On Free Will and Freedom
Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.
By: Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.
Fort Fairfield Journal, June 16, 2010
I scan about three hundred fifty stories a day. Sometimes a do deeper research, get a book on the subject or spend hours researching. What I see is massive problems coming down the pike that threaten our freedom and economic stability- problems that have been historically fomented against citizens by their governments, and ours is no exception so it is very wise to be prepared.
Now, I don't know what preparing means for you guys. I'm telling you right now you can fill your house to the rooftops with guns and/or food. I know people who do that. There are ways that people are preparing out there. I don't know what preparation means for you, but for me, it's understanding how quickly the boom is coming down on our freedoms as government seeks to use the police power to gain more and more control over our daily lives.
I've got to say, I spend a lot of time on my knees asking the Lord to help me out. He told us this time was coming, He told us it was going to be rough, He warned us about this. Frankly, I'm reassured that He told us about this because it means He's up there on His throne totally in charge right now, even though there's times with me- this little ant walking around down here with my little, tiny perspective - that it can get a little bit scary.
I do know that there is a God, He is sovereign, He is in Heaven and sitting on a throne and is absolutely in charge of every little piece of this world situation and if we want to run ourselves into the ground, which is one of the things about humanity having free will, He's going to let us do that.
He's going to let those who want to create a horrible world, to create that kind of a world. It's really up to us to say that's not the type of world I want to live in. I don't want to live in a world where my every move is monitored and controlled. I don't want to live in a world where the very thoughts I think are monitored and controlled. I don't want to live in that kind of a society, I don't want that and I know God doesn't want that for us, either. If He would have wanted that, He could have programmed that right into us. He could be doing all the controlling of our lives and behavior. But, isn't that the opposite of free will?
Free will is exactly the kind of freedom God loved us enough to give us. The freedom to go about our own business and make our own choices and potentially make our own mistakes. But the government is not going to give you that freedom and ultimately the Beast, who is indeed coming and is going to try to occupy that throne here on earth, is not going to give you that option. Under the government's Beast system, you're not going to have freedom, you're not going to be able to make your own mistakes or follow your own desires.
The government's program of compliance with their police, jails, guns and coercive laws is designed to compel you to do whatever they say. God's program is the opposite. He gave us free will so we could voluntarily choose to serve, have faith in and trust Him without any outside coercion or influence. That after all is what true love is based upon- freedom to choose who you love and how you will serve them.
This editorial was transcribed and adapted for print from a recent Katherine Albrecht radio program, by David Deschesne, with her permission. Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D. is a syndicated radio talk show host on the Genesis Communication Network. Listen to her program live daily, or download her podcast for listening at any time at www.gcnlive.com Katherine’s website is: www.katherinealbrecht.com