Saturday, June 26, 2010
Interestingly, we come to a passage this Sunday that talks about freedom. It seems like when I talk about freedom everyone immediately refers to the freedom we have here in the United States. In Galatians 5.1 the Apostle Paul says: "For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." In one essence we are free in the United States to do certain things ----- like the freedom of religion and the freedom to bear arms. But in another sense we are not free to do other things ----- like break the speed limit and not pay our taxes. Therefore, our freedom is contingent on our obedience to laws that the government prescribes upon us. In Galatians it sounds like our freedom is caught up in the person of Jesus Christ. He is the one who makes us free ----- not a particular law. Do you think it is possible to still be free ------ even if the particular nation you are in prohibits certain of your "freedoms"?