The Root of the Problem: Chapter 6 – Rebellion (Excerpt)

Satan tries to convince us to reject the rule of Christ. He makes his appeal to one’s rebellious and independent spirit, trying to make us believe that the way of Christ is too restrictive and that there is not enough liberty. After all, we should be free to live as we please, right? We certainly are free to live as we please. But this does not mean that we live without a master. If we do not wish to be slaves of Christ, and therefore refuse to submit to Him, we are still not truly free – we are slaves of sin.

“For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness” (Romans 6:20).

When we seek to free ourselves from practicing righteousness in the service of Christ, we make ourselves the slaves of sin. Why do we choose to rebel against Christ rather than rejecting the other master – sin? Christ, through our service to Him, gives us liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17). The path of sin is one of bondage that ultimately leads to death (Romans 6:12-13, 23). (p. 33)

You can read more about our choice between rebellion and submission in The Root of the Problem: Why We Sin & How We Can Overcome. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!