Paul tells us we are free, but we don’t believe it For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.—Galatians 5:1 Paul begins his fifth chapter to the Galatians with this powerful invocation. Christ sets us free from the slavery of the world. Our true liberty comes from our sovereign savior. We no longer are burdened to the shackles of the world, but we are free in Christ. It’s a beautiful passage. But I don’t think American Christians really believe it, and I think their notion of freedom comes from the state and not from Christ.