Friday, July 10, 2015

Freedom From vs. Freedom To

Often in life we see the concept of freedom. We feel that freedom is intrinsically good. And of course we are right. Freedom is a great intrinsic good.

But too often freedom is thought of as "freedom from" something. Freedom from regulation, freedom from rules, freedom to do whatever we please. And while these things may be fine at times "freedom from" is never a fully Christian view of freedom.

Christian freedom needs to have a sense of "freedom to" do something. Freedom to follow God. Freedom to do good. Finding true freedom in obeying the law.

True freedom is freedom to become who God intend us to be. Freedom from something lacks the compete fullness of a robust sense of freedom.
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