Man's Laws vs God's Liberty

Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you
will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:31,32.
The simple facts of laws are:
  • God's Laws create liberty.
  • Man's laws take away freedom.
God created order out of chaos:

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be
light," and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and He separated
the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:2-4
And by creating laws, He created liberty:

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place, Psalm 8:3
This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who
decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its
waves roars -- the LORD Almighty is his name. Jeremiah 31:35
The moon and stars not only exists but because of the laws set in place, these bodies move in prescribed paths. You may not see it as freedom but they move through space in relative "freedom" -- rather than random objects randomly crashing into each other.

God's Laws, namely the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20), prescribe how we humans can best live in this world, to get along with those around us. Unlike space objects, we can choose to follow the Law or not, each with their consequences.

On the flip side, any law which man writes will always restrict the liberty of one person or another. [Restating the Ten Commandments do not count, obviously.] Liberty is what God gives us with our free will to choose how our freedom is used (or abused). Anything humans write will only limit these freedom, since no more freedom than what God has defined is ever available.

When humans organize into a group [nation, state, etc.], they do so in vain, as the Psalmist points out:

Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?

The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the LORD
and against his Anointed One.

"Let us break their chains," they say,
"and throw off their fetters."

The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
-- Psalm 2:1-4
God laughs at human attempts to free themselves from Himself and His Laws, which always results in less freedom and stronger bondage: tyranny and dictatorship, as we have seen rampantly over the past 100 years.

My point? Don't count on "getting back" freedom from the State. Be centered on God's Laws and exercise your God given freedom, with both responsibility and respect [for God's Laws not man's laws].

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