Most Relevant Verses
For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, because it is written: Everyone who is hung on a tree is cursed.
Christ has liberated us to be free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the actual form of those realities, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year.
Were you called while a slave? It should not be a concern to you. But if you can become free, by all means take the opportunity.
But be careful that this right of yours in no way becomes a stumbling block to the weak.
For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.
For he who is called by the Lord as a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called as a free man is Christ’s slave.
But now, since you have been liberated from sin and have become enslaved to God, you have your fruit, which results in sanctification—and the end is eternal life!
Accept anyone who is weak in faith, but don’t argue about doubtful issues.
One person considers one day to be above another day. Someone else considers every day to be the same. Each one must be fully convinced in his own mind.
Although these have a reputation of wisdom by promoting ascetic practices, humility, and severe treatment of the body, they are not of any value in curbing self-indulgence.