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Freedom

Also called: Choice, Exodus, Independence, Liberation, Liberty
The state of liberty that results from not being oppressed or in bondage.

Top Bible Verses about Freedom

Exodus 20:2

“I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. Read Exodus 20:2
Isaiah 58:6

Isaiah 58:6

Is this not the fast I choose: to release the bonds of injustice, to untie the ropes of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and tear every yoke to pieces? Read Isaiah 58:6
John 8:32

John 8:32–36

and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They replied to him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have not been enslaved to anyone at any time. How do you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus replied to them, “Truly, truly I say to you, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin. And the slave does not remain in the household forever; the son remains forever. So if the son sets you free, you will be truly free. Read John 8:32–36
1 Corinthians 7:22

1 Corinthians 7:22

For the one who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedperson. Likewise the one who is called while free is a slave of Christ. Read 1 Corinthians 7:22
2 Corinthians 3:17

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Read 2 Corinthians 3:17
Galatians 5:1

Galatians 5:1

For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Read Galatians 5:1
1 Peter 2:16

1 Peter 2:16

Live as free persons, and not using your freedom as a covering for evil, but as slaves of God. Read 1 Peter 2:16

Famous Christian Quotes About Freedom, Choice, Exodus, Independence, Liberation, Liberty

The Saints Are Free; Others Are Slaves to Sin

The saints are at their liberty, although they be never so narrowly looked to and shut up in custody. They are victors and vanquishers, howsoever they are bound and oppressed; finally, they enjoy most exquisite pleasures even when they are vexed with most infinite evils. I know that the children of this world mock and scoff at these pleasures and liberty of the faithful believers, as though they were mere dreams and fantasies of very fools and asses; but God soundly pays them home for their scoffs and mockery, not in the world to come only, but also in this present life, while they themselves, like miserable caitiffs, being in extreme captivity, notwithstanding even in that slavery think themselves at liberty and in most absolute felicity. For they serve a filthy service in detestable slavery, making themselves slaves to abominable whoredom, to beastly mad drunkenness, to the wicked mammon, and to other most vile pleasures, wherein they die and rot with endless shame and infamy.

Heinrich Bullinger

Grace and Freedom Work Together

What has been begun by grace alone is in such fashion performed by grace and by free choice, that in cooperation, not separately; at one and the same time, not by turns; the result is wrought by both of them. It is not that grace does part and free choice does part, but each does the entire work by its individual energy. Free choice, in truth, does the entire work, and so also does grace, but, even as the whole is done in the former (by cooperation), so the whole is done of the latter (by origination).

Bernard of Clairvaux

“Lay Aside Your Old Nature”

Die to the world, repudiating the madness that is in it. Live to God, and by apprehending Him lay aside your old nature. We were not created to die, but we die by our own fault. Our free will has destroyed us; we who were free have become slaves; we have been sold through sin. Nothing evil has been created by God; we ourselves have manifested wickedness; but we, who have manifested it, are able again to reject it.

Tatian
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