“You can’t speak that name here
any more! In fact, you can’t
even display His Words in the public eye. If you presume to use
His name or make me view His Words, you are infringing on my
rights to ignore Him and my campaign to remove
Him from society’s memory.”
More and more we are facing
atheists, agnostics and
people who appear to believe
that they can actually erase God
from history. How utterly
ridiculous! Can they erase the
sun that God
gave to light the day or the
moon reflecting the sun’s rays
stars twinkling in the night?
God hung them there!
Will these radicals be able to
remove all the trees and plant
from the planet that were seeded
by the God of the universe? Are
they capable of causing all the
rivers, lakes, oceans and
to be evaporated from earth’s
surface? Can they transport all
animals to some other planet and
remove them from ours? It would
still be a heavenly body that
God created! We are the products
God’s creation, and we live on a
created planet that is under
the control of our Creator.
“Where can I go from His
presence?” the Psalmist asked.
answer is, “There is no place!” How futile the attempts are to try to
remove God from His creation!
The efforts to replace God with
man have been going on since the
beginning of time. There has
been a satanic campaign in progress since Satan convinced Eve
she would be like God if she
listened to him (Satan). We are
“masters of our own fate” as
some would try to make us
The only control we have is to
choose whom we will serve.
We relinquish the control of our
lives to either God or Satan.
There are no other choices.
It is a God-given freedom to
“choose this day whom we will
It is our responsibility alone
to choose, and everyone—no
exceptions—must choose and are
choosing whether we do it by
deliberation, purposefully or by
acquiescence. It is an
individual freedom to choose,
and choose we will.
Countless lives have been
sacrificed by men and women who
chose to fight for our freedom.
It is an ongoing battle, and
still dedicated people who are standing against tyranny
and terrorism—and our freedom to
worship our God as we see fit.
How tragic that we must fight here on our own home front for those
rights as well. Was the battle lost when Judge Moore was
condemned for displaying the Ten
Commands? No! But those who
were responsible will stand in
jeopardy before the One who
them. If every plaque and monument to God’s Word are removed
from every public building, the battle is still not lost. Why?
God said He would write them on
our hearts! That’s our
innermost being where no one can erase them. Even if they cut
our hearts out, they can’t separate us from the Living Word
of God that He has engraved in
our redeemed spirit.
We can’t force anyone to make
the right choice, and we must
never allow our “tolerance” to
be extended to those who are
attempting to remove God from all levels of society. Their goal
is to raise up a generation that does not know God, one that they can
brainwash; and thus, create a
godless world. God told Israel
keep the flame lit by telling their children daily, several times a day,
of His great and wonderful
works. It’s still essential to
torch to the next generation who
will not only “know God”
but will know Him even better
than we do.
“Stand fast therefore in the
liberty [freedom] by which
made us free…” (Galatians 5:1).
“…for you, brethren, have been
called to liberty [freedom]”
(Galatians 5:13). Paul was
of the liberty (freedom) we have
in Christ apart from the Old
Testament Law, but it is fully applicable to us today to “stand fast”
in the freedom to serve God openly, publicly or privately as
“Stand fast, America! Don’t
allow your freedom to be
upon by a minority of disgruntled, frustrated God-haters!” They
cannot be successful unless we
put a tolerant clamp on our
and beat down the Spiritual uprisings in our breast to defend
our religious freedom. What can
we do? One of the greatest
weapons we have is “knee power.”
Paul is speaking to us also from
God’s Word asking, “You ran
Who hindered you from obeying
the truth? This persuasion does
not come from Him who calls you” (Galatians 5:7-8). If by neglect
we fail in keeping our religious
freedom, if our “run” becomes a
casual “stroll,” we will have to answer that question some time.
How much better to ask ourselves now, give an honest answer
and do something about it than
to have to stand before God
and answer Him when it’s too
late for remedy.
Freedom—it’s a matter of choice.
Choose to stand with God in
Christ. It will produce eternal
freedom and like Paul we can
“I have run a good race and kept
“If the Son therefore shall make
you free, ye shall be free
[really, certainly]” (John 8:36). That freedom can’t be bought;
it’s free! Be faithful, run the freedom race to the end! Don’t
be hindered until every lap has been run; there’s a prize at the end.
May 30, 2004
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