God of Freedom?


#1

I have heard several protestant services where they pray to the 'God of Freedom'.
Is this an acceptable title in the Orthodox or RC Church?

I know the Romans had a goddess of Freedom (Libertas) but I have never read this title in OT or heard it until recently. Sounds quite pagan to me.
Any thoughts welcome.


#2

Depends on what it means by "freedom". In what context?
Religious freedom? Human freedom? National? Other kinds of freedom?
God always respects our freedom even when we abuse it and make bad choices.


#3

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I have heard several protestant services where they pray to the 'God of Freedom'.
Is this an acceptable title in the Orthodox or RC Church?

I know the Romans had a goddess of Freedom (Libertas) but I have never read this title in OT or heard it until recently. Sounds quite pagan to me.
Any thoughts welcome.

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Freedom=God
God=Freedom

You only are Free in God.
Without God, you have no freedom: you have slavery. Slavery to your thoughts, feelings, instincts, moods.
You must empty yourself from yourself.
Then, there is space for God.
That's is all God needs: He comes into you makes your Mind His Home.
Then, you are Free.


#4

Who will release me from the snare of the fowler? Psalm 91:3

Galatians 4:31

So then, brethren, we are not the children of the bondwoman, but of the free: by the freedom wherewith Christ has made us free.

peace


#5

It's probably a reference to 2 Corinthians 3, since you know how much the love Paul. ;)

7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, transitory though it was, 8 will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? 9 If the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! 10 For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. 11 And if what was transitory came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!

12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.


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