-— As a result, the Living God is replaced by fleeting human idols which offer the intoxication of a flash of freedom, but in the end bring new forms of slavery and death. “ ——
Few ideas have done as much damage as the false, modern idea of freedom. True freedom is not license, but paradoxically, obedience to the Will of God.
True as far as it goes. It’s also powered by the love in God’s heart. We can draw closer and closer to God’s heart and harvest more and more love there, but we can’t generate an ounce of love on our own... not a mite. Ever.
Also, we really aren’t free in the sense of the modern liberal anyhow. Man is spiritual. Man’s spirit needs some kind of power. Whether that’s God’s power or Satan’s power is the fundamental question. World and flesh are waypoints for Satan’s work in the form of idols, and when viewed with eyes of grace they are seen as truly silly idols too.