highlighted verses: John 8:31
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in
my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free
The Greek word for "continue" is meno and is better translated "abide".John 8:31
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
So the "flip side" of what Jesus just said is if you don't abide in His Word, you are not one of His disciples.
AND, THEREFORE, IF you abide in His Word, THEN you shall know the truth! Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the truth that shall make you free. Not only will you be free from sin, but you will be free from worry, anxieties, etc., not to mention free from the traditions of men. And this verse does not say that abiding in church will make you free. Church is actually a bondage for many. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
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