True Freedom – Quotable

Question: Is Jesus your Lord or not? And if Lord, is he Lord of all?

No one is truly converted (to Christianity) who is not intellectually converted and morally converted. And no one is intellectually converted if they have not submitted their mind to the mind of the Lord Christ, nor morally converted if they have not submitted their will to the will of the Lord Christ.

The thing is that such a submission is not bondage but freedom – freedom from the inconsistencies of self, the fashions of the world, and the trends of the church. It spells freedom from the shifting sands of subjectivity, freedom to exercise our minds and our wills as God intended them to be exercised, not in rebellion against him but in submission to him.

Stott, John R. W. Christ in Conflict: Lessons from Jesus and His Controversies. IVP Books, An Imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2013.

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