Freedom is a beautiful concept. There are so many things in this world that can enslave our thoughts and even our very soul. Exodus through Judges to the Exile and return in the prophets plus Ezra and Nehemiah we see how God is a God of liberation. We see the same thing in the New Testament in Jesus and the Kingdom Gospel. Jesus comes to deliver us from all who oppress us and release us from the power of sin and death along with the principalities and power who bind us up.
Freedom is a glorious thing.
Freedom can also be abused. We are “Free in Christ” not “Free from Christ.” Free in Christ is recognizing the liberation Jesus brings us to live a kingdom life. Free from Christ would mean free from his kingdom rule and reign and the expectations of life that kingdom.
I look forward to discussing these things further in how we find the biblical place of freedom without taking it to a place that is harmful to us – complete libertinism.