, it is good and we don’t have to fear the law. When we choose to disobey a just law there is a price and penalty to pay. Laws should apply justly to all, but sometimes this is not the case. As a great preacher once proclaimed, “There will be a payday someday.”
The spiritual law of “sowing and reaping” is found in Galatians 6:7-8. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap. For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption (death), but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” This is a spiritual law with no exceptions. Man will reap the consequences of what he chooses.
Patrick Henry said: “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!” He was referring to the physical man. True liberty is found only in Christ Jesus. “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”(Matthew 16-26) “If you continue in my Word, then you are my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”(John 8:31-32)
“Choose you this day whom you will serve; but as for me and my house we will serve the LORD.”(Joshua 24:15)
The Declaration of Independence declares that governments are instituted among men to secure certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The truth: “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Liberty.”(2 Cor.3:17)
The cross of Christ is the symbol of freedom to those who are saved and are set free by His blood.