Christian liberty is the biblical teaching that once we become a believer in Christ God entrusts us with the opportunity and responsibility to make decisions about how we live. That is, he gives us the Bible as our means of knowing his moral will, then he wants us to decide what we do, what we don’t do, what practice we embrace, what practice we reject.
The Key Concept
God gave us principles to live by. His Word presents certain moral absolutes, commands for our good requiring our obedience. These absolutes are the non-negotiables of Scripture, the will of God that does not change with culture, person or persona, gender, age, race, ethnicity, or our lifestyle inclinations. Included in this list are the big ones: idolatry, murder, lying, adultery, theft, and a few more. God’s list isn’t that long, really, but each “thou shalt” and “thou shalt not” is critical to our wellbeing and we ignore them at our own peril.