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Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
  - George Carlin

[Origin: bef. 900; ME fredom, OE fréodōm. See free, -dom ]

1. the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint: He won his freedom after a retrial.

 

2. exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.

 

3. the power to determine action without restraint.

—Synonyms 1. Freedom, independence, liberty refer to an absence of undue restrictions and an opportunity to exercise one's rights and powers. Freedom emphasizes the opportunity given for the exercise of one's rights, powers, desires, or the like:

The warden of a Midwest prison sent a note around to inmates asking for suggestions on the kind of party they’d recommend to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The prisoners all had the same idea—OPEN HOUSE. [1]

True Freedom can only be enjoyed in Jesus Christ. His Freedom is no longer carrying that guilt or burden of sin with us.

When we confess (admit) our sins to God, ourselves and someone else, we have initiated the process that will result in our no longer carrying that guilt or burden with us.

James 5:16 Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen. [2]

Psalm 32:1-5

Proverbs 28:13

Luke 12:2-3

Proverbs 20:9

John 3:19-21

1 John 1:8-10

1 John 2:1-2


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[1]Tan, Paul Lee: Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations : A Treasury of Illustrations, Anecdotes, Facts and Quotations for Pastors, Teachers and Christian Workers. Garland TX : Bible Communications, 1996, c1979

[2] The Everyday Bible : New Century Version. Nashville, TN. : Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005, S. Jas 5:16

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