The founders of America’s system of government acknowledged something has to actively restrain man’s fallen nature if the liberties of the responsible would remain his birthright. They created a government that necessitated a robust church and faith present in the society. If faith fell, civil liberties would collapse with it. While societal restraints are crumbling all around us, we are seeking to be a community of intentional restraint. As the church, we must recognize that repentance is the foundation of civil liberty because it deals with the source of the problem—creating a community of unapologetic restraint on the baser nature so that we may enjoy the liberties of the sons of God.