ECWA, Freedom, Spiritual Digest — April 23, 2024 at 1:42 am

The Paradox of Freedom and Law


Laws are excellent if they do not apply to you. Many young people long for the day they go to college, or somewhere they are no longer under their parents’ ‘restrictive’ rules. However, no sooner than they are out of parental supervision than they must submit to new restrictive rules in colleges or places of work. Freedom is not the absence of law but rather the liberty to choose from the options available within the law’s boundaries. Paul restates freedom as the choice to be a slave to righteousness, which leads to holiness (Rom. 6:16-22). Bondage, on the other hand, is the disregard of the law in the pursuit of our choices. Paul calls it slavery to sin, which leads to shame and death. One of the most significant lies of Satan today is to make us think that the law is terrible and restrictive and that we need freedom from yielding to the law. The truth is that we need to obey the law to be free. Freedom without boundaries is tyranny.



  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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