liberty

Freedom for nations and individuals. The Jews lost their political liberty from 586 BCE when the Babylonians overthrew the state. Independence was recovered during the Maccabean [[➝ Maccabees, books of]] period and then lost again until the emergence of the modern state of Israel in 1948 CE. For some, the hope of a Messianic kingdom was a hope for political independence. Individuals were sometimes released from slavery as in the year of Jubilee [[➝ jubilee]] (Lev. 25:8–17) and in NT times (Acts 12:7–11; Heb. 13:23) imprisoned Christians sometimes had their liberty restored.
Liberty is an important concept in the NT as a description of one aspect of salvation in Christ (John 8:32). ‘Enemies’ from which Christ liberates believers are listed as sin (alienation from God), law [[➝ Law]] (a system of salvation by works), Satan (the power of darkness, Col. 1:13), and death (a power of extinction and corruption). Thus liberated, believers can respond in joy and give themselves in love and service to God and neighbour (Gal. 5:13–14, 22); the new freedom is so complete that Paul can paradoxically describe this state as a new bondage (to righteousness; Rom. 6:18–22) leading to abundant life, in the Spirit [[➝ spirit]] (2 Cor. 3:17).

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