Question on John 8:32, and parallels

From: Robert W Meyers (
Date: Mon Oct 25 1999 - 07:04:00 EDT

John 8:32 (KJV) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make
you free.

Dr. Morris comments: This could be read, literally, "come to know." True
freedom results from continued study of the Scriptures and obedience to

This comment, by Morris, seems to solve all the problems I've had with
the passage. Is he correct?

Thus, the Lord is not saying that one continuing in His Word already is
free from sin; but rather this continuance in His Word will result in a
continuing process of becoming more and more free from sin? Like 1 Peter
2:2, "that ye may GROW thereby?"

The latter interpretation certainly seems to fit reality, whereas the
former does not. But then, does not Romans 6:2,7 fit the former rather
than the latter?


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