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God wants you to choose.
I want you to choose.
However, you need to know what you’re choosing between. You not only need to know you have options, but you need to be informed about what those options are. When one side or opinion seeks to quench the voice of opposing views and opinions and beliefs, an unsafe, unfair situation arises where not only our voice, but out choice disappears.
We read in Joshua 24:14-15 (KJV), “Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua made the choice clear before all the people. He didn’t ignore the fact that the people had served other gods. Though he gave them a choice that would give them abundant life, he didn’t insist that his God was their only option.
We put ourselves in the role of God when we determine that which the choices of others will consist. Ironic, when the people who insist on determining our choices often deny there is a God.
God Himself encourages us to choose life – but allows us to choose death. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” - Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)
When Creationism isn’t allowed to be taught in school, but Darwinism is forced down children’s throats as absolute reality, when in fact, it’s a theory that’s never been proven – choice is destroyed. The only ‘reality’ being taught, is one that’s taught forcefully.
When abstinence isn’t allowed to be taught in school, but deviant sexual acts and extreme forms of birth control are blatantly plastered before the face of every student attending said school, again, choice is destroyed.
You cannot choose between options when options are denied.
Informed choice ensures freedom, the very foundation of our nation.
There are many other choices and freedoms being taken from us or threatened here in America and across the globe.
Logically speaking, we won’t all make the same choices.
Find your voice – and let it be heard.
Don’t deny other’s their voice.