Robert Bolls on Freedom in Christ

“In some respects the bondage of law appeals to the flesh more than the freedom of the gospel… Freedom is strenuous. It calls for thought, for principle, for heart-searchings, for decisions. Freedom stands in self-control as opposed to outside control. The slave’s life is easy in some respects. He is told what to do; and when he has done that, he is through. His master sees to all the problems of life for him. All he has to do is to follow orders.”

“There are not a few Christians who would thank you to tell them exactly how much Bible reading they are expected to do every day, how many times a day they are to pray, exactly how much of their money they are to give, how much of Christian work they are to do, and exactly what work; also what they must not do…But the free Christian must ever seek the mind of his Lord: he must judge what is well-pleasing to Him, must study and think what love would do; and he cannot be content with the mere right and wrong: he must exceed those bounds; in short, he must follow Jesus.

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (1951), 28.

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