Top 5 Bestselling Christian Apologetics Books [This Week]

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What do an atheist, a pastor, a Muslim, a journalist, an uneducated farmer, a philosopher, and a homicide detective have in common? Not only does it sound like the beginning of a great joke, but they are all authors on this week’s Top 5 Bestselling Christian Apologetics Books List. If…

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Freedom From Perfectionism [Video]

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Have you ever heard the song Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)? Most likely, yes. I think most Christians have. Have you ever stopped to truly listen to the lyrics, and reflect on the what these words mean to you personally, and what they mean regarding your freedom in Christ?

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

The Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

My chains are gone, I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
The sun forbear to shine
But God who called me here below
Will be forever mine, will be forever mine
You are forever mine

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Read more: Chris Tomlin – Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) Lyrics | MetroLyrics

The lyrics that touch my heart and fill my soul with gratitude and joy are from the chorus:

“My chains are gone, I’ve been set free, My God, my Savior has ransomed me”

Being raised in a works-based/performance-based belief system means your every move, your every thought, your every deed are judged as being unworthy. You can never be worthy “enough” to please God. I subsequently left that belief system and became an atheist. I’ve lived through darkness most of my life. I’ve had great trauma inflicted on me, and I’ve caused great trauma to others.

Freedom in Christ means being rescued from that darkness, that pain,  and being brought into the light – the healing light that only Jesus can provide. Just as the song says:

Like a flood, His mercy reigns

His mercy towards us is unending. It knows no limits. It rushes in like a flood of water, to baptize us in His love. It does not matter how many mistakes you make. You can never be perfect, like Him. All you can do is your best, and that’s all He wants.

As part of my month-long series on freedom in Christ, we are sharing on social media what freedom in Christ means. Share this tweet – or share your own using the hashtag #FreedomInChrist. At the end of the month, I’ll be compiling all of the tweets into one post so we can see what freedom in Christ has done for us.

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What are your favorite lyrics from Amazing Grace, and why? What  are you most thankful for, in your freedom in Christ? What other songs remind you of your freedom in Christ? Share in the comments!