Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
‹Earl of Chesterfield›
Atlantis: the domain of the Stingray
27Oct
2019
Sun
15:55
author: Stingray
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Festival of the Reformation (transferred)

John 8:31-36

Festival of the Reformation 2019 Wordle
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin.”

“Slave” and “slavery” are words that carry a lot of weight. When Jesus tossed out that word in talking to the Jews who had believed in Him, it did more than just catch their attention. It would have thrown up all kinds of warning bells and whistles and put them on the defensive, as you heard in the text. I suppose it’s akin to throwing around the word “racist” these days as a way of insulting those who don’t share one’s opinion. In a way, the words “slave” and “slavery” do that still today.