by Brian Shilhavy

Today many Americans will commemorate the signing of the “Declaration of Independence” on this date in 1776, where many Christians and their Pastors will proudly claim that this document provided “freedom and justice for all” under the new nation, The United States of America.

And while almost everyone would probably agree that “freedom and justice for all” is not something most Americans enjoy today, they will claim that it was once the hallmark of our country, as espoused by the “Founding Fathers”, and that we need to return to those days to truly have “freedom” today.

But what is true “freedom”, and how did the Founding Fathers of the U.S. define “freedom,” both in thought and in practice?

As I have previously documented, “freedom and justice for all” did not include many of the inhabitants of the United States during that time, namely all the black slaves “owned” by the Founding Fathers, or the original native Americans who already lived here.

It is estimated that between 17 to 25 of the 55 delegates who signed The Constitution were owners of slaves.

According to the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, “about 25” delegates enslaved people, of the 55 who attended the convention’s proceedings in Philadelphia.

The Constitutional Rights Foundation asserts that 17 of the 55 delegates were enslavers and together held about 1,400 enslaved people.

In addition to identifying James Madison as an enslaver, Signers of the Constitution, published in 1976 by the National Park Service, notes that 11 other signers “owned or managed slave-operated plantations or large farms,” and then it names them: Richard Bassett, John Blair, William Blount, Pierce Butler, Daniel Carroll, Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Charles Pinckney, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Rutledge, Richard Dobbs Spaight, and George Washington.

It is also known that Benjamin Franklin enslaved people. (Source.)

When the European Founding Fathers arrived in North America in the 17th and 18th centuries, they did not find an empty land where there were no people living here.

There was already a system of government in place among several nations that existed in the Northeast called the League of the Iroquois, consisting of at least six North American Indian nations.

This decentralized, agrarian-based form of government in North America went back as far as 1142.

The League of the Iroquois

The Indians of the northeast corridor of North America were not always a peaceful race. In fact, they were perennially at war with one another until, as the Iroquois tradition states, Deganawidah, a Huron from what is now eastern Ontario, proposed the creation of a league of five Indian nations.

He found a spokesperson, Hiawatha, to undertake the arduous task of negotiating with the warring Indian nations.

Hiawatha succeeded in accomplishing Deganawidah’s dream, and the Senecas, Onondagas, Oneidas, Mohawks, and Cayugas ceased their struggle and formed a federal union.

A sixth nation, the Tuscaroras, moved northward from the Carolinas, joining the league around 1714.

Consider the discovery and colonization of America. What confidence could we have in a professor who clung to the pronouncement that Columbus discovered America?

Not much, especially if we already knew that Leif Eric-son, the Vikings, and perhaps even the Phoenicians, Africans, and Jews visited America fifteen hundred years before Columbus arrived.

Barbara Alice Mann and Jerry Fields have more or less established the date 1142 for the Senecas’ approval of the Great Law.

Arthur C. Parker placed the date at 1390  and others, such as Paul A. W. Wallace, at 1450.

Probably by at least 1450—forty-two years before Columbus’s voyage from the decadent Old World—the so-called savages of the New World had formed a federation that would be the envy of Franklin, Jefferson, and Washington.

Cadwallader Colden, a contemporary of Benjamin Franklin’s, wrote that the Iroquois had “outdone the Romans.”

As Bruce Johansen puts it:

Colden was writing of a social and political system so old that the immigrant Europeans knew nothing of its origins—a federal union of five (and later six) Indian nations that had put into practice concepts of popular participation and natural rights that the European savants had thus far only theorized.

The Iroquoian system, expressed through its constitution, “The Great Law of Peace,” rested on assumptions foreign to monarchies of Europe: it regarded leaders as servants of the people, rather than their masters, and made provisions for the leaders’ impeachment for errant behavior.

The Iroquois’ law and custom upheld freedom of expression in political and religious matters, and it forbade the unauthorized entry of homes. It provided for political participation by women and the relatively equitable distribution of wealth. . . .

Nineteenth-and twentieth-century historians supported Cadwallader Colden’s conclusions.

