Joshua 24:15 – The Freedom to Choose

2 Corinthians 3:17
17
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Joshua 24:15
15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

-The freedom to choose; it is a founding precept upon which this great nation was built.  Whether a person wanted to be a Christian or an atheist, to pray or not to pray; whatever choice they wanted to make, they were free to do so.  But the freedom to choose is one that has been severely distorted over time.  From the beginning, America recognized the importance of protecting individual liberties, but America also recognized that those liberties are ultimately granted by God.  In the modern age, it seems that the only way America can defend personal freedom is to remove God from everything and so, in the name of “freedom”, we have made ourselves slaves; slaves to sin, slaves to whatever God-less philosophy finds its way into our culture, and ultimately, slaves to Satan’s desire of removing God from the human equation.  It is often said that freedom isn’t free; if the price of American freedom is separating a people from their God, I’d say the cost is very high indeed.

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