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Faith and Freedom

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1


FAITH
We are saved from God's judgement and penalty for sin by God's gracious gift to us. We receive salvation by faith--trusting in him--not in anything else. Becoming a christian is in no way based on our initiative, wise choice, or good character. We can be right with God only by believing in him.

Your acceptance with God comes by believing in Christ alone. You must never add to or twist this truth. We are saved by faith, not by the good that we do, Have you placed your whole trust and confidence in Christ? He alone can forgive you and bring you into a relationship with God.

FREEDOM
Galatians is our charter of Christian freedom. We are not under the jurisdiction of Jewish laws and traditions, nor under the authority of Jerusalem. Faith in Christ brings true freedom from sin and from the futile attempt to be right with God by keeping the law.

We are free in Christ, and yet freedom is a priviledge. We are not free to disobey Christ or practice immorality, but we are free to serve the risen Christ. Let us use our freedom to love and to serve, not to do wrong.

{this was taken from my NKJV Life Application Study Bible}

These are some things I read this morning while starting a new study in Galatians with our Adult Community (AC) 3 Strands, at church (southern gables). Just some interesting themes of Galatians.
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