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Independence Day and the True Independence - July 3, 2016

posted Sep 27, 2015, 5:47 PM by SaintRaphael WebAdmin   [ updated Jul 12, 2016, 11:33 AM ]
On July 3, we marked the Second Sunday after Pentecost. This was also the Independence Day weekend. 

We certainly enjoy the blessings of freedom, and ought to remember the huge sacrifices made by the people who led the nation to independence. 

But, as nice as it is, earthly freedom is eclipsed by heavenly freedom, as noted in John chapter 8

The Jews were seemingly always in captivity: God gave them a covenant, and their disobedience put them into captivity several times, including the Babylonian and Assyrian captivity.

Christ takes away the root causes of captivity to sin: if the Son makes you free, you shall be free.

This establishes us as sons and daughters of God, who will permanently belong in His household, as contrasted with those who are slaves to sin, who are like servants, in that they are not there permanently.

May the Lord our God grant us freedom from all worldly passions!


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