Friday, October 1, 2010

The True Tyranny of America in Light of the American Tea Party

In the days leading up to the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party was a direct action protest against the British government by British-American subjects in the Massachusetts Bay colony of Boston. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists dressed up as Native American Indians boarded these ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. This event remains one of the most memorialized historic events in U.S. history, and its relevance has recently reemerged due to excessive U.S. government growth and its outrageous spending.

"We must do all we can, of course, but our hope and expectation must derive from Almighty God. In Him alone is there true deliverance in light of the oncoming tyranny at hand."

Today we have seen an exponential growth of Government and Taxation to a level unprecedented at any other time in our 400-year history. Today, Big Government is reaching into every facet of our lives, and no one or no thing is safe from the brand and bondage. As our God given freedoms and moral rights are being aggressively removed by this constitutionally apostate President and Congress, we Americans find ourselves facing a new kind of Governmental tyranny and bondage from which we likely will never be liberated. We must do all we can, of course, but our hope and expectation must derive from Almighty God. In Him alone is there true deliverance in light of the oncoming tyranny at hand.

A Far Greater Tyranny

The Lord Jesus talked of a far greater tyranny to man than Big Government, excessive taxation, burdensome mandates and ceaseless intrusions into the lives of its citizens.

Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant [slave] of sin (John 8:34).

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned - For if by one man's offence death reigned by one - That as sin hath reigned unto death (Rom. 5:12, 17a, 21a).

O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (Rom. 7:24)

(Other verses: Job 14:1-4, Psalm 51:5, Eph 2:1-3, Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 17a, 21, 7:14-25)

Satan's Oppressive Rule Over Fallen Mankind

And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage (Heb. 2: 13-15).

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him (Acts 10:38).

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others (Eph. 2:1-3).

[In light of Lucifer, i.e., Satan] That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? (Is. 14:17)

(Other verses: 2 Cor. 4:4, Luke 4:6-7, Rev.12,13)

True Freedom and Deliverance

Only in Christ is there great freedom and deliverance from the bondage of Satan and our human depravity, the outworking of sin and its terrible consequences (John 8:32, 36; Rom. 7:24-25; Heb. 2:14-16). Humanity has never and will never be able to govern itself, not in this fallen world. Tyranny and the unbridled passions of man will always win the day. Six thousand years of human history has testified to that fact. Our Founding Fathers realized that truth, and that only a moral and God-fearing people would ever have a chance of outworking the kind of human government that could check the depraved appetites of fallen humanity and preserve the basic liberties and freedoms endowed by their Creator. We as a nation today have discarded a sense of healthy morals and ethical guidelines, and are sadly reaping the tyrannical social consequences. Oppressive tyranny is not too far off here in America. When this tyranny and its fearful ramifications fully manifest themselves, what then?

"We as a nation today have discarded a sense of healthy morals and ethical guidelines, and are sadly reaping the tyrannical social consequences."

Ask yourself this very simple question. How can an imperfect humanity who lives in an imperfect world bring about an absolutely perfect “Utopian” society? (See Romans 7:24) The answer is a no-brainer yet extremely hard for humanity to digest: it never can. The only hope and deliverance for humanity today is found in its wonderful Creator and Redeemer, The Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior today? Only He can deliver you from the oppressive tyranny of Satan and the World System. He is the only deliverer from our bondage to Sin and all its awful consequences (Romans 6:23). He has come to set at liberty the sons of men (Rom. 4:17,18, 6:14,17-18, 22; 7: 24-25; 8:2, 21; Gal. 5:1; Eph. 4:8). May it be your sincere desire to put your trust in Him today!

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36).

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

DJP I.F.

Edited by BEL I.F.

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