Class Notes: 5/11/2016
John 8:32; Gal 5:1; The doctrine of freedom part 25
In our study of the doctrine of freedom. John 8:32: Gal 5:1; We have noted that positive volition to any aspect of God's Word of truth creates freedom because God imputes grace through the divine decree to bless positive volition to truth and discipline negative volition to truth. Lam 3:21-23; James 4:6;
We have noted that positive volition to divine establishment truth provides for temporal human freedom, positive volition toward the truth of the Gospel creates spiritual freedom and positive volition to the truth of Bible Doctrine creates experiential spiritual freedom and spiritual advance.
We see from this that establishment truth is what establishes freedom within the national entity in the midst of the chaos of the devil's world.
Under the principles of divine establishment every person has free volition so they have the right to be wrong but when their negative volition metastases to the point they meddle with and violate the God given freedom, privacy or property of others their free negative volition becomes criminal.
The internal enemy of freedom in the national entity is criminality and the external enemy of freedom in the national entity is criminal nations operating in power lust.
Free nations lose their internal freedom to criminals as the citizens reject truth and refuse or neglect to defend it because of negative volition to truth. As we have noted in our study. Freedom is based on content of thought that is accurate and true.
In 1Pet 2:16; God warns Church Age believers through Peter not to use the God given freedom that they enjoy as a cloak for the production of evil.
When believers in the client nation use their freedom to produce evil it is because the accurate thought content that is revealed in God's Word of Truth is has been lost resulting in the loss of happiness.
Loss of happiness creates a frantic search for happiness in all the wrong places that destroys freedom. This is what is happening in the USA at the present time.
God's Word reveals that there are basically two categories of freedom: Establishment and Spiritual.
Human temporal or establishment freedom is the heritage of physical birth, beginning with the imputation of human life to the human soul at birth.
When God imputes human life to the soul and Adam's original sin to the old sin nature He simultaneously provides human freedom.
All members of the human race are born free, but they are not born equal. This inequality is created by many factors including the gene pool crapshoot, and blessing or cursing by association with the nation and family one is born into.
This is why citizens of some nations have so much more overt prosperity than others. This why The USA and western European countries have what pejoratively referred to as "white privilege" that is actually blessing from God because of momentum from positive volition to God's Word of truth.
All people are born free in the sense that all are born with volition therefore according the first law of divine establishment the principle of free volition requires freedom therefore institutional slavery is evil.
God created mankind and placed mankind on the earth to resolve the prehistoric angelic conflict. To this end, mankind was given freedom, with establishment as its protection. The only thing that mankind has in common with the angels is free will and the opportunity to use it.
Human freedom is the true environment for the function of man's volition. It is the only real environment for the function of establishment freedom.
God delegated establishment authority to command, to train, to prepare people for life, to employ, to teach, to act as an agent under the various categories of establishment including marriage, family, and nationalism that is divided into subcategories including city, county, state business, team, etc.
Freedom cannot exist without authority because without authority there is anarchy but on the other hand authority without freedom is tyranny. Both tyranny and anarchy destroy freedom because both limit legitimate choices from free volition.
Temporal freedom is designed for the entire human race under the laws of divine establishment. It is based on the function of human volition that require privacy and the sacredness of life and property.
All of these are under major assault in our country today because of negative volition to God's Word of truth.
Volition is legitimate self-determination. It is exemption from necessity apart from human consent. It is self-fulfillment. It is exemption from arbitrary control or exploitation. The function of volition is the God given privilege and franchise of mankind. Volition is under assault by demands to be political correct.
Privacy is the environment of human freedom. Only incarcerated criminals who have been legally convicted of violating others freedom, privacy, life or property have no right to privacy. Privacy is under assault when you have to let anyone use any bathroom or shower facility they want to.
Property is the expression of freedom. The very fact that you own anything is indicative of the fact that you live in an environment of freedom.
Property is the right to possess, to acquire, to benefit, and to make a profit from the things that are acquired in life. Property is defined as anything subject to ownership tangible and intangible.
Ownership is the manifestation of human freedom. Ownership, in the broad sense, is any viable right or interest that may be considered as a source of wealth. This includes any form including property money, business, or intellectual.
Property and ownership are under assault in our country by jealous covetous people who use government to plunder those who have property so that it can be distributed to others in the name of equality.
Property and ownership are under assault in our country by internationalism and unrestricted immigration.
Life, as well as property, is sacred. Mankind must possess life to exercise and function under the principle of freedom. In our country unrestricted abortion and criminality are both assaults on life.
God's laws of divine establishment found in Exod 20:12-17; and Rom 13:1-10; recognize the sacredness of privacy, property, and life as the means of functioning in temporal freedom. God's Word empowers legitimate national government to enforce and maintain freedom.
Those who violate these sacred rights are criminals who have no right to privacy, property, or even life under certain conditions proscribed in God's Word of truth.
Human freedom cannot exist or be effective apart from human responsibility. Human freedom is for everyone in the nation, believer and unbeliever.
Human freedom must be earned, acquired and maintained therefore, it is not directly related to God's grace plan in which you cannot earn or deserve anything.
Both the believer and unbeliever are responsible for human freedom. The unbeliever is just as responsible as the believer to maintain human freedom by complying with the laws of divine establishment.
The believer, therefore, must serve in the military just as the unbeliever must. No distinction is made between believer and unbeliever in terms of civil responsibilities including such things as jury duty, military service and voting.
Freedom in a nation is no more effective than the morality, virtue, and sense of responsibility of all of its citizens.
Morality in itself is not the issue for the believer, because morality without God leads to arrogance. But morality does protect establishment freedom. Virtue, which is higher than morality, is what is required of believers.
Morality is required of the unbeliever; virtue is required of the believer. For the nation to prosper all citizens must have a personal sense of responsibility.
Human freedom is earned by the recognition of the laws of divine establishment. It is preserved through the military establishment and law enforcement. The military protects our freedom from external enemies; law enforcement protects our freedom from internal enemies.
Human freedom demands separation of church and state. Believers have no right to superimpose so-called "Christian laws" on the state; that's arrogant do-gooder evil. Human freedom also demands separation of the military and state.
The United States is one of the few countries that recognizes this principle. Hence, our military has always been subordinate to our civilian government, which is a great protection against military dictatorships.
Human freedom demands separation of law enforcement and the state. Human freedom demands separation of business enterprise and the state.
This separation is crucial to the proper function of free enterprise, without which there is no successful economy. Our economy is being destroyed because of consequences of government meddling in the affairs of business.
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