Sunday, 18 November 2018

Freedom of Religion vs Freedom to Worship

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Freedom is Not Free

Yet we, Canadian Christians have Lost it

andre@simplicityinthegospel.com

Glovertown, NL


Freedom cost the lives of many soldiers, airman, and navy personnel where all were grieved by a loved one, from a father, a mother, brothers and sisters who will never be comforted for their loss. It was a war by hand to hand combat, by infantry, artillery fire, air to air combat, bombing deliberately on the civilian population, battleship against battleships, merchant’ vessels against submarines.  The cost in human life and resources for our freedom far exceeds our comprehension.  It is now been taken for granted,  easily giving up our freedom to accommodate the agenda of our enemies that have infiltrated our government institutions without resistance, not even a single gunshot has been fired, no sign of casualty. Nonetheless, there have been casualties. Our children have been kidnapped, parents have lost their sovereign parenthood right over their children.  Christians underestimate our enemy and its tactics. We were always at war - a war against principality, a war against Judeo-Christian culture. Canada's enemies are those who want to destroy our Judeo-Christian values.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places,” Eph 6:12

“Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it,” Col 2:15

This commentary exposes the lies and the deceptions. It is about making a public spectacle of the false principalities and misappropriation by authority of the federal government and the provincial government who weaken our Judeo-Christian heritage in Canada by twisting language which was under the protection of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantee that everyone
has the following fundamental freedoms:

freedom of conscience and religion;• freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including   freedom of the press and other media of communication;freedom of peaceful assembly; and• freedom of association.

Rights Respecting Certain Schools Preserved
• Nothing in this Charter abrogates or derogates from any rights or privileges guaranteed by or under the Constitution of Canada in respect of denominational, separate or dissentient schools.

A lesson from the past


Have we learned anything from the example of God’s people Israel?  The theme throughout the Book of Judges was, “Failure through compromise” and the theme found in the Book of Joshua was “Victory through faith.”
How many books have been written, how many commentaries were blogged, and how many sermons have been preached about faith? Is the Church any better than historical Israel when it comes to being in obedience to His commandments? The Church has its moments of victory and its moments of failures. From one generation who has forgotten what it took to be in fellowship with God proceeded by a generation crying out to God to intervene. Is this where the Church of this era is right now, confused, divided and in despair? Many American and Canadian Christians are crying out to God for a revival while many Christians are content with a once a week gathering to worship our Lord since they figure that we still have the right to do so. You wouldn’t believe how many stays at home believers are forsaking the assembly of the saints, (Hebrews 10:25). Revival will not come unless we are willing to obey and to live by faith according to His instructions. If we don’t obey, we are no better than the children of Jacob, Israel. Inasmuch God warned Israel and Judah to return to Him and to His covenant, so is Jesus through the Apostle John whom He loved much, through his writing is warning His Church in North America to return as a good and faithful steward of His Word, fulfil His commission or else, it will be given to another nation.

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent,” Revelation 2:5

Canadian and American Christian Churches is not Israel since we live under a new covenant (Mark 14:24). We are bondservants by the same rules of stewardship as of the Israelites. The present Canadian multicultural society with its diversity of cultures and of religions reflects the same characteristic that existed during the time of Imperialist Rome and Autocratic Babylon.  Nothing new under the sun, (Eccl 1:9).

In the Book of Judges, soon after the settlement of each Israelite tribes in their assigned territory, Israel quickly drifted away from God. In those days there were no kings in Israel, and every man did that which was right in his eyes, (Judges 17:6). Doesn’t that reflect also the North America Christians Churches? Having good intention, each congregation identifying themselves with their own personalized statement of belief - every church denomination doing what is right in its own eyes and so are each individual Christians? Canada and America were once a strong Judeo-Christian influence; it is no more. The Church has lost its salt flavour, and the light on the lampstand has extinguished and the lampstand will soon be relocated, (Rev 2:5) if the Church doesn’t repent.

In (Judges 3:4), God allowed five lords of the Philistine to be used as a thorn in the side of the children of Israel, (chap. 2:3).  The Canaanites, the Sidonians, the Hivites, the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, (verse 5). Why? Verse 4 explains; to test Israel. From what? From their gods who would be used as a snare (Judges 2:2). The snare was used to find out whether they would obey the commandments of God (Judges 3:4), in particularly “You shall have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3-5). The consequences of being entangled into the snare, Israel moral and spiritual disobedience would lead to their deportation.

What about the Canadian Christians? Have we not been entrapped into the federal multicultural policies - an autocratic snare, and anti-Christian trap, slowly but surely dictating what ought to be taught to our children, over-ruling the parent cultural and religious practice and belief, for the purpose to unite all cultures, all religious faith unto one philosophy, one ideology, one religion under the trickery of Bahai faith indoctrination and Darwinism evolutionary rhetoric.  We live in a so-called ‘Extreme Bias Multiculturalism and in an Extreme Bias Multi-Gender’ nation. 

