No Creator-God, No Rights

January 21, 2019


Imagine you were playing football against a very determined opponent and a new rule was introduced. According to this new rule of play, your team could actually never have possession of the football. Every time you received a kick-off, or recovered a fumble, or intercepted a pass, or even when you took over on downs, play would stop immediately and possession of the ball would be returned to the other team.

In this scenario, you couldn’t possibly win, because you need the ball to score.

In the same way, if we try to argue for our rights to life, or for our liberties, or for the right to be free in our pursuit of happiness—including our right to own and enjoy private property, and including our right to worship, and to speak freely, and to assemble, and to protect and defend ourselves and our family—and we try to make these arguments and defenses without acknowledging that their origin is a Divine one, we are trying to score without the ball.

It’s impossible to make a case for your individual rights without first acknowledging - as our founders did in the Declaration of Independence—the existence of a Creator God, Who is the author of those rights.

In my education work, I frequently speak to patriotic groups, and I’m asked by some of the more libertarian bent if it’s really necessary to emphasize Jesus Christ so much in talking about our rights and how to redeem them and secure them.

The answer, of course, is “Yes, it is.”

This is because, if we don’t start with Christ as the Creator and author of rights, we have no rational or logical basis for asking others to respect them.

This is why those who seek to deprive us of our rights have first made sure to erase the memory of their origin from our cultural conscience. This is what the great lie of separation of Church and State has accomplished in America.

Don’t let them lie to you! There is no mention of separation of Church and State in the Constitution, but more importantly, there can be no separation of God from the government, because He created it to secure the unalienable rights He created you with.

Trying to argue for your rights without a Supreme Right-Giver is like trying to score without the ball - no Jesus, no rights - game over!

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Michelle
I completely agree with this. Taking God out of and away from government takes it away from everything else. It's already starting to take him away from the Church, which may seem impossible but it's happening right now. People admit that the world and life is a grand design but then turn around and deny that credit goes to a designer. They try to scream equal rights only to be taking away all rights. The younger generation is cheering them on the entire time, not being educated on American history and it's importance. God given rights is what they called things like the right to live, the right to achieve the right to prosper and the right to protect. Its terrifying to think that soon there will be a generation with no understanding of morals. Laws use to reflect morals but without morals it's an anything goes. At least in favor of the rich and no one else.
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