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Ten Ways Americans Have Lost Their Freedom

american flagHere are 10 critical examples, drawn from the headlines and from our everyday lives.

1. Our American liberties end at the workplace door.

 

2. We’re losing our “right to life” in many different ways — from birth through old age.

 

3. We’ve lost autonomy over our own bodies.

 

 

4. We’re losing the ability to rise up from poverty, earn a decent living, or work in the career of our choice.

 

 

5. We no longer have the right to personal time.

6. We can’t negotiate as free people with banks or corporations.

 

7. We’re losing our right to live or travel where we want.

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How does this make you feel?

 

In Nashville, Franklin Graham Urges Christians to Pray, Vote, and Stay Engaged –

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Christians cannot restore America by rallying behind political parties, but must pray, vote and engage in politics to uphold biblical principles, evangelist Franklin Graham told a crowd of about 8,600 gathered at noon today (May 3) in front of the Tennessee State Capitol building in Nashville.

It was the largest crowd to date in his Decision American Tour 2016 with Franklin Graham — a series of sermons and prayer rallies at each capitol in the nation that began Jan. 5 in Des Moines, Iowa — and is scheduled to end Oct. 13 in Raleigh, N.C.

“Some may ask, ‘Franklin, what would your father have done?’ Well, I can tell you right now if my father were my age, and had the strength, he’d be doing exactly the same thing I believe,” said Billy Graham’s son. “My father said in 1952, I think it’s the duty of every individual Christian at election time to study the issues and the candidates and then go to the polls and vote.”

Franklin Graham, the eldest son of Billy and Ruth Graham and the president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, evoked the words of his father as still pertinent today.

“Listen up church, he said, if I were a pastor of a church, I believe I would explain to my people where each candidate stood morally, spiritually and in relationship to the church,” Graham quoted his father. “He said I feel that we’re going to have to meet our political obligations as Christians and make our voice known if America is to be preserved with the type of Christian heritage which has given us the liberty and freedom we now enjoy.

“For unless,” said Graham, quoting his father, “America turns back to God, repents of its sin and experiences spiritual revival, we will fail as a nation. And I believe God honors leaders in high places who honor Him.”

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Money Perspective

f9a876d77880595d45d64763d1db7643Jesus said for the believer to seek first his kingdom. He said he would meet our need for shelter, clothing, and food. The Lord is not ignorant of our plight and desires for his beloved people to be well. The problem is that we have lost the plenary word. We receive pieces of the truth without the whole truth. Take for instance:

1 Timothy 2:8-10 (Contemporary English Version)8I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray, without being angry or arguing with each other.  9I would like for women to wear modest and sensible clothes. They should not have fancy hairdos, or wear expensive clothes, or put on jewelry made of gold or pearls. 10Women who claim to love God should do helpful things for others,

Are you serious you want me to live within my means Jesus? What an awesome wife this would be; a woman who loves people more than things.

What about:

Proverbs 6:6-116You lazy people can learn by watching an anthill. 7Ants don’t have    leaders, 8but they store up food during harvest season.9How long will you lie there doing  nothing at all? When are you going to get up and stop sleeping? 10Sleep a little. Doze a     little. Fold your hands and twiddle your thumbs. 11Suddenly, everything is gone, as   though it had been taken by an armed robber.

Are you serious you want me to work Jesus? What an awesome husband this would be; a man who works and has a vision to save for the winter.

Jesus wants his people to have an attitude that is directed toward seeking his face, serving others, living within your means and saving for the winter. A debtor is servant to the lender. 1 Timothy 6:6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.

On a brief side note that will not be plenary on the subject of tithing, seeking God’s face leads to 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. A man who does not first take care of his own house is worse than an infidel. If you follow the above you will have no problem giving money toward the local church. As far as curses and blessings based upon giving ten percent and the so-called devourer not eating your wealth that is a lie. I am also not ignorant of the fact that many say they give ten percent in fact do not; remember godliness with contentment is great gain.