We Christians dropped our guard and allowed the Canadian federal and provincial leaders to dictate what we are to accept culturally. Both levels of government became fascist to the core, under the umbrella of political correctness accusing Christian of intolerance and racism when Christian voice their concern.

“True and pure diversity in a multicultural society is to allow each parent to teach their children their religious belief, their values according to their culture and tradition, and to teach their sexual moral standard and behaviour without prejudice and without interference from any level of government. Isn't that what the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is all about?”


Subtle Shift in Vocabulary

There has been a subtle shift in vocabulary within the Charter of Rights by our government. Few have recognized it, yet it had a drastic effect within our society and even within the churches. It interferes and weakens our perception on how we can defend our constitutional right.  It is not of yesterday that the government use the tactic of redefining the word to accommodate their objective.

I will read to you a report written by the NHLRA (Newfoundland-Labrador Human Right Association). Notice the anomaly within the report.

In 1984, the Newfoundland-Labrador Human Rights Association (NHLRA) sent a brief to the Minister of Justice criticizing the school system, stating that, “The greatest single threat to equality of religion and freedom of worship (in the province) is the restrictive nature of the denominational educational system. It is recommended that a second alternative be available for students who are not of faith which benefit from a special constitutional privilege, or that denominational schools be prohibited from discriminating on the basis of religion[1].”

Have you noticed the sudden shift in vocabulary? These subtle shifts in the interpretation of terminology interfere and weaken our perception of how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms can defend us.

The federal government established The Human Rights Commission institution to apply justice and equality under the guise of humanism, and not according to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It was a ruse to sneak into our school religious belief, moral values and ethical behaviours that go against Christian fundamental right.

The 1984 NHLRA report was in direct conflict against The Charter of Rights and Freedoms which was written two years after The Charter was signed into law by Queen Elizabeth II of Canada on April 17, 1982, along with the rest of the Act. The Charter was preceded by the Canadian Bill of Rights, which was enacted in 1960.

The NHLRA went beyond their mandate by discarding the Charter of Rights and Freedoms under the principality that every person is equal in dignity and rights disregarding religious rights not only toward Christians but also all religions. This report was a direct attack toward the Judeo-Christian culture in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The NHLRA report systematically
  • twisted freedom of religion - to equality of religion
  • twisted freedom of peaceful assembly - to freedom of worship
  • twisted freedom of religion - to the special constitutional privilege
  • twisted Rights Respecting Certain Schools Preserved - to restrictive nature of the denominational educational system
  • twisted fundamental freedoms guaranteed by or under the Constitution of Canada in respect of denominational, separate or dissentient schools - to restrictive nature of the denominational educational system and to discriminating on the basis of religion – which actually was saying “based on.”


The clergies also are in error of using these false twisted terminologies. I heard at an opening and closing prayers giving thanks to God for the freedom to worship unaware that God has given them much more than simple right to worship in Canada. It is God who wrote the constitution for His behalf - for His purpose, not ours. He gave us, not the government the freedom of religion.
 
You will ask but what is the difference between freedom of worship and freedom of religion?  The difference is that freedom of worship restricted your sphere of living according to your beliefs, ethics and moral standard values within the wall of a building. While the freedom of religion gives you the freedom to carry your right of beliefs, ethics and moral standard values wherever you go in society.  Have you not noticed how often we heard from the secular to keep our religion at church?  Not to mixed religion with politics? … go figure. We have the fundamental right to peaceful assembly in a church environment and freedom of religion in a social environment. The NHLRA violated the rights of Christian Faith religion in Newfoundland and Labrador under the guise of humanism.

Furthermore, under the guise of “Best Interest of the Child”, third-party (usually government social services) gradually undertook the removal of the sovereign rights, duties to care for a child and responsibilities to instruct a child within the parent cultural and religious upbringing.

By the same token the federal government is giving away our national economic sovereignty through Marxism policies via the United Nations agenda 21 affectation, even our border is about to be given to the United Nation supremacy. Their goal is to assimilate Canadian of all cultures and Christians in particular by instituting new laws that favour the idea of a New Word Order ideology. Canadian Christians are entangled in the snare. Once entangled in the noose, the more the victim tries to pull away, the more the victim chokes until the victim expires. There is no escape.   We are doomed unless we repent, not of the repenting of regret and remorse, but repenting of changing our attitude toward the Word of God by accepting it as truth and by starting to live according to Jesus instructions shared to His disciples.

How did we come to this?  I invite you to read my book that will soon be published, title, “CANADIAN CHURCH 2018, The Must Lukewarm Church of All the Western Nations”


ISBN 978-1-64258-883-5





[1] https://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/society/collapse-denominational-education.php