Loose the Chains

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“Loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of bondage. Set free the oppressed and break every yoke.” ~Isaiah 58:6

Our freedom will never be complete

until all people are free!

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27 Responses to Loose the Chains

  1. Amen, bro. Double Amen.
    Regards,
    Vern

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  2. Ana Daksina says:

    You’re a Voice, Mitch. 👌

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Amen.

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  4. Right on, Mitch. Everyone matters if anyone matters at all.

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  5. I would have guessed author of quote from William Lloyd Garrison or Frederick Douglass

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  6. As they used to say back in the sixties. Right On!

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  7. rwfrohlich says:

    And we will never be truly free until Jesus returns. ‘Til then, we have to work for justice and freedom for all.

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  8. Maren says:

    Because of such words, the Christmas song “O Holy Night,” written by a communist, was banned from so many churches.

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    • mitchteemley says:

      OK, we’re intrigued, Maren. Care to explain?

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      • Maren says:

        Placide Cappeau french poet and wine maker wrote the words to O Holy Night (or Cantique de Noel) while on a train to Paris for a business trip. His local priest had asked (1847) The priest suggested Cappeau take his poem to Adolphe Adam, a composer well-known at the time for his ballet Giselle, to write the music.
        When it was later discovered that Cappeau was an atheist with strong anticlerical views, intensely opposed to American slavery (see third verse), and a strong supporter of early communism the song was banned by church leaders. The ban was allegedly alleviated after an incident during the Franco-Prussian war, where a French soldier jumped from the trenches as they were being attacked by the Germans and started to sing the song. The Germans were moved by this action, and in return sang a hymn by Martin Luther, before a truce was declared. The atheism and communism have repeatedly turned some Christian leaders against the song.

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      • mitchteemley says:

        Interesting, Maren. I’ve never heard anything about this before, and even now can’t find anything about it. I wonder why Cappeau, if he was an anticlerical atheist, would write lyrics of devout faith, and at the suggestion of a cleric. I gather sentiment against him must have blown over long ago.

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      • Maren says:

        I think that it was before people stopped sining “Silent Night” (called the German carol) during World War 2. A good resource is “Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas” by Ace Collins. You get his opinions which are more evangelical than mine but his scholarship is strong.

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  9. revruss1220 says:

    AMEN.
    Also, a very fitting image to go along with the Bible quote.

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  10. Ann Coleman says:

    That’s the truth!

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