Some of you reject Christianity because you think it’s an ethical straightjacket that inhibits personal freedom. Who wants to believe and live by a book that is at least 1,923 years old in 3 languages no one speaks today? “It’s so outdated and primitive!”
Response: It is true that we trust and obey all that Jesus Christ says in all of the Bible rightly interpreted.
But we believe this is true freedom. The truth is that even you who aren’t Christian are enslaved to something. Whatever your highest value is becomes your functional master (Money, a friendship, political ideology, family, career, popularity, etc.). No one is truly “free” in a sense.
The difference for the Christian is that our master dies for our sins and suffers the condemnation and curse we deserve so that we can be forgiven and restored to God and one another. Will your master do that?
Even one of your philosophers, Katy Perry, has sung:
Turn it up, it’s your favorite song
Dance, dance, dance to the distortion
Come on, turn it up, keep it on repeat
Stumbling around like a wasted zombie
Yeah, we think we’re free
Drink, this one is on me
We’re all chained to the rhythm