The American Independence was based on freedom and founded on the principles of the Bible.
Our founding fathers believed in the ideal of freedom and risked everything.
America honored God of the Bible in all their social and political life when it was founded.
As America stands for freedom and enjoys freedom, a believer enjoys spiritual freedom in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible says every person born to a woman is a sinner by birth.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
So every person’s soul or heart is a slave to sin and live in the bondage of sin always.
Sin has corrupted the mind, crippled the body and condemned the soul into hell.
Only through Lord Jesus Christ a person can be freed from the bondage of sin.
Outside of Christ’s redemptive grace there is no freedom from sin to any person.
Verse 24 “and are justified freely by HIS grace through redemption that came by Christ Jesus”
In 1 Peter 3:18 Peter says, For Christ died for sins once for all”
We were sinners but we have received freedom from sin through our Lord.
Not only Our Lord Jesus freed us from bondage of sin but also paid the penalty for sin.
The penalty for sin is death.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus ourLord.
We understand freedom in this nation because we live in it.
Now we understand Christian freedom because it's a biblical truth.
We have seen that our political freedom can be abused, so also our spiritual freedom.
Today we are living in a time and witnessing how Christian freedom is being abused.
In his letter to Galatians, Paul talks about Christian freedom.
He says a Christian is not burdened with anymore shackles of religious rituals and practices like circumcision under Mosaic Law.
A Christian is freed from such yoke of burden from religious rituals.
Apostle Paul also reminds that the ‘flesh’ can imprison the soul with unspiritual things.
In Galatians 5:19-21 Paul says, “19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions
21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.”
He warns us not to gratify the flesh but walk by the Holy Spirit.
He also cautions us to be careful not to abuse our Christian freedom.
Our freedom should enable the fellow Christian or non-Christian but not to draw them away from.
Only a believer in the Lord Jesus enjoys true spiritual freedom.