Truth and Freedom

by admin ~ June 21st, 2010. Filed under: Brandenburg.

What is real freedom?  I ask that question, taking into consideration what Jesus said in John 8:32: “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  Get that  He said that the truth shall make you free.  I emphasize this because people don’t relate the truth to freedom.  People think that they are free when they do what they want to do, which is self-deceit, believing a lie.  We are going to sin when we do what we want.  We think we’re free because we’re getting what we want, but what we want is actually what is enslaving us.  We can’t do what we ought without the truth.  Scripture, which is the truth, liberates from Satan’s bondage of falsehood (1 Jn 5:18), condemnation (Rom 8:1), judgment (John 3:18), spiritual ignorance (John 8:12), spiritual death (John 8:51), and most important, sin (Rom 6:18, 21).  You can do what the Lord wants you to do, which is what you were created to do, when you receive the truth.  The truth brings saving faith without which it is impossible to please God.  So without the truth, we are mired in a life that can’t be a genuine success.  The freedom that the world offers really is a freedom to run down a dead-end road.  It is the freedom to swim around in a net that is slowly (and sometime very quickly) tightening around us.  It might seem like our choice, but it isn’t.  It is the choice of the world, the flesh, and the devil.

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