Freedom from Religion
Centuries before a revolutionary patriot named Patrick Henry rang forth about freedom, an apostle named Paul wrote these words to the Galatian churches, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (5:1).
The “yoke of slavery” Paul had in mind was a distorted gospel preached to the Galatians by the Judaizers, who embraced Paul’s gospel teaching as long as it required circumcision and strict adherence to the Mosaic law, which it did not (Acts 15:1-5).
Warren Wiersbe writes, “Galatians is a dangerous book. It exposes the most popular substitute for spiritual living that we have in our churches today—legalism.” Are you experiencing freedom from religion?
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