Slavery to Sin

Rightly or wrongly, it is commonly believed today that slavery is one of the worst crimes and travesties to ever occur on this planet.  But far worse than the enslavement of one human being by another is the slavery which Christ addresses in John 8:33, 34.  The proud Jews boasted that they, being Abraham’s seed, were never in bondage to any man.  But our Lord soberly informed them that those who commit sin (meaning those that abide and continue in a life of sin) are slaves to sin.  This is the worst slavery of all, for it has eternal repercussions.  Liberation from this slavery comes only from knowing the Son of God, Who alone can set sinners free.