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:” Deut 30:19
The greatest gift in this world is life. Nothing else is even close.
The founders understood this. Thomas Jefferson is the one who penned the miraculous phrase that forever acknowledges that Natural Rights are a gift from Our Creator.
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 rights are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Try as they might, the Haters of God are not able to dislodge the connection of the Giver of Rights from the recipients of life. Rights are unalienable…like DNA and skin color…and can never be taken away. The Rights can be violated by an unlawful act, but the Right itself can never be legally taken away.
Interestingly, Jefferson listed the Rights in order of importance. Life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness…in that order. No Life–no Liberty. No life or Liberty? Then there can be no Pursuit of Happiness. Put these Rights in any other sequence or order, and the pillars of Natural Rights comes crumbling down.
But that is exactly what our courts have enabled the haters of God to do. They have rearranged the order of the Natural Rights. That would only be permissible in a world where there is no fixed Grantor of Rights. If courts can make rights, or eliminate rights, then no one among us is safe. But that is what the usurpers of God’s authority have done. The have rearranged the order of Creator-endowed Rights.
Because of their harrumphing at God, they have put all free people at risk. Their re-arranging of the order of Jefferson’s Rights to (1) Pursuit of Happiness, (2) Liberty, and (3) Life has turned the American experiment upon it’s head.
Refusing to acknowledge not only God’s admonition of Deut. 30:19 but also Jefferson’s authentication of Our Creator’s hierarchy of Rights, the hedonistic Pursuit of Happiness clause has morphed into the destruction of innocent life around the world.
Only a people devoid of the Spirit of God could come up with such a diabolical argument. It was the same cry that Lucifer himself uttered in his rebellion in Heaven…I will…I will..I will.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
Today’s God-haters have simply changed the refrain to MY body, MY rights, MY choice. If Pursuit of Happiness is the ultimate right, then none of our laws carry any weight. Why would it be wrong to murder someone if the Right to Life is secondary to someone’s reproductive rights?
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