THE ROADS CHURCH - NC & MTC
LIVING IN LIBERTY
Sunday, Jul 12, 2020 - Part 6 - Progression of Liberty
Locations & Times
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  • The Roads Church - NC
    583 US-45, Norris City, IL 62869, USA
    일요일 8:30 오전, 일요일 10:30 오전
  • eRoads Family
    일요일 8:30 오전, 일요일 10:30 오전
  • The Roads Church - Mt. Carmel, IL
    715 W 3rd St, Mt Carmel, IL 62863, USA
    일요일 10:15 오전
PROGRESSION of LIBERTY:

1) DEFINE LIBERTY
2) DECLARE LIBERTY
3) DEFEND LIBERTY
Liberty - ĕlĕuthĕria -

- Personal freedom from servitude, confinement or oppression


Servitude - Freedom of Choice

Confinement - Freedom from Limits

Oppression - Freedom from Unjust Authority


Redefine Liberty - Independence through Dependence

Independence - Webster - Not subject to control by others
PROGRESSION of LIBERTY:

1) DEFINE LIBERTY
2) DECLARE LIBERTY
Unto - eis - To or into; Toward a direction or goal; A preposition used to express result

Salvation - soteria - Delivered, safety, rescued, health, preserved from danger
We believe in liberty and declare liberty before we necessarily fully experience liberty
PROGRESSION of LIBERTY:

1) DEFINE LIBERTY
2) DECLARE LIBERTY
3) DEFEND LIBERTY
Stand fast - stēkō -

- To stand firm, to persevere, to be constant, hold one’s ground, maintain a position
Defend - Webster - To take action against attack or challenge
Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
PROGRESSION OF LIBERTY NOT THE PERFECTION OF LIBERTY

- Progression of APPLICATION not Progression of AVAILABILITY
Not fighting to make AVAILABLE but Fighting to DEFEND what Jesus made AVAILABLE!
Charles Finney -

"The Church must take right ground in regard to politics…Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as part of their duty to God...God will bless or curse this nation, according to the course Christians take in politics."

Bill of Rights 1st Ammendment of the United States:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

1st Version introduced to the Senate on September 3, 1789, stated,
- “Congress shall not make any law establishing any religious denomination.”

2nd Version stated,
- “Congress shall make no law establishing any particular denomination.”

3rd Version declared,
- “Congress shall make no law establishing any particular denomination in preference to another.”

Final Version passed on that day declared,
- “Congress shall make no law establishing religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Based on two clauses:

Establishment Clause - Prohibited the federal government from establishing a single national denomination

Free Exercise Clause - Prohibited the federal government from interfering with the people’s public religious expressions and acknowledgments
Liberty - ĕlĕuthĕria - Personal freedom from servitude, confinement or oppression

- Servitude - Freedom of choice
- Confinement - Freedom from limitation or restrictions
- Oppression - Freedom from unjust authority

Corruption - phthora - Moral perversion, depravity, wickedness

- They are promising you something they don’t even have themselves.

Liberty - Independence, absence of external restraint, freedom of access

Independence through dependence - We will only experience liberty to the extent that we submit to the Liberator!

Overcome - hettaomai - To be conquered, controlled or defeated by a superior force
PROGRESSION of LIBERTY:

- DEFINE LIBERTY
- DECLARE LIBERTY
- DEFEND LIBERTY