Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31, 32
Jesus is speaking to a group of people who thought they were free. They believed that because they were the sons of Abraham, they enjoyed spiritual freedom.
Did you know that it is possible to be an American, and still not be free? Did you know that it is possible for a person to enjoy all the rights guaranteed to the citizens of this nation and for that person to still not be free? Did you know that many Americans are free socially, but bound spiritually? A person can be locked away in a prison and still be free in Jesus. A person can live in an atheistic, godless society and still be free in Jesus. Jesus Christ has the power to give us true freedom!
The freedom Jesus gives us is so complete that it blots out our past and makes us absolutely and eternally free in Him. Thank God for the freedom we can enjoy in Jesus Christ!
In Jesus Christ, the bondage of sin is forever broken; the flames of Hell are quenched; and the fierceness of divine wrath is relieved. In Jesus Christ, there is life, freedom and the pursuit of godliness. “The truth will set you free,” but first it may make you miserable!