Bondage

Bondage

THEY SELL BONDAGE WITH A FREEDOM LABEL ON IT

Charismatics openly attack Bible literalists as being under bondage to our convictions clearly taught by the apostles. BUT, it only proves the confusion in their mind about a basic Bible doctrine. When we use the word bondage we must immediately equate that value with it’s opposite value, freedom. When using the word bondage we are referring to being under the control or a governing authority that takes away our freedom to do what we want to do or have the right to choose for ourselves. On the other hand, freedom simply means to be able to do what you want to without any constraint from an outside source to do what you want to. So freedom simply means to be able to do what you want to do. But, the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (Galatians 5:17).

There is not just one you, but two you’s!!

When you are walking in the Spirit the flesh cannot do what it wants to do! Liberals fall into false doctrines and practice a logic rather than what God’s Word teaches them. When you are free in the Spirit, your flesh is under bondage to the Holy Spirit and will walk circumspectly and comply with all the Word of God teaches about proper and holy behavior.

But if you are walking in the flesh then the spirit is put under subjection to the will of the flesh. One nature (flesh or spirit) can govern and the other then falls under bondage to the nature in control. To understand freedom and bondage you must first establish this foundational doctrine that we have two natures and not just one. If you do not embrace this doctrine and you fall under the governing influences of a fleshy religion, you are an apostate and you will be led astray in many ways by many false teachings. Once you embrace a solid Biblical doctrine it will save you from many errors and give you spiritual discernment regarding life in Christ.

Freedom and bondage are probably two of the most misunderstood spiritual terms in Christendom. Especially in a materialistic society where indulgence, extravagance and perverted evangelical doctrine that embraces these errors and worldly life styles. These dangerous enemies of authentic Christian life style as it is taught in the Word. We have brought the trends into the church rather then warn the church against them. Liberals have so twisted the meaning of the word bondage that they actually believe that bondage is something bad when actually Scripture teaches the very opposite!

Every man, woman and child has two natures. Matthew 26:41. The flesh nature is where sin has it’s domain and operates from. Jesus said plainly. It is the spirit that quickeneth (reviveth); the flesh profiteth nothing: John 6:63. Paul wrote to the church at Rome (8:1), There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Then to the church at Galatia (5:16) he wrote, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. There are many references to the two natures that all men possess. Note that Jesus mentions the two natures, flesh and Spirit,

These two Scriptures make several doctrinal truths very clear; (1) That all men possess these two natures; (2) That these two natures have different value systems and affinities as relating to the world around us and (3) that one of these two natures is the sin (flesh) nature and the other is the Spirit born and Spirit led nature. Once we get these three facts solidly settled in our minds, only then do we begin to enter the real truth about bondage and freedom.

I would like to be the very first Christian who believes that without holiness (hagiosmos), that is the active pursuit of perfecting holiness (separation from the world unto God) to admit without any regret that I believe in the necessity of placing the disciplines of proper behavior and restrictions on the flesh and bring my body under subjection. 1 Corinthians 9:27. My thought life is to be under submission to and control of the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 10:5. What the Word of God teaches in these verses and many, many others is that you (the flesh) cannot do the things you (the flesh) wants to! To live a spiritual life your body and it’s appetites MUST be under bondage, or control, or be governed and constrained from doing what they want to do, and involves more than going to church – it involves every conscious act and your every thought, every value and every little thing – and especially anything that is specifically or remotely inferred in the Word of God.

If you’re flesh nature is allowed to indulge and express itself you are still under bondage to the sinful flesh nature and you have not been born again and made a new creature. That is bondage plain and simple. Paul said,

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: (1 Corinthians 9:27) and,

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (Galatians 5:17)

That is bondage and it is a vital part of your salvation!

So, by the power of the Spirit we mortify, we put to death the deeds of the flesh. IN PLAIN LANGUAGE THE FLESH IS UNDER BONDAGE TO THE HOLY GHOST WHEN YOU ARE WALKING IN THE SPIRIT.

LIVING THE HOLY LIFE, SIR, IS TO HAVE THE SINFUL FLESH NATURE UNDER THE FLESH INHIBITING CONTROL OF THE HOLY GHOST. SO THAT IT CANNOT CARRY OUT IT’S SELFISH AND REBELLIOUS THOUGHTS AND DEEDS THAT CAN DAMN YOUR SOUL TO HELL!

When the flesh is under bondage to spiritual laws, the Spirit is enjoying freedom.
So freedom in the Spirit only comes through the bondage of the flesh to the Spirit.

Bondage is the one half of living a victorious Christian life. But if a Christian is deceived and sold out to carnality and fulfilling the lusts of the self loving flesh, he or she is under the deadliest kind of bondage! Social drinking, paycheck pools, pastors playing golf for a pot of money they all contribute to; Adultery, fornication and indiscriminate physical contact with men and women of your church (?) in the name of love and fellowship; gossip and spreading of rumors without substantiation, squandering money, extravagance in clothing while the children in Sudan are being eaten by vultures, going naked on beaches in bikinis with vile sinners lusting after your body – shame, shame, shame. You may call that “freedom” but you are under the bondage of flesh and the carnal laws lusts of the flesh nature living a lie – a worldly life and not a holy life!

Spiritual behavior is good but it is only the positive spiritual side of our Christianity. Liberalism tells their people nothing about the negative inhibitions Scripture places on the FLESH NATURE, that’s your body. The body and the spiritual value system must both be active parts of your spiritual two-fold spiritual life. The FLESH must be under His governing control.

Liberals insist that we who inhibit carnality and the flesh from doing what it wants to is under bondage. Well you are right! We who believe in sanctification have come out from the world and the things the world does to gratify its pride and lust, but they who do such things are under bondage to the sinful flesh. This may be because when people come to Christ today in liberal churches simply are told to come to Jesus and believe with no mention of repentance.

Yes, we may have our flesh under bondage but that is as it should be! But to give your body freedom to express itself and indulge in a worldly system until we can tell no difference between the church and the world is a bondage of the worst kind! When saints act and look like sinners it means your spiritual nature is still under bondage to the spirit of this world.

The Bottom Line
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

You see, bondage of the sinful flesh nature is essential to the valid salvation experience!

If you’re flesh is not under bondage (being inhibited from indulging in flesh pleasures) then you do not possess freedom in the Spirit!

We have a lot of material exposing the false pragmatic teaching of the prosperity teachers that we plan to post in the future. Stand by all Christians with a desire to perfect holiness in your life and be ready for His revealing himself to the world. Let us please Him.

Who Is Selling Bondage As Freedom?
Exposition of the apostate church from Scripture

In the world system the majority is often wrong!
Whole movements and whole generations of the church have been wrong!
Whole nations have been wrong – and now the majority church is wrong.

For more biblical truth see The Dog and the Dove.
For an in depth study see Dualism, The Dueling Natures.

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