Yes, the title is supposed to grab your attention. I am against freedom but for liberty. The vast majority of people follow the unceasing calls for freedom, which is represented as the ultimate good. In truth unrestrained freedom is anarchy, a condition without laws, and therefore evil.
The reason people wish to follow freedom is they want the ability to fulfull their desires, they mask it with high minded sounding arguments but it is nothing but a basic following of a beast nature that wishes to be gratified. Psalm 2 keeps this in mind:
1Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? 2The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,3Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
The world and its rulers want to do their own will, even if it is empty of righteousness. Their basic desire is rebellion, to cast away the restraints God has placed to keep people from evil. The world wants to lust wantonly and without judgement. 1 John 2:16 reads:
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
This is what freedom is to the world, it is simply the ability to pursue ones own ends, and the natural course of it is to follow lusting and desires that are not of the Father. It does not even fulfill its basic promise, because whatever you seek to possess shall possess you and enslave you. A drunkard escapes his stresses for a moment only to be in bondage to drinking, often til death. It is the same of all sins.
Liberty on the other hand, is more than simple freedom. Liberty is the ability to do good. It is refined freedom, one with proper lawful restraints. No one questions that murderers should in the least be in prison. Their “freedom” to murder is rightfully trampled in the dust, the law that restrains produces liberty. The people are at liberty to live happy and righteous lives without fear that someone will steal their life. This is a more extreme example but even what are considered lesser ones produce the same results. A strip club in an area is an example of “freedom” to fulfull desires, but consider the cost. You cannot let your children roam in a area like that because drugs, crime, and sex perverts flourish. People are placed in bondage and fear because others want their “freedom”.
This contrast will be lost on most people I fear. It isn’t due to intellect, but of spiritual discernment. Those of the world hearken only to the words of the world, and are blinded to what is good. 1 John 4:5 reads:
They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
Thus for most this will fall on deaf ears, because most ears are of the world, and therefore deaf to God.