(1) not under the control or in the power of another
(2) able to act or be done as one wishes
(3) not or no longer confined or imprisoned; release from captivity, confinement, or slavery
(4) not subject to payment or performance of services; not subject to any burden or charge
All scripture is from the New Living Translation (NLT) unless noted otherwise. Permission on section title page.
So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.
For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. (24) Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.
We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.
But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.
Romans 7:6 (NCV)
In the past, the law held us like prisoners, but our old selves died, and we were made free from the law. So now we serve God in a new way with the Spirit, and not in the old way with written rules.
And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
1 Corinthians 1:8
He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
1 Corinthians 1:30
Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world.
1 Timothy 2:6
He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.
1 Peter 2:16
For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.