This was sent to me by one of our members, who is a man of deep faith and believes in God given rights and freedom. Regardless of your faith, there is a whole lot of truth here as to why we are free to choose, and that choice, given to us by our creator (not other men), is what makes us truly free. I thought I would share it with you all.
Free Will - Individual Rights
I'll call this a "spiritual observation" after waking up from a dream where I was literally making my case for individual choice, rights, & freedom.
The thought is, “no wonder there is an enemy of individual rights... God in all sovereignty built the boundaries of the universe, created perfect order and harmony on earth, gave man the rule of it.... and in all that never took our free will”. If the God of the universe allows us to choose life with the divine vs. our own way, who are we to tell people what they can and cannot do? And of course, one would surmise that if there is an opposition to the rule of God, than surely there would be opposition to the freedom of man.
In other words, what is trying to control, manipulate, dictate, narrate, or subject you to what is not your own will....is in opposition to the freedom of your own will. If someone does not chose to believe or follow Jesus, that person is not struck down, they simply are not “in Christ”.
So what are they in...themselves.
In religion we may try to put them in bondage to another but ultimately this is a matter of the will and therefore altogether “selfish”. Selfish not in negativity, but in free will.
So if I choose freedom, I chose free will...which I then chose to subject to authority that is higher than myself and of any man. Eventually my choice of free will, aligns with the the will of God, so much so that there is no distinction of which is which, just harmonious freedom!