Slavery Anyway?

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As African Americans we define freedom in contrast with our idea of slavery. Now since we can go to any store or restaurant we want, stay at whatever hotel we want, live where we want, and vote, we feel free. Why then would we volunteer to be in bondage again?

Clearly if we cannot say what we want, do what we want, party the way we want, and drink as much as we want, then we must not be free. Some people view Christianity from this perspective because they feel that some of their freedoms will be taken away. But, I am here to tell you that Christianity is freedom, not bondage. And freedom has its advantages.

Christianity frees your mind from worrying about things like getting pregnant when you have sex with your boyfriend, or getting caught when you cheat on your test or steal “a small item they won’t miss” from the store.

Your new freedom also gives you things you get to do. You get to speak words of encouragement to others to build others up not tear them down. You get to let go of hate and anger and forgive if for nothing else but to give YOU peace. The Bible says in Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” I challenge you to break free of the chains of sin and enjoy freedom in Christ.

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