Getting ready to give an address today at the Texas State Capitol in Austin TX for the Constitutional Summit event. It will be an all day affair as God-fearing, liberty loving Americans gather together to demand Texas and our nation open up and quit exercising tyranny under the guise of doing it for our good.
The spirit of oppression hangs here like a fog. My assignment is to minister on the doctrine of the lesser magistrate. It is the doctrine that helped establish our nation and it must be rediscovered and reapplied to preserve our nation. Pastor Matt Trewhella was scheduled to give the address, but could not make it. He asked me to pinch hit and it is my honor to do so in his stead.
It is good to remind ourselves not only the benefits of liberty, but our responsibilities as well. In 1791, Edmund Burke observed, “Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites…society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there is without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”
America, only the Gospel of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ can break the chains of sin from within to make us fit for liberty without.