Christian liberty is the freedom the Christian has to engage in activities that do not violate the commandments of God. The more a Christian’s mind is brought into conformity with the Word of God, the more will his conscience be in harmony with the holy law of God. Consequently, his conscience will convict him when he is in danger of violating the commandments, but it will not convict him for conduct that is not in violation of the law. Thus, the more a Christian is enabled by the grace of God to adopt the Word of God as his standard of conduct, rather than his own scruples or the scruples of anyone else, the more will he be free to experience Christian liberty.
Does Christian liberty mean that the Christian is free to do anything and engage in any conduct? (The previous comments would indicate that such is not the case.) Is the Christian free to use his Christian liberty at all times and under all circumstances? Or does the Christian have a responsibility toward fellow believers, especially those whose conscience is less conformed to the Word of God and is still being unduly governed by personal scruples?
To learn more about Christian liberty and the way our Lord intends for it to be used, check out the Bible study courses on the topic, Christian Liberty.
CHRISTIAN LIBERTYThe Use Of Christian Liberty (1 Corinthians 8:1-13)
This Bible study course discusses the proper use of Christian liberty as it is presented by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.Give Up My Rights? (1 Corinthians 9:1-23)
This Bible study course, expounding the teaching of the apostle Paul as it is contained in 1 Corinthians 9:1-23, exhorts us to be willing to relinquish the use of our Christian liberty when the situation requires us to do so.Imitate Christ (1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1)
This Bible study course, expounding the teaching of the apostle Paul as it is contained in 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1, exhorts us to imitate our Lord Jesus Christ when it comes to the use of our Christian liberty.