Sunday, 6 September 2015

True liberty vs false liberty

 Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. Happy is he that condemneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin (Romans 14:22-23).

Many people in the modern Church tend to think that liberty in Christ means to do whatever the Bible does not explicitly condemn as sin. What a flawed understanding! Absolutely anything that is not done to please God is sin. True liberty is not the ability to do whatever is not wrong, or evil, but the ability to do what is truly right in the sight of God. False liberty is the "right" to do whatever one whats, to please oneself. This is not true liberty, but bondage to sin.