In another thread, Brother Lagardo used the term God-given which I questioned. He replied that a slip of the key shift cause the word "God" to be printed in upper case G instead of the lower-case "g" it should have been. Nevertheless, I did a google of the term and found it in this WEBSITE specifically in this LINK. The idea bring expounded on in those links is that our freedoms are God-given, from the Creator God Himself,as opposed to god-given which is what Lagardo indicates he was trying to say. Now, I don't know whether this thread belongs here in this forum, or whether it should go to the Other Christians forums, or to the History forums, so I leave that to the moderators to decide. Are the rights to pursuit of happiness, life, liberty, and such as well as the right to freedom from fear, hunger, and such indeed God-given, as this country's forefathers imply, and which we all grew up believing them to be ? Are there direct Scriptural basis and quotes from God's own mouth Himself, written down for our learning and instruction, that indeed guarantees these rights came from Him ? Please. No implied truths. Direct quotes and examples from Scripture only. Thank you for your inputs.