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"As he spake these words, many believed on him.  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.  They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man:  how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.  And the servant abideth not in the house for ever:  but the Son abideth ever.  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

            John 8:30-36

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    None of us likes to admit the possibility of being a slave.  We boast about who we are, and are repulsed by the idea of anyone or anything infringing upon our freedom.  But bondage is not always to man.  It can also hold us in the prison of ideas, opinions and thought patterns.  The bondage Jesus spoke about was a spiritual bondage; and the path to freedom was the truth.

    Since the day I became a Christian, Jesus has sought to free me from the bondage of the mind.  He does this by constantly bringing me to life situations whose pressing circumstances test the

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