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Summary: Franklin Roosevelt once gave a speech outlining "four freedoms" that he believed would make the world a better place. 60 plus years later, those freedoms have become twisted.

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JANUARY OF 1941, 11 MONTHS BEFORE THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT GAVE A STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH.

IT BECAME KNOWN AS “THE FOUR FREEDOMS” SPEECH.

ROOSEVELT SAID;

IN THE FUTURE DAYS, WHICH WE SEEK TO MAKE SECURE, WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WORLD FOUNDED UPON FOUR ESSENTIAL HUMAN FREEDOMS.

THE FIRST IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION—EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE SECOND IS FREEDOM OF EVERY PERSON TO WORSHIP GOD IN HIS OWN WAY—EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE THIRD IS FREEDOM FROM WANT—WHICH, TRANSLATED INTO WORLD TERMS, MEANS ECONOMIC UNDERSTANDINGS WHICH WILL SECURE TO EVERY NATION A HEALTHY PEACETIME LIFE FOR ITS INHABITANTS EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THE FOURTH IS FREEDOM FROM FEAR—WHICH, TRANSLATED INTO WORLD TERMS, MEANS A WORLD-WIDE REDUCTION OF ARMAMENTS TO SUCH A POINT AND IN SUCH A THOROUGH FASHION THAT NO NATION WILL BE IN A POSITION TO COMMIT AN ACT OF PHYSICAL AGGRESSION AGAINST ANY NEIGHBOR—ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.

THAT IS NO VISION OF A DISTANT MILLENNIUM. IT IS A DEFINITE BASIS FOR A KIND OF WORLD ATTAINABLE IN OUR OWN TIME AND GENERATION.

THAT KIND OF WORLD IS THE VERY ANTITHESIS OF THE SO-CALLED NEW ORDER OF TYRANNY WHICH THE DICTATORS SEEK TO CREATE WITH THE CRASH OF A BOMB.

TO THAT NEW ORDER WE OPPOSE THE GREATER CONCEPTION—THE MORAL ORDER.

A GOOD SOCIETY IS ABLE TO FACE SCHEMES OF WORLD DOMINATION AND FOREIGN REVOLUTIONS ALIKE WITHOUT FEAR.

IN THE WORLD OF 1941, ROOSEVELT’S FOUR FREEDOMS WERE RADICAL AND SIMPLE IDEAS THAT ANYONE COULD ASPIRE TO.

THEY ARE GREAT IDEALS.

ALL OF US WANT TO LIVE IN A WORLD FREE TO SPEAK AND EXPRESS OURSELVES.

EACH ONE OF US WANTS THE FREEDOM TO WORSHIP GOD.

ALL OF US WANT THE FREEDOM TO FULFILL EVERY GOOD HUMAN DESIRE.

ALL OF US WANT TO LIVE FREE FROM FEAR AND OPPRESSION.

BUT WHILE ROOSEVELT LIVED IN A LESS COMPLEX SOCIETY THAN WE, HE PROBABLY NEVER DREAMED THAT MODERN MAN WOULD TAKE THE LIBERTIES THAT WE HAVE TAKEN WITH LIBERTY.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE OBSCENITY, PROFANITY AND EVERY ABSURD DECLARATION.

FREEDOM TO WORSHIP NOW INCLUDES OBEISANCE AND OBLATIONS TO THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOD.

FREEDOM FROM WANT HAS TAKEN US DOWN THE ROAD AND THROUGH THE PORTAL TO ABORTION ON DEMAND AND NOW SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

FREEDOM FROM FEAR NOW INCLUDES FREEDOM FROM FEAR OF THE LIVING GOD.

THE DAY ROOSEVELT SPOKE OF IS HERE

HE WAS RIGHT! BUT THE TYRANNICAL POWERS THAT HE SPOKE OF ARE NO LONGER IMPERIAL JAPAN, COMMUNISM AND THE NAZI HORDES.

THE POWERS THAT ROOSEVELT SPOKE OF NOW PRACTICE A DIFFERENT FORM OF TYRANNY.

THEY PREACH A GOSPEL THAT SAYS “DO, DAY AND BE WHATEVER YOU WANT!”

“REALITY DOES NOT APPLY. YOU CAN BE ANY TYPE OF PERSON YOU WANT AS LONG AS YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOURSELF.”

THIS TYRANNY’S PABULUM IS A DISPROPORTIONAL LIBERTARIANISM THAT IS NO REAL FREEDOM AT ALL.

JESUS CAME TO EARTH TO GIVE MEN REAL FREEDOMS.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH. FREEDOM TO WORSHIP. FREEDOM FROM WANT AND FREEDOM FROM FEAR.

JESUS GIVES THE CITIZENS OF HIS KINGDOM, FOUR, EVEN FIVE FREEDOMS THAT ARE NECESSARY, REAL AND ETERNAL.

FOUR FREEDOMS THAT AN ARMY DIDN’T HAVE TO FIGHT FOR.

GOVERNMENTS DIDN’T HAVE TO LEGISLATE BUT ONE MAN HAD TO DIE FOR.

BUT BEFORE WE START THAT PART OF THE LESSON, LET’S PRAY.

WE SAID THAT PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT’S SPEECH WAS GIVEN BEFORE US INVOLVEMENT WAS PROVOKED BY JAPAN.

BUT ROOSEVELT SPOKE OUT OF CONCERN FOR THE WAR IN EUROPE.

THERE THE NAZI’S HAS SUPPRESSED CERTAIN TYPES OF SPEECH SINCE 1937.

THESE DAYS, WHILE WE CAN’T AGREE WITH THOSE WHO WANT TO SHUT DOWN CHARLIE HEBDO, FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN 2015 IS STILL BEING ABUSED.

TODAY, FREEDOM OF SPEECH INCLUDES VULGARITY AND PORNOGRAPHY.

AND DON’T THINK THAT THIS IS ANYTHING NEW. (MAMA RED SOAP OPERA STORY) I COULDN’T WATCH CARTOONS AT THREE. THE SOAPS WITH THEIR ELICIT SEX, MURDER AND BLACKMAIL. RAN ALL DAY SUNDAY’S WE WATCHED TAWDRY - PERRY MASON)

FREEDOM OF SPEECH NOW INCLUDES RISQUÉ TELEVISION.

AND WHILE THE WORDS ARE BLEEPED OUT, THE FREQUENCY AT WHICH WE HEAR THE “BEEPS” SHOULD TELL US SOMETHING.

EVEN IN OUR MUSIC, ANOTHER ABILITY GIVEN TO MAN BY GOD TO EXPRESS OURSELVES AND OUR EMOTIONS,

WHILE TO SOME EARS IT’S ALL BANGING AND CLATTERING, SOME, MODERN MUSIC IS VIOLENT AND SUGGESTIVE.

EVEN BLASPHEMY OF THE LORD GOD IS ALLOWED. IT WASN’T LIKE THAT BEFORE.

THE EXPANSION OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS THE RESULT OF MAN’S CLAMORING AND DEMANDING HIS “RIGHTS”.

WE WANT TO CROSS THE LINE! WE WANT TO EXPRESS OUR TRUE FEELINGS!

WE WANT TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS WITH ALL THE VIGOR AND VEHEMENCE AND VITRIOL THAT WE CAN MUSTER.

PROVERBS 29:11 - A FOOL GIVES FULL VENT TO HIS SPIRIT, BUT A WISE MAN QUIETLY HOLDS IT BACK.

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