The Crown Jewel of our Freedoms

This ran at the Visalia Times Delta on October 2nd, 2015.

Since the strong delusion called liberalism infects the American psyche so thoroughly few understand that the real origin of our freedoms is God Himself – not government that the liberal false narrative screams.

The crown jewel of all freedoms is religious freedom. All other freedoms emanate from this freedom. The Bolsheviks in Russia proved this. In the process of killing millions of Russian citizens these godless tyrants trashed Christianity in the 1920’s and then told the Russians where they would live, what each individual’s career would be, and how much they would be paid. This diabolical action removed personal freedoms and killed off personal initiative. The Persians in Iran foolishly gave up their right to bear arms and now the Mullahs rule the Persians with machine guns. Anything that attacks the freedom of religion is toxic to the American soul.

This strong delusion called  liberalism desires to equate Christianity with other religions like Islam but the law of non-contradiction clearly informs us that there is only one true God which is a truth that causes many to see red. If you wish to take me to task on this matter then let me ask you if you are willing to submit to Sharia law, lop your wife’s head off is she displeases you, mutilate you daughter’s genitals, and force all in your family under threat of banishment to yield to Islam? See? The truth really does matter after all – not liberal rhetoric.

It is the pure beauty of our amazing heritage that Protestants played the lions role in the founding of our great country. It is avant garde these days to attack everything Christian but the end result is a pyrrhic victory. Refuse to let the false liberal narrative deceive you regarding these matters.

[See Ravi Zacharias for an explanation on the Law of non-contradiction]


Our Freedoms Are Not Easily Wrought

Our Freedoms Are Not Easily Wrought

We left Portland at 3:30 PM for a seventeen hour flight to Seoul.  We chased the sun deep into Asia before it finally set a little before flying over Japan, about two hours from Seoul.  In the late 1980’s, prior to 9/11, we were highly fortunate to spend some time with the aviators in the cockpit of that MD-11 triple engine jet airliner.  Those pilots explained just about everything in that cockpit and answered all of our questions – gracious and interesting men.  They even turned off the autopilot momentarily and exhibited just how difficult it is to fly a 600,000 pound jet airliner with 300 passengers.

 Our purpose for flying to Korea was to help build a small church at a Christian university in Chonan, South Korea.  The 25 minute drive from Kimpo International to the bright lights of downtown Seoul moved my spirit as deep as anything ever has.  As I gazed out the windows, I noticed small red crosses dotting the landscape.  With every sense in me on full tilt, I noticed the same remarkable occurrence in the opposite direction.  These South Koreans exercised Freedom of Religion!   These six and eight foot high red crosses crowned small churches all across the land in every direction.

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