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
A “freedom fighter” is someone who fights to overthrow a government or authority perceived to be oppressive. There have been freedom fighters all over the world. Those who participated in the American Revolution in the eighteenth century could be called freedom fighters. They sought to throw off what they considered an oppressive yoke of burdensome taxation and subjugation without representation.
The apostle Paul can be considered a freedom fighter as well. When he began spreading the Gospel of grace through Jesus Christ apart from the law, some Jewish believers attempted to impose the yoke of the law on Paul’s Gospel. His response? “To whom we did not yield submission even for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue” (Galatians 2:5). Paul took the Galatian Christians to task for replacing freedom in Christ with an obligation to the requirements of the law. Once Paul tasted true spiritual freedom, he never looked back.
If you have found freedom in Christ, “you shall be free indeed” (John 8:36). Join Paul as a spiritual fighter for the Gospel of freedom!
Liberty has brought us the freedom to be a slave of righteousness. Charles Ryrie