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Setting the Captive Free

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by blackbird, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. blackbird

    blackbird Administrator

    Feb 21, 2002
    On another thread it is being debated whether Jesus would wash the feet of one said Osama bin Laden

    Just throwing another scenerio out there to see what happens

    The Bible teaches that Jesus came "to set the captive free"---according to the Prophet Isaiah

    So---just suppose---Osama is caught and is put in prison--would Jesus live out Isaiah's description of Messiah by unlocking Osama's jail door and seeing him through the prison gates toward freedom?? How would you feel if Jesus did just that-----just let Osama go "Scott Free!!!"

    Keep in mind---the scenerio set is in the physical mode without any sort of change out of Osama in the spiritual mode
    #1 blackbird, Nov 20, 2010
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  2. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Let every soul be in subjection to the higher powers: for there is no power but of God; and the powers that be are ordained of God. Therefore he that resisteth the power, withstandeth the ordinance of God: and they that withstand shall receive to themselves judgment. For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. And wouldest thou have no fear of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise from the same: for he is a minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is a minister of God, an avenger for wrath to him that doeth evil. Ro 13:1-4

    I cannot think of one instance where Christ disregarded the law of the land. To do so would be outside of God's character. Spiritual change or no, Osama would not be set free, he would die by the hand of the avenger for his deeds. What happens to him after that depends on whether or not there had been a spiritual change within him.
  3. Aaron

    Aaron Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Logic and sound hermeneutics shall not avail you against the subterfuge being belched in that thread, because those who are defending the painting are being disingenuous. They KNOW they are wrenching principles and symbols from their contexts, but their politics and pride will not allow them to admit it.
  4. Jon-Marc

    Jon-Marc New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    The "captive" that Jesus came to set free is the captive to sin. It is not talking about setting those in prisons free, but setting those free who are enslaved or held captive by sin.