Have you ever seen or heard someone do something unlawful and then afterward say, “I am in America, I am free to do what I want to do”? (2 Corinthians 3:17)
However, there is no freedom without the law. If there was freedom to do whatever you want, nowhere would be safe.
My brothers and I were watching the story of Moses some time ago and when the children of Israel were praising the “golden calf,” which was an idol, one of them said to Moses, “We are free to do what we want!”
Moses replied, “There is no freedom without the Law” (Exodus 20).
When we obey the law of God and the laws of our land, according to the Word of God, then, and only then, will we experience true freedom.
For example, if I was driving 70 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone and the cop pulled me over and said to me, “The speed limit is 55. You have broken the law by 15 miles per hour,” what would you think of me if I said to that cop, “I am in America. I am free to drive as fast as I want to”? You would think I was foolish because I am endangering people’s lives by not following the rule of law.
What would you think if a driver was driving all over the road, passing people, and endangering their lives? Does he have the right to break the law that preserves our liberties? Absolutely not!
When you have the law, and people adhere to it, you have true freedom (Roman 3:31).
We need to get back to the law of God first and foremost in America, and then adhere to the laws of our Constitutional Republic based on Biblical truths (Article 4, Section 4, The United States Constitution).