What is the role and the responsibility of a citizen in the Kingdom of God serving as a citizen also of a natural “kingdom”? This is discussed from a bibilical perspective:
1 Peter 2:6-7 Because it is said in the Writings, See, I am placing a keystone in Zion, of great and special value; and the man who has faith in him will not be put to shame. And the value is for you who have faith; but it is said for those without faith, The very stone which the builders put on one side, was made the chief stone of the building;
The Freedomist News Journal is a “Freedom” News Journal. But what is freedom or, at the very least, what is the foundation your ideals of freedom rest upon?
The Freedomist News Journal represents and calls out Christians who believe we, as followers of Christ, have a significant role to play in demonstrating how other Christians can and should serve the ‘natural community’, or, the believer and non-believer alike.
Through our editorials, reports and essays we hope to demonstrate and showcase Freedom in the natural, to be witnesses to the responsibilities and limitations of Christians living out the standards of Freedom set for us by our King, Christ himself. We specifically want to demonstrate the role of Christians in what we call ‘Civic Authority’, or, to put it plainly, politics.
We call ourselves “Freedomists”, but we could more specifically call ourselves Christian Freedomists, or Christ Follower Freedomists. We believe that a Freedomist need not be a Christian, for there are principles of Freedomism that do not require a belief in God. A Christian Freedomist, however, has a very definite root and purpose for pursuing, witnessing, and demonstrating Freedom in the natural (that is, to believer and non-believer alike).
We should also note that as Christ Followers we have a fundamental belief that if Christ is not the center and purpose of a life in pursuit of ‘freedom’, there is no law, no principle and no philosophical treatise that can bring man to voluntarily live out a life of Freedom that honors and respects the freedom of others as totally, as completely as what Christ compels us to do, through the Holy Spirit changing who we are.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the best part of wisdom: all those who keep his laws are wise: his praise is eternal.
That said, we are not called to legislate God in others’ lives or to separate ourselves from the non-believer and not honor, serve, and work beside them in the aspects of freedom that we can mutually agree to pursue with one another.
What underlies the principle of freedom for others is not the same as what underlies the principles of freedom for Christ-follower Freedomists. Yet, the fruit of a Christ-follower pursuing freedom in the natural for the purpose of worshipping God and leading others to do the same has much in common with many who do not have Christ in their lives. We will reflect these principles in how we report the news, editorialize the news, and offer essays on freedom.
We hope to accentuate our common ground with non-believers who share much with us in how we view freedom in the natural, even as we seek, at our core, through The Freedomist News Journal, to call Christians to live the freedom of Christ in the natural and be good stewards of the nation God has placed them in.
What follows is the fundamental underpinning of what, I believe, is the cornerstone of Freedom for a Christian Freedomist.