[sydneyanglicans.net] 11 July 2009--Christian freedom is the freedom to be a servant of others. (Galatians 5:13). The freedom that is “Christian” is the freedom that enables me to do what I don’t like.
The freedom that allows me to do whatever I want is not Christian freedom - it is license and sometimes licentiousness.
True Christian freedom allows me to do things that are foreign and strange to me so that I may be able to love others and serve them with the Gospel.
When, in the name of Christian liberty, I am free to do what I wanted to do anyway, a deep suspicion enters my mind. It is not that God wants to deny me any pleasure but that I know my motives are corrupted by sin.