“Our Freedom Document”

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The Bible says, “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

Ladies and Gentlemen: The following document is the reason you and I, in America, are free:

“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Our Freedom Document - Heritage Ministries of Kentucky“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Continue reading

“What is Interposition?”

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Interposition – what on earth does that mean?  Noah Webster, in his original American dictionary defined it as, “being, placing or coming between; intervention.”  In geography, it is illustrated by the way Kentucky lies between (or, you might say, interposed between) Tennessee and Ohio.  In government it is one governmental power, such as Kentucky’s state government, intervening between the national government and the people to keep the national government from forcing its will on Kentucky people.  You might ask, “Is this the right thing to do?”

What is Interposition? - Heritage Ministries of KentuckyActually the idea of interposition comes from the Bible.  Jesus stepped in between God and sinful man to pay our debt to God of one perfect life we had stolen in the Garden of Eden and used for ourselves.  Jesus, by offering up His perfect life to pay the debt we owed, interposed His life between us and God.  He stepped in between God and man to turn away the judgment of God on man.  As the Bible says,

“For Christ has also once suffered for sin, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God.”

(1 Peter 3:18)

Jesus did this because it’s a law with God that every debt must be paid.  Jesus legally paid our debt so God could legally accept us just as if we had never sinned against Him.  This is the principle of interposition. Continue reading