Religious Liberty

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AUTHOR: NAD Stewardship
PRESENTER: Lincoln Steed

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” 2 Corinthians 3:17 NKJV


There is a vital connection between faith and liberty. To the Christian the presence of the Lord in our lives produces true liberty. This liberty is essential to happiness and to the carrying out of God’s plans on earth.

We hear stories of various countries around the world where there is no tolerance for other religions and those who practice the forbidden faiths are often subject to rejection, ridicule and in some cases death.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has taken the position that people should be free to choose their faith and practice their religious principles without restrictions from the government.

The Adventist church has been active for over 100 years advocating freedom of religion for all people, regardless of faith. In 1893 it founded the International Religious Liberty Association, which is universal and non-sectarian. The Seventh-day Adventist Church State Council serves to protect religious groups from legislation that may affect their religious practices. This is primarily achieved through advocacy.

Appeal: Today’s offering will go to support this important phase of the church’s ministry including support for Liberty Magazine so it might impact thought leaders all over North America.


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Originally prepared for January 28, 2012