Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The second of course is the right to keep and bear arms. Acts 4:18-20 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have heard and seen. I Samuel 13:19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel: for the Philistines said, Lest the Hebrews make them swords or spears
In listening to todays politics it is amazing to see how many elected and hopefuls are campaigning on a platform to take away our rights. It started out with the so called hate crimes legislation. All crime is based on hate. For the two great commandments are to love God and love your neighbor. All sin comes of breaking those two, but how can mere man regulate or judge emotions and intentions? When Hitler came to power he had the Reichstag bombed and burned so he could take away all guns. He then destroyed all news outlets that opposed the Nazi party. When the Germans conquered a country they confiscated all guns and radios. The Imperial Japanese did the same. As all us Cold war veterans know the Communists of Russia, China, and their satellite allies did the same. Of course in China one simply has to peruse the headlines to see how their government controls religion,news, the internet, and weapons and assembly. In the Soviet Union the downfall of that despotic government came when members of an unlicensed church linked hands to prevent their meeting house from being bulldozed. China and North Korea are having similar problems as the common man yearns for freedom. Remember you can make a throne of bayonets but it is hard to sit on. Do we really want these restrictions in our country? Didn’t our forefathers DIE for these freedoms? Didn’t American soldiers and sailors die to undo these kind of oppressions in foreign lands. Yet give a promise of free education and health care and a promise that the government will take care of your safety (all of which are financially impossible) and a Charlatan gets elected. Please study history. Please study the Constitution. Please trust God. Please use common sense when offered goodies from politicians. Remember that churches right now, in the United States, are under attack for preaching the truth of scripture. Finally, who will rule your church, God or man? Who will rule your family, Dad or CPS? Who will rule your news, free citizens or lifetime politicians?