The Higher Liberty
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The Higher Liberty
by Gregory HHC, d
Minister of His Holy Church
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Church and State
The people retained their
rights, and the power of the state. A group was called out from
the people to become separate, the Levites. Belonging to God they were to have no personal estate. With a mission and a purpose, they
became the Church in the wilderness,.
The apostles were also called
out to be bond servants of God by the appointment of Christ, to
feed His sheep in faith, hope and charity, under the law of liberty.
They were to be in but not of the world and not like those other
governments who exercised authority.
They were one form of
government who lived and preached Christ. They often did contrary
to the decrees of Caesar because they had another King, one
Jesus. As ambassadors of His government they were able to go
through the gates “of the world” and were recognized by
the governments “of the world” through Pilate’s
decree on the cross.
A new form of Christianity
began. Emperor Constantine became the bishop of bishops. His
church began courting the courts of kings. Men exercising
authority were accepting the privileges offered by those princes
of power they sought to please. Those princes paid well for their
blessings and benedictions. This marriage of Church and state feigned
an appearance of legitimacy and godliness.
After centuries of book and
heretic burnings some survivors began to seek answers as to what
Christ and the early Church had really been doing. At the beginning
of the sixteenth century “Republican churches were formed, and
by their chosen representatives were united into a synod.”
But the temptations endured by
Christ came upon men who had despised the authoritarian Church. They
took pride in their knowledge and private interpretation of the scriptures, and began creating divers doctrines. By the
exercise of a new doctrinal authority the people were divided into
All doctrine of the Church
should be measured against a love of God, who is law, justice,
mercy, and faith, a giver of life and forgiver of sins, and also our
equal love for one another, as Christ loved us.
Do we sacrifice ourselves and
our pride in humility? Are we good Samaritans or a condescending,
sanctimonious religious sect devoid of the charity and forgiveness of
Christ? Are we true benefactors or do we pray to men who call
themselves benefactors but exercise authority one over the other and divided from Christ?
ye love me, keep my commandments.” John 14:15
We should forgive, and not
oppress our neighbor. We should live by charity and not covet our
neighbor’s goods through the power of social democracies or
worse. We should not say “Lord, Lord” in our churches and
then pray to the “fathers” upon the earth.
“We have now shown from the New
Testament that, in the plurality and equality of their chosen
officers, as well as by their constitution, the primitive Christian
churches were republics.”
Men have abandoned the precepts
of liberty in the Church and in the State and chosen to take from
their neighbor, exercise authority but call themselves free when they
love not freedom or its charitable benefaction as much as they love
the benefits of sin.
“... through covetousness shall
they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now
of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.”
2 Peter 2:3
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