Posted: March 13, 2022 in World On The Edge
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Freedom is a big word. A weighty word. A lengthy word. The locomotive of Freedom is championed by words, like Liberty and Independence. But the locomotive’s steam is often the lack of any restriction or inhibition. Personal freedom has lots of options, but we all know, it doesn’t mean doing anything we want, especially if other people are involved –spouses, children, parents, friends, and even unknown fellow citizens, other human beings we are meant to help, not hurt.

Dishonest political leaders regularly talk about freedom because it sounds good. But do they really mean true freedom? Are they thinking about the betterment of the people they’re supposed to be leading? Or are they thinking only about themselves? The train of Freedom runs two ways, and on conflicting tracks. One is a track of lies, the other a track of truth.

Before you buy a ticket on one train or the other, there are questions to ask: Where does that train come from? Where is it going? And most especially, who is its engineer?

The lying train of Freedom can be very long and black. It can come from jumbled and defective thinking. It can take us to foolishness and death. And its engineer can be a faulty entity of propaganda.

For example:

Do we really have the freedom to kill innocent babies in the womb, and even after birth? The engineers of society and our government say we do.

Do we honestly have the freedom to forget our marriage vow, or steal another person’s wife or husband, or to have sex with whomever we want? The engineers of Hollywood say we do.

Do we truthfully have the freedom to knock ourselves out with dope at the expense of the life of our family and our own life as well? The enormous drug trade says we do.

Do we have the freedom to burn cities, destroy businesses, and maim or kill anyone who stands in our way? Some political activist groups say we do.

Do we have the freedom to ruin our country?

Who is your personal engineer? Who is driving your Freedom train? Is he or she a bearer of truth, or lies? We all have a God-given choice.

And at least for the present, our country of America has a choice, too.

On which train has America bought a ticket?

For you were called for freedom, brothers and sisters.
But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh;
rather, serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. But if you go on biting and devouring one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.– Gal 5:1 13-18

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