Sin Tries to Take us Back to Bondage

“Although it’s true that our Savior vanquished all sin on Calvary, we know that we still have to fight to maintain our freedom, because it’s sin’s nature to enslave and entangle our hearts in unbelief, idolatry, and self-love.” -Elyze Fitzpatrick, Comforts from the Cross

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Many Masters

“A man till he be in Christ is a slave; not of one man or of one lord over him, but he hath so many lords as he hath so many lusts.” -Richard Sibbes, Glorious Freedom

 

Wilbourne: How Unlimited Freedom Is a Let Down

“First, Choose Your Own Identity’s accent on unlimited freedom often leads to paralysis.

Second, and closely related to the first, this mindset leads to greater anxiety.

Third, having more choices actually makes us more discontent.

Fourth, the freedom-enthroning narrative of Choose Your Own Identity ends up robbing us of the very freedom it promises.

Fifth, this mindset affects how we view God.”

 

Secularism As Dependent on Christianity

“It is my governing conviction… that much of modernity should be understood not as a grand revolt against the tyranny of faith, not as a movement of human liberation and progress, but as a counterrevolution, a reactionary rejection of a freedom which it no longer understands, but upon which it remains parasitic.” -David Bentley Hart, Atheist Delusions, pg. 108

Once More on True Freedom

“We become free, that is, in something of the same way that (in Michelangelo’s image) the form is ‘liberated’ from the marble by the sculptor. This means we are free not merely because we can choose, but only when we have chosen well. For to choose poorly, through folly or malice, in a way that thwarts our nature and distorts our proper form, is to enslave ourselves to the transitory, the irrational, the purposeless, the (to be precise) subhuman.” -David Bentley Hart