"Are you free, My people in America?
"You prize your freedom above all things;
you sing of it, praise it,
fight for it and die for it.
"You fear above all things the loss of your freedom;
you suspect and accuse one another of conspiring to take it,
and you store up weapons to prepare to defend it by force.
"My people, you have traded the liberty for which Christ set you free
for your own sovereignty and earthly freedom instead.
You have become slaves—
held in bondage to your desire for earthly freedom,
and to the constant insecurity of it being taken away from you.
"Leave your chains, My people!
Choose My freedom!
Only the Son can set you truly free!"
See also: Fear of Slavery (a dream)
Art link: "Slave to Desire"