Monday, March 7, 2016

"Freedom In Christ”

When we think about freedom, we are thinking about being delivered from something. Webster defines “free” as “not being under the control of another; not as slave or not in prison.”

Let’s think a moment about an opposite example or illustration of being free. As I write this, I can not help but think about the Holocaust that Hitler carried out against Jews and others during World War II. “The flame of evil lit by one man became a Holocaust.” I highly recommend Sean Hannity’s book in which he describes some of the evils of the Holocaust (Deliver Us From Evil (New York: Regan Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2004).

The total opposite of the Holocaust experience is the many freedoms we enjoy today. We complain plenty that we are saddled with restrictions in life by our own choices, our employers, and the government.

The good and great teaching of the Bible is that everyone of us is free to accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord. In fact, the truth of the matter is that unless those who have not accepted Him as their Savior do believe and accept Him as the only way of salvation, they have absolutely no hope of going to heaven when they die. Here are a few references from Scripture that teach this truth: John 3:16; Romans 8:1; 1 John 3:1-2; and Ephesians 2:1.