People may claim that freedom is being able to do what one wants, however, history demonstrates that the unrestrained pursuit of satisfying our desires leads to a slavery which often produces a completely destructive lifestyle. True freedom is the ability to say “no” to a strong desire when one recognizes that the satiation of the desire will result badly.
Jesus said once that if we hold to his teachings, we will know the truth and the truth will set us free. Popular culture scoffs at the idea of Christian freedom by portraying followers of Christ as uptight, repressed hypocrites who run around trying to make sure that no one else is having any fun because they themselves don’t want to miss out.
However, it is difficult to understand what could be repressed about having the ability to love, be joyful, live in peace, show patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and practice self-control on a daily basis. Looking at those qualities makes one want to ask, “Where do I sign up?”
Christian freedom is the exact opposite of self-centered freedom. The first gives us the ability to do what is right from God’s perspective. The second is condemned to choosing what we believe is good for us at the moment, regardless of the long term pain it may cause.
If you’re confused about all the people you know who claim to be free but live addicted to behavior which destroys them, join us for one of our weekend services. Discover the freedom only Jesus Christ can offer!
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