The Positive Aspects of Christian Freedom

At the close of his first chapter in The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, Samuel Bolton gives seven positive aspects of our freedom in Christ.  Bolton writes:

1.  We are freed from a state of wrath and brought to a state of mercy and favour (Eph. 2:1-10).

2.  We are freed from a state of condemnation and brought to a state of justification (Rom. 8:1).

3.  We are freed from a state of enmity and brought into a state of friendship (Col. 1:21).

4.  We are freed from a state of death and brought to a state of life (Eph. 2:1).

5.  We are freed from a state of sin and brought into a state of service (Rom. 8:12).

6.  We are freed from a state of bondage, a spirit of slavery in service, and brought into a spirit of sonship and liberty in service (2 Pet. 1:4).

7.  We are freed from death and hell, and brought to life and gloryHeaven is our portion, our inheritance, our mansion-house.  It was made for us, and we for it; we are vessels prepared for glory (Rom. 9:23).

– Samuel Bolton, The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, 47-49.

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5 Comments on “The Positive Aspects of Christian Freedom”

  1. Greg Alford Says:

    Timmy,

    Many in the SBC have forgotten just how important a doctrine is Christian Freedom is… Thanks for this reminder.

    XVII. Religious Liberty (BFM2000)

    God alone is Lord of the conscience, and He has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men which are contrary to His Word or not contained in it.

    Grace Always,


  2. That’s right Greg. I hope many Southern Baptists would consider reading this book. It is a great help!

  3. Jerry Says:

    Compared to the previous two months, which were a hard (but rewarding) slog, this book is a quick read. If anything, I am having to hold myself to a limited number of pages per day, just to make sure that I don’t end up with left over days and no Puritan.


  4. Jerry,

    Thanks for chugging along my friend! I don’t know how many are still around these days taking up the challenge, but I am glad to know that you are still out there reading and sharing your thoughts with others.


  5. […] The Positive Aspects of Christian Freedom Provocations & Pantings (September 16, 2008) __________________ Andrew Myers Husband of Jessica, Father of Jackson, Katie and Samuel Member, Presbyterian Reformed Church of Northern Virginia Warrenton, VA USA Editor, The Matthew Poole Project "Let your Morning Thoughts, and your last Evening Thoughts, be what shall become of you to all Eternity." — Matthew Poole […]


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