Behind the Scene of Religious Freedom

by admin ~ March 15th, 2014. Filed under: Brandenburg.

A major conversation in the national news in the last several weeks, that relates to us, is about the subject of religious liberty. Former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, is quoted as saying in a speech the week before last: “”When the government begins to say ‘it’s okay if you have faith but you can only have this much of it because, when you have this much of it, it may somehow conflict with something government has passed,’ here’s what I know: It’s time for the government to scale back, not for people of faith to scale back. Religious liberty should be unimpeded in this nation.” Alright, so we want to protect our religious liberty. But let me ask, “For what?” Which loss of religious liberties would harm you? You may want to keep them, but if you lost them, how much of a loss would that be for you? We are free to gather, but if we didn’t gather, would that be a negative for you? If we couldn’t evangelizing freely, would that even stop you? Maybe you don’t want to be forced by the government to participate in something you don’t like, but no one is forcing you to participate in things that are already sinful, that you choose on your own to be a participant. I’m saying that we should make sure that we work on not being hypocrites, or at least think about how we might be, in our desire to have religious freedoms protected.

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