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Liberty in the Bible

Christian liberty is found in the Bible in several concepts. In some passages, liberty for the Christian means that he or she has been freed from the penalty of sin by faith in Jesus Christ (John 8:31-36; Romans 6:23). Other times, Christian liberty refers to being freed from the power... Read more →

Gospel Liberty

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He hath anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” (Luke... Read more →

License, Legalism, and Liberty 

When you preach the gospel of grace in Christ Jesus, there is always a risk that people who do not fully grasp it will think you are preaching license. Why? Because the grace of God results in liberty. And to some, this “looks” or “sounds” like license.  Of course, liberty... Read more →

Totally Clean

A friend was updating me on his past year—a year in which he had been receiving ongoing medical treatment for cancer. The smile on his face was a powerful testimony to the good news he had just received. He said that at his one-year checkup the doctor announced that the... Read more →

Liberty and Lordship

“Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8). In other words, you are light in Christ. Now live that way! The “gospel” of license, the “gospel” of legalism, and Paul’s gospel represent three very different postures when it comes... Read more →

Clean = Godly?

“The voice spake unto [Peter] … What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common” (Acts 10:15). Is cleanliness considered to be next to godliness? It certainly was in the minds of many Jews, not only in Peter’s day, but through much of Israel’s history. The difference between that which... Read more →

Three Dogs 

Dr. A. T. Schofield used to point out that there were three sorts of dogs in his city. The wild dog that roamed the streets at will, stole meals from garbage cans, and often came to an inglorious end in the lethal chamber of the humane society; the chained dog,... Read more →

A Clean Way

“Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to Thy word” (Psalm 119:9) On the day of our conversion, we are cleansed from all our sins. This washing never needs to be repeated: it is “once for all” (Hebrews 10:10). But between the day of... Read more →

Free Indeed

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). A man on death row might be free without knowing it; a pardon may have been issued, but the news has not yet reached his ears. All the while, the prisoner is wringing his hands,... Read more →

Cleansing & Holiness

“Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1). Holiness is more than cleansing, though cleansing must come first. This is taught in more than one passage of the New Testament. “Christ also loved the church, and gave... Read more →

Freedom to Choose

The Christian has freedom to make decisions about matters that are not revealed in Scripture without fear of sinning against God. In Genesis, before the Fall, Adam was given freedom to name the animals, however he saw fit (Genesis 2:19). Regarding his food, God told Adam, “Of every tree of... Read more →

Cleansing Each Other

“He poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel” (John 13:5). This is what is meant by Jesus taking upon Himself the form of a servant (Philippians 2:7). Christ did not wash His disciples’s feet for show or pretense,... Read more →

Limited by Love

Please read Romans chapter 14. Have you ever used the right thing in the wrong way? Think of perfume or cologne. If you use it in the right way, a small amount actually makes you somewhat appealing to most people. But use it in the wrong way—use too much—and you... Read more →

Unclean Lips

“Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips” (Isaiah 6:5). The gleaming beauty of God’s holiness was like a mirror held up before the prophet Isaiah. He saw his own filth and need. Notice, it is his lips which he especially perceives as... Read more →

Liberty to Let it Alone

Some years ago when I was preaching in Detroit, I met a former Muslim from India who had been brought to know the Lord Jesus Christ. When I was chatting with this brother, Mr. Ali by name, a young girl came by passing out sandwiches. She said, “Won’t you have... Read more →

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