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Love & Liberty

True freedom

I was compelled to focus again in the book of Galatians and particularly on chapter five. As I meditated upon my journey through this book again I was drawn to this reality—we are truly free in Christ Jesus. I was moved by this question that was asked of William Lane Craig on his website—“Why didn’t God create only those who He knew would believe in Him?” The motivation for this question was twofold, first, He knows the future, and second, since He does, couldn’t He have avoided evil this way? However this misunderstands the most significant aspect of true freedom.

Scripture declares that God is love (1John 4:8, 16) and love is the greatest aspect about God (1 Corinthians 13). Therefore it is critical that we understand this love, for it is not the love the world knows and follows. The apostle John clearly states this: “Don’t love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you cannot love the Father. Our foolish pride comes from this world, and so do our selfish desires and our desire to have everything we see. None of this comes from the Father. The wor [...]