2 Corinthians 3:17
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty.
Each of the Seven Principles of Liberty are built on the one before and are rooted in God and His Word.
1. God’s Principle of Individuality
Doctrinal Application: Our God is Himself an Individual who made us in His image for a providential purpose.
Personal Application: My unique individuality has a purposeful destiny that can only be fulfilled through Christ’s redemption.
2. The Principle of Christian Self-Government
Doctrinal Application: Knowing God through Christ teaches me to obey Him and enjoy liberty with law.
Personal Application: I am only properly self-governed when governed by Christ.
3, The Principle of Christian Character
Doctrinal Application: As my character is forged by Christ, I reach my fullest expression and enjoy harmony with others.
Personal Application: My character predicts the success and happiness of fulfilling my destiny.
4. Conscience is the Most Sacred Property
Doctrinal Application: Righteous law protects life and property; consent is the title to conscience.
Personal Application: My stewardship of property, both internal and external, has consequences.
5. The Christian Form of Our Government
Doctrinal Application: The form of government proven to best protect life and property is a Christian constitutional federal republic.
Personal Application: As I learn to think governmentally, I can balance the three powers of government to avert the tyranny of self in my personal conduct.
6. Planting the Seed of Local Self-Government
Doctrinal Application: Education is the cause to effect multi-generational maintenance of a Christian republic.
Personal Application: I continually sow seeds in my thought, speech and action; consequently I continually reap the results.
7. American Political Union
Doctrinal Application: The internal gives rise to the external.
Personal Application: Internal unity spawns external union.