Alexis De Tocqueville in his classic Democracy in America, “The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and Liberty so intimately in their minds that it is impossible to make them conceive one without the other”
So what happened? Has this changed? Or is it that as a nation, we have moved further and further away from God? I’m inclined to think that this is the case. As a nation we have taken down the ten commandments, removed prayer from the schools, and we wonder why liberty has deteriorated. Christianity instills , brings about a huge overwhelming sense of love from man towards his creator, and therefore a love for his creation.
If we love God, and by extension his creation then we will want liberty and freedom for others to become the best they are capable of. Even if that liberty allows the other to not love or even curse God. Why should we allow this? Because God allows the same thing. He gives each of us the liberty to be whom ever we choose. What liberty does not do is exempt us from the consequences of our actions and desires.
Consider this, many people would say that I’m a good person I never killed anyone so I’m sure God will let me into heaven when the time comes. But isn’t that God stepping all over your liberty. Your free will? Would anyone think for a minute that God is good if he forced his will upon man? So if it is wrong for God to force himself upon you for 70 or 80 years how much more offensive would it be to do it for eternity? How could a good God force himself upon someone, even if it was for their own “good”?
Now its time for your input. Do you think God should force himself on his creation?
Let me know what you think in the comments.