Can Christians Be in Bondage?

My answer is YES!

I just finished a study called Living Free breaking the cycle of defeat by James Robison and Robert Morris.  I highly recommend EVERY Christian go through this bible study.

For today’s purposes I invite you to take a look at John 8:31-34

Who is talking to who in v. 31?

My answer:  Jesus is talking to the Jews that believed Him.  

Would you agree those are the first Christians?

My answer:  Yes

Who are His disciples?

My answer: Those who hold fast to His word and live in accordance to His teachings.

Are you a disciple?

I will let you answer that

How do you know the truth?

My answer:  You stick to, bind yourself to, adhere to His word and live in accordance to His teachings

Notice verse 33.  The early Christians said, “We have never been in bondage to anyone!”

Interesting statement considering they were Jews, who believed Him.  They had been in bondage to everyone.  Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and the Romans when they said this.

Look at verse 34.  Who else is in bondage?

“I assure you.”  Talking to those who believed Him. “I most solemnly tell you.”  Again talking to those who believed Him.  “Whoever commits and practices sin is a slave of sin.” 

Who commits sin?
Everyone.  Remember, “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” 

So how do we get free? Read verse 36.  

My answer:  We get free by asking Jesus to save us.  We get free daily by walking with Him and resisting temptation that leads to sin.  If we fail to resist, and fail to repent, as Christians we are again in bondage to our sin.  We must confess our sins agreeing we are sinners, and then ask the Savior to again set us free.  

What are your thoughts about Christians being in bondage?
Beloved, It’s your turn.  Leave a comment with your answer. <3 Mindy