Today as America celebrates its Independence Day, this Scripture comes to my mind: ‘They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity—for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them”’ (2 Peter 2:19). The False Teachers in Apostle Peter’s time were not truly free themselves – yet they promised freedom to others! We can be like them! Yes, America has been called the “land of the free and the home of the brave”! Yes, in America one has freedom when it comes EXPRESSION (only in this country can an immigrant make fun of the sitting president without any fear of his safety). Yes, America has freedom when it comes to the ECONOMY (in this country dignity of labour and the level of dignity of labour is unparalleled). But the question is do you, whoever you may be, do you have the all-important freedom with regard to ETERNITY? And that freedom comes only from a living, daily relationship with the only one who has never been a slave to sin – even Jesus Christ, the only God-in-flesh who died for us on the Cross and rose again from the dead. Having known this freedom, let us promise freedom for others who are still imprisoned by Satan and sin.