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If I have freedom in Christ, can I do whatever I want?

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24

            “Freedom in Christ” means we are free from a number of things—the sacrificial system in the Old Testament, separation from God, the fear of death.  Sin no longer has a hold on us.  Paul called sin “chains” around us.  Jesus unlocked those chains and freed us from sin.

            We are no longer living under the law, following the Old Testament way of life.  We now live under grace.  You are forgiven, free from condemnation.  Does that mean you are free to sin?  Why would you want to?  If you truly understood what Christ did for you, you would not want to sin.  There will still be consequences to your sin like broken relationships or jail time.

            You are freed from sin but that doesn’t you are free to sin.