For many, living under the auspice of the Bible is not only seemingly impossible, but, perhaps, a ridiculous idea.
You know the story, don’t you? A young Christian at college gets invited to a party and says, “I just can’t go.” The organizer says, “Why not?” The Christian responds, “It’s not what I believe or follow.” It’s enough to make some believe that Christianity is too restrictive, rules-minded, and life-altering.
They may say, “Why should I follow something that will limit me?” Of course, the catch for our culture is that freedom is defined as having no restrictions — to shed all authority and discover what works best for you.
Ironically, that is exactly what biblical Christianity is all about – allowing you to discover what’s best for you. Following the risen Christ allows you to really thrive in the purpose God created you for (to glorify His name).
In John 8:31-38, Jesus unpacks two truths that help answer the question, “Is Christianity a jail?”
First, Jesus—God in the flesh—teaches that true, authentic freedom is found only in serving the living God.