Declaration of Independence
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.
RIGHTS require RESPONSIBILITY.
Galatians 5:13-14 (NIV)
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Galatians 5:15 (NIV)
If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
Do what’s JUST, not what you can JUSTIFY.
Do what’s RESPONSIBLE, not what’s PERMISSIBLE.
Do what’s MORAL, not what’s MODELED.
Be SELFLESS and SERVE others.
John 8:34-36 (NIV)
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
“You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven, that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.” – John Adams