Don’t Be A Slave Again

Galatians 5:1 – It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Paul has been discussing the difference of living under law and grace.

Law (and its enforcement officers in religion) aim to hold people under thumb, forcing them to all sorts of doctrinal and lifestyle conformity. It’s power base is control, manipulation, and fear.

When we realize we are under grace, not law, then we discover the marvelous truth that we have been set free from that crap. We are not subjected any longer to codes of conduct or documents of dogmas, and doctrines. Rather we live in and from Christ Jesus, the Spirit, and the life of the Father.

So, when we have this freedom…the last thing we should do is allow ourselves to be placed under the thumb of some overly religious, extremely judgmental, and overtly legalistic control agent of religion…be he/she a pope, priest, pastor, or some peon in a facebook group who feels it is his duty to verbally beat you into submission.

Do let yourself fall victim to that type of thing.

If you know JESUS – you know TRUTH, and you have been set free (we are taught in John’s gospel, reference many, but 8:32 is my particular reference here). If you don’t know the truth, you are stuck in a lie. If truth sets you free, then lies make you a slave.

Don’t be a slave.

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