Freedom is never free!! Never!!
My quotes today are from Ronald Reagan (below), and further down the
page from Eleanor Roosevelt, and they are brilliant. The final quote
is from the Holy Spirit of God, who is beyond brilliant.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We
didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought
for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
The dirty little truth is that socialism, something that so many
aspire to today, is not only not free, it has zero payback. It
doesn’t add anything, it only subtracts.
To be a free nation where we have the right to arm ourselves,
means that at times, bad people will also be armed. It should also
mean, that those criminals who do also have guns, should be locked
away when we find them with those guns. Freedom for honest people,
means that freedom for criminals, is lost.
Unfortunately, the very people who would disarm honest citizens, never
care about punishing criminals who not only carry and use guns, they
are often illegally gotten guns in the first place. But I digress!
Freedom to be what you can be, and earn all you can earn, is never
fair to those who are lazy or just don’t care. Sometimes it is not fair to those who are smart and do work hard. Simply put, life is not always perfectly fair. So should we punish excellence and success, and all of the jobs and wealth that it produces, so nobody
has more than anybody else?
The truth of course is, that in socialist nations there are always
those who have more wealth and more freedom than others. They just
work for and/or with, that totalitarian government.
People will always look out for themselves. In socialist nations, that
means maintaining an elitist government, who controls the general
population. Keep the masses down, so the government has plenty.
I must admit, I was a bit surprised to find that the quote below was made by
Eleanor Roosevelt. I say good for her, it is wonderfully and wisely
“The war for freedom will never really be won, because the price of
freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves, and over our
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do
not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
I have written a lot less in recent weeks than previously about
religion, in particular Christianity, and specifically the Bible. The
reason being, this blog is advertised to be first and foremost about
photography. As each of you know, I do love photography and I love
writing about it. There are however, more important things to
Even people who call themselves Christians, are for the most part,
afraid or embarrassed to broach today’s subject.
Any truly Christian church, will teach you about today’s subject. Those
that won’t are just posers.
If your church or your spiritual leader does not teach about a real God, a real Satan, a real Heaven and a real Hell, then run don’t walk to a place where they do. Churches who teach the Christian story as a metaphor for reality, are not the real deal.
This is the one aspect of Biblical teachings and Christianity that I
myself have barely dealt with in the past. It is the one subject that
all too often makes people laugh, or drives them away, or worse yet,
makes them think that the purveyor of the subject is crazy. That aspect is
writing about Satan. You know…..the devil.
Satan is not a cute costume to wear on Halloween. He is not the scary
(or silly) part of a movie. Satan is as real as are you and I. He is
as real as God who made him. He is not a metaphor for evil. He is
evil!! God of course, made him good and very powerful, but alas, like
all of us, he was created with free will.
I can see the men with the nets approaching my front door now. I’ll
Satan is not merely a symbol. He and his minions, not only inspire the
evil in man, they are the evil in man. He cultivates things like
lying and stealing. He promotes hate. He inspires antisemitism and
bigotry of all sorts. He is the driving force behind rape and murder.
He was and still is, the manufacturer of human slavery. The modern
American idea of keeping races, ethnicity, and genders of people as
mental and emotional slaves, for the purpose of voting for one group or political party
and giving them power, has Satan to thank for that concept.
Satan once had a field day by “owning” Adolph Hitler and a small
portion of Germany. Hitler was a card carrying socialist. The
persecution of an entire lineage of people was the result. He baked
them in ovens. He had mad scientists perform unthinkable, ghastly
experiments on those people and others. Satan had his own evil version
of Heaven ( really hell) in the 1930s and 40s.
In Japan, they treated captured American servicemen worse than any
animal, because they allowed Satan to convince them (they poorly
exercised their free will) that they were gods, and Americans were
He’s having a second coming today, if I can be forgiven for that expression.
You can see it and feel it, with the admonishment and the
bastardization of God’s Word. In and out of the church. We have groups
today, even a major political party, who are attempting to make
Christianity irrelevant and even illegal in America.
You belong to your father the devil, and you want to carry out your
father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to
the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his
native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
In their case the god of this world (Satan), has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the Light of the Gospel of the Glory of Christ, who is the Image of God. Corinthians 4:4
The god of this world, always means Satan. He is the great deceiver!
As we get closer today to a one world, socialist government, a single monetary (a cashless society) system, and a one world religion (government?), all forecast in the Bible , time is running out to get yourself “right with God”. You will find no better listener than the only Savior, Jesus Christ.
God gifted us with free will, and that means that our eternity remains
in our hands.
Don’t turn your power and your future over to the one who comes to
kill and destroy. Keep your loyalties with the One who created us,
Loves us, and will provide for us.
Knowing that there is a God can change your life, knowing the one true God personally, can save your life.
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