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THE FREEDOM OF PREACH –  Part 3 in the ‘Obey God’ Series

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I encourage all to watch Lara Logan’s interview of Clay Higgins regarding January 6th.

In this country we have separated the Freedom of Speech from the Freedom of Preach. Let me explain.

The ONLY time Christians said they must obey God not man is when the rulers ordered them not to teach in the name of Jesus (Part 1). They did not obey. Being able to teach in the name of Jesus is freedom of speech the authorities of that time did not allow, especially in regard to speaking about Jesus. Freedom of speech is a basic right that dates back to Greek times.[1]

The First Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791. It was part of the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution. It protects all forms of communication, from speeches, to art, and other media.[2] Well, at least it’s supposed to.

Through the years the Government has slowly differentiated or separated the Freedom of Speech, from the Freedom of Teaching in the name of Jesus (this should sound similar).

We learned in Part 1 the ONLY time Christians are told to “Obey God Not Man” was in regard to “Teaching in the name of Jesus”;  AND in Part 2, out of the six pieces of warfare equipment mentioned in Ephesians, only one of them is an offensive weapon, “Teaching in the name of Jesus,” the Word of God. It is clear one of the most important aspects of being a Christian is to tell others about Jesus.

Which God do YOU Believe In?

the god of this world

When people tell me they believe in God, I ask them “Which one?”  This confuses them since they assume there is only one, but the Bible is very clear who the god of this world is, and it’s not the father of Jesus. The Bible tells us the ‘god’ of this world is Satan.[3]  Not only is the ‘god’ of this world Satan, but the Bible tells us, in the same sentence, that Satan’s main goal is to “Blind the minds of all from knowing about Jesus.”  Wow, there is a huge theme in the Bible 1) The only time Christians are told they will disobey authorities is in regard to speaking about Jesus. 2) The only offensive weapon Christian have against Satan is speaking about Jesus and 3) Satan’s, the ‘god’ of this world, main goal is to stop people from speaking about, you guessed it, Jesus!

Separation of Church and State (Separating Christians from Preach)

If you were the ‘god’ of this world, and your primary goal was to stop people from knowing about Christ so they remain blind, wouldn’t you want to restrict the Freedom of Preach? How would you do this?  There is a huge misunderstanding about the phrase “separation of church and State.”  Here is the original wording:

“…act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature would “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State.[4]

The above statement is not in the Constitution, not in the Bill of Rights, not in the Declaration of Independence, not in the Federalist Papers, but ONLY in a private letter from President Jefferson to a Church in Connecticut. For the first hundred years after his death, Jefferson was one of the least quoted founding fathers until someone uncovered this letter. Now he is the most mis-quoted. But the true meaning of this is the Separation of the Church from State control.

The first Americans came to America to be able to separate their religious beliefs from the state-controlled religion in England. In England they did not have Freedom to Preach. The key element of Christianity, as clearly proven in these blogs, is to have the freedom to speak about Jesus. Christians wanted to separate the Church from the control of the State. It was supposed to be a one-way wall, where Christians were free to influence the Government with positive Christian principles, while the Government could not prohibit the exercise of this right.

Once You Separate Speech from Preach, it’s Easy to Eliminate Any Speech

You would think that the freedom of speech would include the ability to speak about the Bible. But the Government has found an ingeniously evil way to do this by using and repeating, repeating, and repeating Jefferson’s mis-quote.

Once a Government has been successful in restricting the Freedom to Preach, it is an easy next step to restrict any type of speech.  The controlling Government can now easily restrict, track, punish, or imprison anyone who speaks against them.

This is exactly what is going on in this country today.  It’s time Christians obey the teaching of the Bible and turn this country around by doing one of the most important things we can do as Christians, telling others about Jesus.

Let’s get OUT of the four walls of the church with the real message of freedom, Jesus Christ!

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[3] 2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord…For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness…to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.



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