One of the cable television networks had a special series of news briefs called “Liberty.” They were reports on people searching for liberty by coming to the United States. They were amazing tales of the grief and hardship involved in leaving the tyranny of iron and bamboo curtain countries. They were also accounts of the success achieved by these men and women who had the dream of liberty and fought for it. These stories were and are a fitting tribute to the Liberty we experience in America.
Unfortunately, little was said about the religious freedom for which men and women were willing to die over two hundred years ago. That freedom is real too. It is a freedom from internal spiritual bondage. It takes us into a new kingdom. Listen to how the Bible puts it, “For He [God] delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son” (Colossians 1:12).
Yes, those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation from the consequences of sin have been taken out of Satan’s kingdom, the kingdom of darkness. They have been given citizenship in a new and glorious kingdom, the kingdom of Christ. The citizens of this kingdom have reason to celebrate. As the Bible says, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Here is a liberty of heart and soul only God can give.
This freedom was purchased at a high price. Christ died on a cross over 2000 years ago to purchase this liberty from the burdens of guilt because of sin. So when you experience freedom and civil liberties here in America, remember the freedom which underlies it all, the freedom which comes through Christ.
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