The People of God Must Preserve the Blessings of God
by Kenneth Ryland
“[T]he right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.” —John Adams
A friend and I were talking at church about the great blessing for the people of God that is the United States of America. We have the freedom to assemble as we wish with whomever we wish. We can study the Bible without interference. We have the freedom to travel from place to place to preach the gospel, and we have the incredible blessing of wealth to carry the message
of Christ beyond our borders to the farthest reaches of this earth. What more could any Christian ask in this world? I truly believe that if the USA did not exist, God would find a nation to bless with freedom and wealth in order to carry his message of salvation to the entire world.
Given that the Great Creator of the universe has laid in our laps all of these blessings, why do we insist on placing the care of these blessings in the hands of godless men? We are loathe to take up the challenge to govern, so we elect leaders who constantly seek to raise our taxes, restrict our movements, and limit our God given freedoms…”
(this article is an excerpt from the May-June 2006 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
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