Message of the Week: God's Plan Includes Ways to Avoid Prisons of Self
June 23, 2012 - The famous quote, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” (John 8:32) is often interpreted to mean that a body of truth, or human knowledge, will set us free. In her Tennessean article, Betty Hassler, author of When Christ Sets You Free, contends that it is Himself that Jesus describes as the truth that sets us free.
"A chief objection to Christianity is this paradox: individual freedom leads to slavery, yet slavery to Christ leads to freedom, "says Hassler. She continues, “All believers, in fact, make up a community of slaves bought by Christ’s blood and now committed to pleasing their Master.”
Using examples from the Bible and her own life, Hassler explains how this relationship works and why. Her article was adapted from her second book, When Christ Sets You Free - a fictional story of a doctor convicted of felony who finds freedom in God.
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||About the book:
Christ sets us free, yet we are slaves of Christ. This spiritual paradox sounds contradictory. Can a freed person be a slave? Can a slave be free? Is this religious mumbo-jumbo? People have only two choices: we can be in bondage to self, sin, and the law, or we can serve Christ, who conquered self and sin and fulfilled the law. This understanding will help Christians deal with liberty in Christ as freedom to serve. The book interweaves the fictional story of a doctor convicted of a felony, imprisoned, and then transferred to a halfway house. Parker Sloan Hamilton learns what it means to be free in Christ and helps the reader explore the possibilities as well.
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