The word ‘freedom’ is dynamic! It possesses incredible positivity! I call it a ‘Mega’ word—the Greek word for ‘large’, as in Megatron from the Transformers movie series.
The dictionary.com definition of freedom is:
1.the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or
under physical restraint:
2.exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.
3.the power to determine action without restraint.
America’s Founding Fathers framed the Declaration of Independence* and the Constitution around it!
Theologically, because God is sovereign(1Tim6:15), He must be free. Therefore, when God gave man His image and likeness(Gen1:26), freedom was part of that gift(Gen2:16); which makes freedom inherent to every human!!
And finally, God is love(1Jn4:8), and love requires freedom; therefore, as God loved man, He had to gift man freedom to love Him back.
Because of freedom’s incredible power and attractiveness, liberalism has adopted it as its primary marketing strategy. Liberalism declares freedom to be:
“To each his own!”
“Live and let live!”
“Do what you will!”
However, “Houston we have a problem”! God calls it the “sin nature”!!
Going as far back as the 1828 Webster’s dictionary, liberalism is defined as:
1.Of a free heart; free to give or bestow; not close or contracted; munificent; bountiful; generous; giving largely; as a liberal donor; the liberal founders of a college or hospital. It expresses less than profuse or extravagant.
2.Generous; ample; large; as a liberal donation; a liberal allowance.
3.Not selfish, narrow on contracted; catholic; enlarged; embracing other interests than one’s own; as liberal sentiments or views; a liberal mind; liberal policy.
4.General; extensive; embracing literature and the sciences generally; as a liberal education. This phrase is often but not necessarily synonymous with collegiate; as a collegiate education.
5.Free; open; candid; as a liberal communication of thoughts.
6.Large; profuse; as a liberal discharge of matter by secretions or excretions.
7.Free; not literal or strict; as a liberal construction of law.
8.Not mean; not low in birth or mind.
9.Licentious; free to excess.
Incredible! Wonderful! Marvelous!! Who could ever fight against this great stuff?!?! Everything seems so perfect…with one exception— number 9. The Bible records the works of the flesh in Galatians 5:19-21(which are synonymous with the works of man’s sin nature). Verse 19 specifically declares,
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
The Greek word for lasciviousness is aselgeia and means licentiousness; filthy, lasciviousness, wantonness (Strong’s). Agreeing is Dictionary.com, which defines licentious:
1.sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.
2.unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral.
3.going beyond customary or proper bounds or limits; disregarding
Liberalism’s freedom is actually defined by point 9 of Webster’s 1828 dictionary! In reality, like the first 8 points of Webster’s definition get you so excited that they literally mask the 9th; so too, the actual freedom that liberalism markets is a mask. If you remove that mask--as previously described in all the clear-cut definitions, as well as the Word of God--you will find the real face of liberalism is sexual perversion. Wherever liberalism dominates, sexual license follows!!
What is my evidence? Let me ask you an obvious question, Does liberalism dominate America? Once you’ve answered, “Duh!! Pastor Jackson”. Can you honestly deny that sexual license is overwhelming, not just this nation, but the world?
If you’re still not convinced, here you go:
-Just last week (3/9/18), the liberal news publication Huffington Post, published an article normalizing bestiality!!
-England and America are researching whether sexbots (child sex robots), can help paedophiles.
-In 2016, Canada passed laws approving ‘some’ acts of bestiality.
Bestiality is now at the place of homosexuality 10-15 years ago!
Although God has called us to freedom, because of man’s sin nature, we are warned not to use freedom as an occasion to the flesh(Gal5:13). Remember, man’s sin nature incessantly devolves, i.e. it is in a constant state of war against God and His word! The Bible records its version of liberalism in Judges 17:6: “…every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”
In conclusion, earlier in this piece, I described one of the marketing phrases of liberalism as: “Do what you will!” Although this phrase perfectly describes liberalism’s freedom**—it is also the number one key verse in Anton LeVey’s Satanic Bible—which, using the King James vernacular declares: “Do what thou wilst!”
Be warned: liberalism does not originate in the God of the Bible (1Tim 4:1)!!
*Independence means freedom
**and liberalism’s nature
TO HAVE MORE THAN YOU'VE GOT, BECOME MORE THAN YOU ARE- - Jim Rohn