Unfortunately, it's not...at least not anymore.
Do we have freedom to carry our guns to church? Do we have freedom to share the gospel openly in public schools? Do we have freedom to drive down the road without being "checked" by the local police? Do we have freedom to preach on the streets without being arrested? Do we have freedom to peacefully protest without a "go-ahead" from authority? Do we have freedom of speech? Of religion? Do we have freedom from "unreasonable searches and seizures", free in our "persons, houses, papers, and effects"? Do we have the freedom to handle State affairs without the federal government "butting in"? Do we have freedom from attack - not from other countries - but from those in the White House? Do we have freedom from immigrant invasion? Do we have freedom of the press? Of the media? Of perversion from Hollywood? Do we have freedom from communists who have snuck in behind the scenes and are now the ones at the very top of government power? Do we have freedom of property without unjust taxes? The freedoms we don't have anymore are astonishing. Every freedom that I just listed, plus many more, openly contradict our Constitution. You see, we are no longer ruled by constitutional and biblical law; rather by the whim of whoever stands in office. The correct terms to use would be totalitarianism and dictatorship. In other words, tyranny.
No, this is not a free country. Some may call it a New World Order. We aren't a nation anymore. Instead there are communists who are working to make all nations of the world one. Considering the diverse population of the United States, I'd say we are a conglomeration of nationalities, fooling ourselves we are still a nation. As Barak Obama said, we are no longer just a Christian nation, but a Muslim nation, a Jewish nation, a Hindu nation, etc. I would also add, "a communist nation and a socialist nation."
Theodore Roosevelt once said, "The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities..."
He spoke prophetically as if he knew what America would be like in 2011.
We are no longer a nation.
Bearing in mind the fact that there are people who would like a new Constitution, or even a revision of the present one, I'd say we won't have biblical constitutional standards for long, if we continue to let the wrong people lead us. The Left is adamant that every Christian law and principle be smashed into the dust. Including gun rights. Especially gun rights. They want the people to be left defenseless in the face of the enemy (themselves). They understand that the right to bear arms is a biblical demand; otherwise they wouldn't be so obdurately against it. As Luke 11:21-22 says:
"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils."
A bill, H.B. 54 that has been presented here in Georgia, has that biblical principle in mind. This is what Bobby Franklin realizes, as does Georgia Gun Owners: a people cannot be truly free unless they have the right to bear arms. Citizens of Georgia, this ought to be a call to bring us to our feet. Surely we can see the hidden danger in a society that doesn't have the right to carry their guns to church. We are then left open to attack, defenseless in the face of the enemy. However, we are to be prepared at all times.
Another thing we ought to realize is that crime rates plummet downward when God-fearing, responsible citizens have the right to carry guns, and defend life against murderous marauders and molesters. If the law forbids us to carry our guns to church, eventually the law (or actually the people behind it) will take away our right to carry guns anywhere. Once that happens, we will be attacked more aggressively from every side. Our children will grow up in an exposed and vulnerable society where thugs parade the streets and no one is safe. Are we going to allow ourselves to be backed into a corner with no maneuvering room?
The right to bear arms goes back to the founding of the New World (1600s) when colonial settlers carried their guns to church for the protection of their families (Listen here to find out more information). People in history have always understood that it is a duty, a God-given right, to protect, families. It should never be just a consideration or a choice - it is a command. Americans today deem the usage of weapons as less essential compared to those in past history who considered it necessary. In this day and age, so many places prohibit guns. In view of all the crime that rampages our fair country, we never know when we might be attacked, which is why we must always be ready (1 Peter 3:15).
Because there are men out in the world who would like to destroy our families and churches, it is even more vital that citizens who are accountable have the right to carry their guns wherever they go, including church buildings. If not, crime and corruption will burst out bolder than ever.
Will you join us in supporting gun rights? Will you take a stand for liberty? Sometimes we complain that there isn't anything we can do! Here is your first step. Uncle Sam doesn't want you; instead God wants you to join His army, one that stands for liberty and justice for all. Our Constitution is being trampled upon. Our lives are being surrendered to a Utopian, socialistic dream. Our very country is at stake. Don't we want to live in a "free country" once again?
(Another "checking" device of our so-called justices of the peace. Can we really believe this is security?)
“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” -George Washington
“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains taken to bring it to light.” -George Washington
“If we are not governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants.” -William Penn
“No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.” -General Douglas MacArthur
“Two choices are set before a nation. Either God is the ultimate authority or man is.” -Gary DeMAr
“No man can escape the problem of authority. Every man will consciously or unconsciously appeal to some authority as basic and ultimate to life. Most authorities revered by men today are human authorities: the individual, the people, the elite thinkers and planners, science, reason, or the state. These are all humanistic authorities.” -R.J. Rushdoony
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
“I charge you, citizens of the United States, afloat on your wild sea of politics, there is another king, one Jesus: the safety of the state can be secured only in the way of humble and wholehearted loyalty to His person and of obedience to His law.” -A.A. Hodge.
“When a man is secure in the possession of his property, he has an area of liberty and dominion which is beyond the reach of other men. If no man and no state can reach in to tax and confiscate his property, man can enjoy true liberty and great security, whether he be prosperous or poor. Every attack on private property [and guns] is, therefore, an attack on man’s liberty. Man’s freedom and security in the possession of his property is not only basic to man’s independence, but it is also basic to his power. A man has power if he can act independently of other men and the state, if he can make his stand in the confidence of liberty. Every attack on private property therefore is also an attack on the powers of free men as well as their liberty.” -R.J. Rushdoony
A video James Brown of Covenant Commission (pastor of Covenant Baptist Church) speaks on H.B.54