Paul said we have been set free from the slavery of sin, which he explains is not freedom to sin and still go to heaven, the once-saved-always-saved tragedy that is commonly taught in America today. The wages of sin is still death, whether we’ve been born-again or not.
If we walk in righteousness, bearing fruit that remains (John 15), we will inherit the free gift of God, which is eternal life.
The free gift of God only applies when we are truly in Christ Jesus according to what Romans 8 really says.
We have been set free from the slavery of sin to now be in Christ Jesus, which means….
The Devil tries to twist this. We’ll reap what we sow (Galatians 5 and 6).
Let’s be honest.
We can either go along with THE SPIN
that is destroying America
and sending multitudes to Hell,
no way out —
or we can come out from them and be separate,
so we and many others can be FREE,
now and forever!
ONE can happen
as we draw near to Him
He will draw near to us!
“It’s up to us.”
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20 For when you were servants of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21 What fruit then did you have at that time in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.
22 But now, being made free from sin, and having become servants of God, you have your fruit of sanctification, and the result of eternal life.
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Rom. 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace….
12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. 15 For you didn’t receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, “Abbaa! Father!”
16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him, that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which will be revealed toward us. 19 For the creation waits with eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.