“The Truth Shall Make You Free”–Free from What?

Christ Jesus is the Way, Truth & Life. He alone has the Words of Life! He is Messiah! He is my Lord , Master & Saviour! Because of Him I am able to Live. Thank U Jesus!
In His Service
Ian R Lottering

The Milk of the Word

Our Savior had many things to say about His first doctrine, repentance from sin. He was expounding on repentance in this famous quote of His: “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8: 31-32).

But free from what kind of bondage? Free from stress? Free from debt? No, it was freedom from sin and sinning.

Christ was speaking to those who believed on Him (v. 31). The Pharisees overheard His words. They, of course, were looking after the flesh, thinking that Christ was referring to physical slavery. “We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man,” they indignantly responded. How are you going to make us free? they asked.

And with those words, soaked in that attitude, they revealed who they really were. They were offspring of Abraham, all right, for he was the father of many nations: nations from…

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