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John 8:32-36 Set free by Christ

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John 8:32-36 Set free by Christ

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free… So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:32-36) 

Some truth preached by Jesus is most unsettling for the Pharisees and teachers of the law because they were unwilling to unlearn from the truth of the Word. They were imprisoming people in “their” laws, suppressing the poor and helpless, they are most unkind, angry, merciless and are always judgmental without judging themselves. They are according to Jesus “Hypocites” who will never agree with any other version of the faith except theirs. They are like Boko Haram, they must enforce the purity of their own version of religion abandoning the faith that saves and produces works of righteousness. They are self centered to the extent that widows, orphans and the poor are held captive by their religiosity instead faith working out Salvation in Christ. Their focus is a standard of righteousness on earth that has no eternal value. These types of person intimidate everybody by a prescription of so called religion that puts everybody in fear and terror of men and not of God.
In Christ however we are set free not to sin but to righteousness in Christ. The righteousness inspired that shows in kindness, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control against such there is no law!
Let us lead people to Jesus Christ, teach the way of faith in love and watch them transform over time. We do not save anybod by any human standard or expectation of laws induced on Scripture!