Biblical Freedom vs. Godless Totalitarianism

The most important business in this Nation–or any other nation, for that matter-is raising and training children. If those children have the proper environment at home, and educationally, very, very few of them ever turn out wrong. I don’t think we put enough stress on the necessity of implanting in the child’s mind the moral code under which we live.

The fundamental basis of this Nation’s law was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings which we get from Exodus and St. Matthew, from Isaiah and St. Paul. I don’t think we emphasize that enough these days.

If we don’t have the proper fundamental moral background, we will finally wind up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the state.

- President Harry S. Truman

During my first press conference as President, in answer to a direct question, I pointed out that, as good Marxist-Leninists, the Soviet leaders have openly and publicly declared that the only morality they recognize is that which will further their cause, which is world revolution. I think I should point out I was only quoting Lenin, their guiding spirit, who said in 1920 that they repudiate all morality that proceeds from supernatural ideas — that’s their name for religion — or ideas that are outside class conceptions. Morality is entirely subordinate to the interests of class war. And everything is moral that is necessary for the annihilation of the old, exploiting social order and for uniting the proletariat.

Well, I think the refusal of many influential people to accept this elementary fact of Soviet doctrine illustrates a historical reluctance to see totalitarian powers for what they are. We saw this phenomenon in the 1930s. We see it too often today.

- President Ronald Reagan

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10 Responses to Biblical Freedom vs. Godless Totalitarianism

  1. Isn’t “biblical freedom” oxymoronic given the slavery and genocide promoted by its alleged author?

  2. Phil,
    I refer you back to this comment. The same conditions still apply.

    The only comments I’ll add right now in regards to Biblical freedom are:

    Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

    2 Corinthians 3:17

    Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

    John 8:32

    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

    John 14:6

    Proclaim liberty.

  3. Aaron says:

    Aside from the above, there is also a far stronger historic basis for biblical freedom vs godless totalitarianism in the fact that the wide majority of totalitarian dictatorships have been visciously anti-Christian.

    Should we compare body counts of atheist countries to those of (mostly) Christian ones? Suffice to say the volume of blood on athest hands in one century is orders of magnitude higher than for Christians in 20.

  4. Indeed. Well over 100 million people (by some accounts, as many as 262 million people) were executed by totalitarian, anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, socialist/communist regimes in the 20th century.

  5. tojoflaherty says:

    Thanks for the triumverate of presidential quotes on the basis of freedom which is the Biblical revelation of true religion and morality. In comparison, how vapid, pathetic and anti-christ is the spirit of the current illegal usurper pResident of the White House! How far we have fallen as a people! We who know America’s past glory ought to weep for her children’s future!

  6. tojoflaherty says:

    Seems like NBC excerpted “indivisible” as well as “under God” from their broadcast. I find both omissions dreadful and terrifying as a prophesy for America. We are a house divided and thus, we cannot stand. Judgment has already begun and none can stay His hand. He will show mercy in the midst of wrath, but He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword. He will not cease to tread upon the grapes of wrath for America until the blood runs high as the horse’s bridle and some in modern America are reduced to ingesting their own excrement and fighting over the bodies of their children.

  7. Aaron says:

    I don’t think Obama is quite that extremist as I used to. He has taken a few steps in the right direction. I.e. the approval and loan-funding of new nuclear powerplants in Georgia and the removal of restrictions to drilling in certain parts of the ANWR. (Though, I would’ve preferred he go further as I’m sure there are more private energy projects than just those two)

    I don’t agree with his action in Libya, but given Qadhafi’s (sp?) tendency to harbor and support terrorist organizations, I can understand why he is doing it. However, GW Bush once said that once the next president knows what he knew, he’ll probably do about the same things Bush did.

    I guess that just goes to show that a president has to lead and support BOTH halves of the country.

  8. harvey g says:

    “Isn’t “biblical freedom” oxymoronic given the slavery and genocide promoted by its alleged author?”

    Not when one considers the customs and cultures of the “Nations”, IE Gentiles, meaning “peoples”, that existed during the centuries from Adam to Christ. They were barbarians practicing Satanic and animalistic behaviors that decent human beings would not allow in their homes and/or lives today. That is the reason the Author of the Hebrew Bible gave His chosen people a complete set of laws, called the Ten Commandments, to guide them in their journey through life. The word “sin” is simply another way to say and/or define “crime”.

    In the centuries after the birth of Christ God’s chosen people, called Christians, have tried to practice and live by those divine laws. As the Christian John taught the Christ followers:

    “Whoever committs sin also committs lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.” (1st John 3:4).

    That is to say, anyone who committs crime whether it is against God or against mankind committs sin. It would be difficult for any law abiding person to condone killing another person unless in self defence. Adultery is a detestibile thought in decent societies and juries generally decide in favor the injured, and ETC ETC ETC.

    The Christian apostle Paul taught:
    “For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law.” (Romans 5:13). again, that is to say the world was a lawless place to live but no crime was charged (imputed) before there was a law given that would define and charge lawbreakers, sinners. Obviously Adam was aware of the law because through one man (Adam) sin entered the world — Romans 5:13.

    Sin was in the world even before Adam but animals have no knowledge of law(s). Sin was in the world and since God taught Adam he, Adam, became aware of God’s laws, (His laws are eternal and they describe the character of God), otherwise Adam could not have sinned. In short all life before Adam was without souls. The God of the Old and the New Testaments was not a cruel God. Would any decent man or woman today condemn any other man or woman who killed any animal that threatened someones life?
    After killing his own brother Cain complains to God: “Surely You have driven me out this day from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.” God agreed that someone, anyone, finding him would kill him: “And the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold, ——————–.” Gen. 4:14-15.

    The world was a violent place to live, even more so then than now. The world was a lawless place. God is not cruel, He is more than humane. However He did destroy those who would corrupt His people, those who were no more than animals without law. God is interested in both the physical and spiritual well being of His people. He can and will destroy anything or anyone that threatens His spiritual people. What man or woman today will not defend their own children? God is even more protective of His [children]. He can destroy both the body and soul. Christ came to set the world FREE, FREEDOM from the bondage of sin (crime) and Spiritual dearh for all eternity. That is Biblical FREEDOM.

  9. While ratings for the current president move up and down with events in the news, six-out-of-ten voters nationwide consistently hold the belief that Ronald Reagan had it right when he said “Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.”

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