July 4, Disappearing Freedoms, and Hope in Our Heavenly Home

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Happy Independence Day to all our American supporters! This is sure to be a unique July 4th as we celebrate in the midst of COVID–19 restrictions and social-distancing regulations. Like the rest of 2020, it’ll certainly be an Independence Day to remember!

We’re thankful for this day to celebrate our nation and express our thanks to the Lord for the many freedoms we enjoy here.

We’re thankful for this day to celebrate our nation and express our thanks to the Lord for the many freedoms we enjoy here. Compared to many countries around the world, and throughout history, we enjoy great freedom here in America and we praise the Lord for that. But we also know that there’s a push to restrict religious (particularly Christian) liberty and redefine free speech as “hate speech.” It can be quite disheartening to watch, but it serves as a good reminder of a biblical truth: this earth is not our home!

As Christians, earth is really not our home, and America is not our ultimate country! While we certainly should work for the flourishing of society while we are here by taking actions such as voting or even going to court over violations of religious liberty, we know our ultimate hope isn’t in freedom here on earth.

Our hope and our reason to rejoice is that we are citizens of heaven and will someday dwell for eternity with Christ in the new heavens and the new earth, where there will be no more death, sin, pain, or crying (Revelation 21:4). What a hope we have! And let’s continue to pray that we’ll continue to enjoy the freedom to proclaim the saving gospel—the most important message of all.

Our Answers News team discussed one instance of religious freedom coming under attack in a recent episode.

Veterans Enjoy Free Admission to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

As we have written before, here’s a reminder that as our way of saying “thank you” to those who have served America in the military, we’re offering free admission to both the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum on July 4 for all United States veterans and active-duty US military. Thank you for your service! We hope you will enjoy this opportunity to tour our world-class attractions in Northern Kentucky for free. If you have children 10 and under, they can come free as well on July 4 and through the rest of 2020.

Again, happy Independence Day! I pray you and your family will enjoy your time celebrating together.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for praying,
Ken

This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.

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