Trading Liberty for Security (Plain Bible Teaching)

Plain Bible Teaching: The First Ten Years

The following is an excerpt from the book, Plain Bible Teaching: The First Ten Years.

Unfortunately, despite the “free gift of God [of] eternal life” (Romans 6:23) and the “surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus” and attaining to “the resurrection from the dead” (Philippians 3:8, 11), many are willing to trade the liberty in Christ for the temporary security found in the approval of men. But one who has the goal of pleasing men cannot also please God (Galatians 1:10). Furthermore, in forfeiting the freedom from sin that Christ offers, one becomes enslaved to sin (John 8:34; Romans 6:16).

Therefore, the liberty that one has in Christ – freedom from sin and freedom from the punishment for sin – is lost. However, the security that one hopes to gain when he trades away his liberty in Christ is only temporary. This security, rooted in the approval of men, can quickly be lost as man often deals treacherously with one another (Jeremiah 9:4-5; 2 Timothy 3:4). But even if the world does not turn its approval away, any security that might be found in this life will be gone when God finally brings this world to an end (2 Peter 3:10).

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