Freedom/Autonomy

I'm in the middle of preparing a sermon for Sunday from 2 Peter 2:10-22. Pray for me... it's a really tough passage to preach.

2 Peter 2:19 is pretty interesting though. I love the commentary on "freedom." See, there's a difference between "freedom" and "autonomy." Autonomy means you get to act without regard for anyone or anything else. Freedom means the ability to act without constraint. Christ offers us freedom on the basis of the cross, but that freedom doesn't mean we should live as though our identity and behavior are completely disconnected.

Typically, as Peter points out, people who live autonomous lives aren't free at all.

1 comments:

chloeadele said...

wow, nice distinction. praying...