What is a God given right exactly?

United States
April 18, 2007 12:00pm CST
How does it differ from other rights?
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I know that's a tough one because it would depend on your point of view. I think a God given right is one that is necessary to live and be free. For example, I think it's a God given right to breathe, eat, and move around. But, I don't really know if that's a good answer. Other people consider God given rights to be what is written in the U.S. constitution such as Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. So, to be honest, I don't think I have a really good answer. I hope that other people responding later on will be of more help.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I really appreciate you trying, but I believe your on the right path though. I think your correct in saying I might get a better response later. I am actually a night person, trying to post my questions for the day people this week. And see if I can get quality answers.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 07
God has given us wisdom and free will to choose what we want to do. However, God commands us to obey human authorities, such as our government which enact laws to be followed by its constituents. God has given us the chance to be saved which the government cannot interfer at all. It's up to each one of us to choose - obey God in order to be saved or not. The human authorities can never say to anybody do this or that in order to be saved. As human beings, we have human rights which are internationally recognized but sometimes they are violated. In the Old Testament, there are birthrights of the firstborn like Esau, but he did not treasure his birthrights and sold it to Jacob so God hated Esau. In our time, we do no longer have birthrights as that of Esau.
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• Philippines
20 Apr 07
God has given us the authority to rule over all His creation and it is our right to protect them, and therefore, also our obligation. In fact, all things that other people or the government have given us were given to us first by God. The difference is that what rights we acquire from human beings are limited compared to the rights given by God.
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I have no clue really. Maybe it is the right that God gives you that no man can give you somehow, I guess.