31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 33 They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, ‘You will be made free’?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
For many years as an unbeliever, I went to church because my mother wanted me to. I went because it made my mother happy. I went because it felt good. I knew all the lingos; I did everything Church goers did. I sang in the choir; I was involved in church drama. I was loved by my parents, I was loved by the church, respected by my peers. I knew some scriptures; I took part in Christian drama. My life on the surface was a success, but deep inside I was a wreck, a man with little confidence.
Many of us might know someone like me, or some of you were like me. We went to Church but still had issues we were struggling with.
About two thousand years ago, Jesus confronted people just like me, they did everything to please God and people but they were far from being happy.
They were slaves to culture, tradition, sin and were very religious and when Jesus confronted them with truth and freedom, it was difficult to swallow.
For them and many people today the TRUTH presented to them went over their heads.
Yet there is only one truth that can set us all free and that truth is the knowledge of the only begotten son of God, Jesus Christ.