Is Freedom Dangerous? by Ed Elliot

Is Freedom Dangerous?
The gospel brings people true freedom that can only be found in Christ.  Religious people struggle to grasp a freedom that brings us liberty.  Often religion sees freedom as a dangerous thing that leads believers into sin.  How many times have you heard someone claim that “Grace is a license to sin?”  These people are clueless about the power of grace in operation.  It does not encourage sin or suggest it is okay to sin for any reason.  The force of grace working in our hearts teaches us to say no to sin and resist it!
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world” (Titus 2:11-12).
God’s race working in our lives reminds us that we are dead to sin, free from its bondage, and no longer its servants.  Rather, we are servants of righteousness.  Our freedom exists in His righteousness, which is our new identity.
“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin” (Romans 6:6).
                                                Ed Elliot

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