Lewis Henry Morgan, for example, observed in 1851, after a decade of close association with the Iroquois, that their civil policy prevented the concentration of power in the hands of any single individual and inclined rather to the division of power among many equals.

The Iroquois prized individual independence, and their government was set up so as to preserve that independence. The Iroquois confederation contained the “germ of modern parliament, congress and legislature.” (Full article.)

So the term “freedom and justice for all” has always been a lie, ever since the Europeans settled colonized North America, bringing along their African slaves to grow their tobacco on the East Coast, and run their cotton fields in the South, while at the same time destroying the North American Indian nations who are the original inhabitants of North America.

I do agree with the Christians who state that many Christians were among the Founding Fathers, most of them Protestants who came during the Reformation Period in Europe.

But is this something to be proud about??

These Christians were mostly Freemasons who were heavily influenced by the secret societies that proliferated in Europe during that time, also referred to as “The Age of Enlightenment”, and incorporated many of the Freemason teachings into their brand of Christianity that are not found in the Bible, such as the office of “Pastor”, the cessation of the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, and the false teaching that the nation of Israel is still the “chosen people” of God today (Zionism), among many other false teachings.

Most pastors and Christians today continue these false teachings, and continue to promote “Nationalism”, whether it be Israel, or the United States, as a superior people to all other nations.

In the Bible, this is called “Idolatry.” See:

Nationalism and the Ten Commandments – Patriotism or Idolatry? “Liberty” or Slavery?

The concept of “freedom” or “liberty” in the United States today is a demonic one, and I believe that “Lady Liberty,” or “Columbia” is the head demon over the United States of America, previously known in ancient times and in the Bible as “Ashtoreth”. See:

Is the Spirit of Columbia the Head Demon Over the United States? Is this Demon Referenced in Biblical Prophecy?

This is the evil spirit that has cast a spell on most Americans to believe in this false definition of “freedom,” which is then used to justify wars against other nations to make them “free” just like we are.

True Freedom is ONLY Found in Jesus Christ

The teachings of the Bible totally contradict this false, demonic teaching of “freedom” that most Americans hold as true.

First, the Bible clearly teaches that world political structures and geopolitical “nations” are all part of Satan’s domain.

In the original Greek language that the New Testament was written in, the term used is “kosmos“, usually translated into English as “world”.

We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ.

He is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:19-21)

We know that Satan controls this kosmos (world) we live in, because he offered it to Jesus Christ when Jesus walked in this world in the flesh.

Jesus refused his offer, because he knew it was idolatry.

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory.

And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”

Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” (Matthew 4:8-10)

Jesus also told his disciples that if they truly followed him, then this Satanic world would hate them, just as it hates him.

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:18-19)

Notice how Jesus used the word kosmos – world six times in these two sentences, clearly explaining that he and his followers do not belong in the world, because it hates us, and that includes the United States of America.

I am sorry to break this news to you if you are hearing this for the first time my fellow Americans, but every time you wave your American flag and pledge your allegiance to that flag and the United States of America, you are committing idolatry, and actually serving Satan, and his head demon over the U.S., Lady Liberty.

If you want to understand what true “freedom” is, then forget about the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution of the United States as a source that defines “freedom”, and turn to the Bible instead and read how the Bible defines freedom.

Here are some examples.

The false freedom that actually enslaves:

They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved. (2 Peter 2:19)

Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for you. (Galatians 2:4-5)

True freedom is only found in Jesus Christ, the ONLY one who can offer “justice and freedom for all.”

But their minds were hardened. For to this day, when they read the old covenant, that same veil remains unlifted, because only through Christ is it taken away.

Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.

For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. (2 Corinthians 3:14-18)

One of the most misquoted verses in the Bible is: “The truth will set you free,” because only Jesus, who IS the truth, can set anyone free.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

So here is the entire context of the phrase “The truth will set you free.” It is in the context of Jesus explaining why some of the Jews of his day served Satan, and that only the Jews who believed in him knew the “truth”.

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?”

Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.” (John 8:31-38)

For those of us who are truly free in Christ, every day is Independence Day!


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