Freedom: probably the most misunderstood word in the English language. What, exactly, is “freedom” — true freedom — and how do we know?
One dictionary defines freedom as:
1 : the quality or state of being free: as
a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another : independence
c : the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous
d : ease, facility
e : the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken
f : improper familiarity
g : boldness of conception or execution h : unrestricted use
2 a : a political right
b : franchise, privilege
When our Founding Fathers set out to break America away from the rule of King George III, they sent emissaries to speak to the king and, like Pharaoh of Moses’ time, the king refused to listen. The Declaration of Independence soon followed talk and the resulting war made America free. So now we’re “free”. But what, exactly, is “freedom”?
In the Bible, the Israelites were set free via the works of God and His miracles against Egypt.
The Bible tells us that “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.”
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
“So if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.”
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