The Unwanted Freedom
Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall
Romans 620 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from
This is a classic definition of lostness. The only freedom unbelievers have is freedom from righteousness. They give God no mastery over their life. Slaves to sin, they feel no obligation toward righteousness, and no need to discern or do Gods will.
This freedom is not a liberty given by God, but one stolen through our rebellion. It is the throwing off of any allegiance to the will of God. A lost person is in rebellion against God, because the Lord is not being allowed His rightful throne.
An unbelievers life affronts God. However good or moral lost people appear, always remember they are rejecting Christ and his crucifixion.
They refuse any notion they must lean on God for salvation. They simply live by their own standards, acknowledging no need of a Savior, and recognizing no obligation to conform their life to the image of Christ. Lost people can have enough goodness to impress others, but never enough to satisfy God.
This displeasure of God explains why nothing is more terrible than freedom from righteousness. To be outside the domain of righteousness means to be outside the grace of God, and nothing is more appalling than that.
Who wants a freedom that allows us to be separated from God forever