“Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant [slave] of sin” (John 8:34).
“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned…. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one….That as sin hath reigned unto death” (Rom. 5:12,17a; 21a).
“O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” (Rom. 7:24)
(Other verses: Job 14:1-4; Psalm 51:5; Eph 2:1-3; Rom. 3:23, 5:12, 17a, 21, 7:14-25)
Satan's Oppressive Rule Over Fallen Mankind
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him” (Acts 10:38).
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others” (Eph. 2:1-3).
[In light of Lucifer, i.e., Satan] “That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” (Is. 14:17) (Other verses: 2 Cor. 4:4; Luke 4:6-7; Rev.12, 13)
True Freedom and Deliverance!
Ask yourself this very simple question. How can an imperfect humanity who lives in an imperfect world bring about an absolutely perfect “Utopian” society? (See Romans 7:24.) The answer is a no-brainer yet extremely hard for humanity to digest: it never can. The only hope and deliverance for humanity today is found in its wonderful Creator and Redeemer, The Lord Jesus Christ.
Do you know Jesus as your Lord and Savior today? Only He can deliver you from the oppressive tyranny of Satan and the World System. He is the only deliverer from our bondage to Sin and all its awful consequences (Romans 6:23). He has come to set at liberty the sons of men (Rom. 4:17,18, 6:14,17-18, 22; 7: 24-25; 8:2, 21; Gal. 5:1; Eph. 4:8). May it be your sincere desire to put your trust in Him today!
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
What is Sin?
The Gospel of John Challenge