Freedom is not a worthy goal.

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.

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About endwatcher

A resident of Maryland, I am a born again believer who places his faith on Jesus for salvation. I seek to live out being His disciple and follow after Him.
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3 Responses to Freedom is not a worthy goal.

  1. Mariah says:

    You are perverting the idea of freedom to fit your statement. Freedom is not to be able to do whatever one wishes; it is the ability to make one’s own decisions and suffer the consequences on their own. It is not your job, or God’s job to say what someone should do with their life. If you want to follow laws about morality than you just go ahead and do that, but some people understand what is good without your “God” in their life. It may be hard for you to believe, but the people of other religions who get the most publicity are the radicals who take their religious views to the extreme. The terrorists who flew planes into the Twin Towers were not the average Muslims; they distorted the words of the Koran and used them for violence.
    Another concept you should probably be aware of is the amount of CHRISTIAN terrorism all over the world. The KKK stemmed from Christian ideas, as did the Nazis. How about the “Army of God” who attacked hospitals and doctors all over the United States because they believed that abortion was a sin? The “Orange Volunteers” conduct attacks on Catholic churches in Northern Ireland. Would you consider these acts to be “Christian”?
    Believing in your “God” does not make one good, nor does it ensure liberty. Knowing what is good ensures liberty. There are Christians, atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus all over the world that know what is good and live their lives in that manner. To judge someone as evil or wrong because of their religious views is completely biased and unreasonable. It would not hurt you to do some reading on the subject you are so comfortable preaching against.

  2. endwatcher says:

    Mariah, you need to be saved, I suggest reading this post https://witnessofthefall.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/salvation/ for starters. I stand by my statement, I was attacking what I believe is a distortion of the word freedom. Freedom is amoral, not good. It can be good or bad. The call for greater and greater freedom isn’t conducive to a good civilization.

    You also must understand that He isn’t just my God or their God, but your God as well. You will see that by the end, but hopefully sooner as that would be more advantageous for you in the extreme.

    On christian terrorism, there are many who use a religion to cloak their deeds in false righteousness. The very term is actually an oxymoron, by being a terrorist, you are not being a christian. You will find in all the cases you stated that there were many outcries from christians separating themselves from the offenders, and speaking out against them. Boenhoffer was against Hitler, and spoke vigorously against his takeover of many churches. No major christian group is for killing abortionists, and in fact it is condemned. When Dr. Tiller in Kansas was killed the murder was universally condemned. I hated what Dr. Tiller did, but no one has the right to judge him except the authorities God placed over him and of course Jesus. Finally to revisit an earlier point, not all those who say they are christian have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them, they are heathens practicing culture, rather than having the life of Christ.

    On muslim or atheist terrorism, there are no major condemning voices within their communities. Look up what the Koran says about killing Jews and Christians, the terrorists are “good” muslims who do what the Koran says in the proper spirit which is why their community is not speaking up. Hindus are certainly not speaking up in any measurable way about the killings of christians in India. Athiests within the former soviet bloc, and even today in China have persecuted christians and other groups severely. No athiest group of any prominence has ever spoken strongly against this. They are largely calling for violent overthrows of governments to establish communism.

    Finally, yes there are moral people of every faith persuasion who do good. They are tragic because they are relying on their own good deeds to get them into heaven. Unfortunately since they have all sinned as well, they can only be punished for sin and go to hell. This is a hard saying, because some of them are surely better people than some christians. An example of this is a man who is the most wonderful person in the world, who does so much good, and is honored, who also murdered someone. Does he get rewarded for all the good, or does the murder demand justice? God demands the justice always, and only Jesus can save you because He paid the price for this justice. You need to place your faith on Him for salvation, you are given to Him in judgement since He paid, so only He can save you. Please read the article linked up top for more on that.

    I hope God blesses you with faith,

    Endwatcher

    • Mariah says:

      Thank you for your concern for my eternal life.

      My point was not to condemn Christian beliefs, nor was it to call all Christians terrorists. The concept you are suggesting in your post is that religion is the key to utopia–not just any religion but Christianity. My argument was not that God is bad or that Christianity is evil, but that religion will not fix everything.

      These voices that you assume are silent, have you ever considered that you just don’t hear them? Just like there are good Christians who opposed Mr. Tiller, there are Muslims who consider these people to be “heathens practicing culture.”

      I’m also not going to ignore the paradox in your last point. If this man was guilty of killing another man, should he really be considered the “most wonderful person on Earth”? Or the ludicrous statement that Christians who don’t deserve to be in Heaven will still be granted eternal life, while non-Christians who are much better people will be condemned to hell. But, that of course is beyond the point. The point is that you need to open your eyes to the world you live in, and understand that taking away one’s freedom will not solve all the worlds problems. They are much more complex than that.

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