Formed for Freedom

Today, July 4, 2012, is the 236th anniversary of the day our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, risking their lives for our freedom.  But, no one risks his or her life without a cause that he or she truly believes in.  Our founding fathers fought for freedom, but why?  What makes freedom so important?  We can find the answer to that in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal . . .”  They risked their lives because they believed that people are a unique creation, made in the image of God.  Freedom (within limits) is a Christian concept.  We should treat all other people, regardless of race, age, gender, or even fetal development as equally special because we are created in God’s image and are precious in His sight.  We are worth so much to Him that He laid down His life for us, in spite of how rebellious and sinful we are.

On the other hand, if our founding fathers had believed in evolution, they would have had no reason to fight for freedom.  After all, if evolution could be true, survival of the fittest would depend upon the stronger ones conquering and suppressing  the weaker and “less fit”.  If people were merely glorified pond scum, why worry about protecting their liberty?  As you enjoy cookouts and fireworks today, keep in mind that the reason we have this freedom in America is because our founding fathers believed in creation.  If we are to preserve our freedom, we must realize that creation is the reason behind it.  Even if you don’t believe in creation, it is the belief our founding fathers had in creation that gives you the freedom not to believe in creation openly.

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