Too little and yet at the same time too much. Too little of the true freedom of speech because there is too little of the fear of the Lord to be found in the world today. And too much of the wrong kind of freedom of speech exactly for the same reason.
His name was Zacharias. And he had a wonderful message to deliver. He knew something that no other man on earth knew. He had the “news scoop” of the day. He had knowledge of that for which man had waited throughout the ages. To him had been revealed that which should be cried out from the housetops. Yet he was unable to utter one word, one syllable of it!
It is claimed that we have freedom of speech because this is a Christian nation. Some dare even go so far as to say that it is one of the fruits of the cross of Christ, one of the many things that we may enjoy because of His cross.
One of the things that will characterize the last days, according to the prophecy of Daniel is that “many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased,”Daniel 12:4b.
The improper use of freedom of speech, which is afforded us in this land of ours, places upon those who speak the truth the solemn obligation and calling to speak it boldly and repeatedly. When speech is multiplied to undermine the faith of God’s people, the efforts to counteract this spread of the lie must also be doubled and trebled. In His fear we may not be silent.