A Biblical View of America's Issues
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Free Speech


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Biblical View


The Bible is full of admonitions for us to watch our words. We read things like 'death and life are in the power of the tongue' (Proverbs 18:21) and that we should let no corrupt words proceed out of our mouth, but only that which gives grace to the hearers.'

(Ephesians 4:29). So we watch what we say not just to be "nice" but because there is power in our words to set things into motion. However, each one of us is accountable to God for our words, not to a government. He is the One who will judge rightly. (Matthew 12:36). God has given us the ability to speak of our own free will, and the rights that God gives to mankind should not be taken away by a government. In America, our founders realized this and wrote the first amendment which gives us the right to free speech, not the right to not be offended by the speech of others.


The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."



Website: The First Amendment Center



Video: Does Free Speech Offend You?

by Prager University


The Least Free Place in America
by Prager University

Question: Which American institution--one that prides itself on being open, democratic, and diverse--punishes its members severely for offering unpopular opinions, while it offers them a very narrow, limited worldview? Answer: Universities.


Video: Sticks and Stones

by Prager University

Remember the old saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me?" Do we need to return to those kinds of sayings to get rid of hyper-sensitivity in our young people?


Blog: God's Freedom of Speech Definition

by Rose Murdock

Related Topic


Our constitution protects our right to free speech. But what about the right to privacy? Not just privacy from the federal government, but from companies. Should there be more disclosure when we purchase items, download apps, or visit places, where our discussions or actions are tracked or monitored?


Privacy Act of 1974

United States Department of Justice

Right to Privacy
by Tim Sharp



All Scripture is taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise noted.

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