What Is A Controlling Spirit Of Bondage? Is It A Good Spirit For One To Have?

  1. ngureco profile image84
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    What Is A Controlling Spirit Of Bondage? Is It A Good Spirit For One To Have?

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    DrDeanCrosbyposted 7 years ago

    The words "spirit of bondage" occur only once in the Bible.The words do not describe a literal spirit,they are just a literary expression to describe being a captive of fear as this modern English translation of the verse in which they appear in the King James Bible explain:

    Romans 8:14-16 (Contemporary English Version)

    14 Only those people who are led by God's (Holy) Spirit are his children. 15 God's Spirit doesn't make us slaves who are afraid of him. Instead, we become his children and call him our Father. 16 God's Spirit makes us sure that we are his children.

    These verses further testify that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a requirement for salvation as John 3:3-7 describes in more detail.

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    Renew Retreatsposted 7 years ago

    A controlling spirit of bondage is something that separates you from your walk with God.  For example, alcoholism, drug abuse, pornography can all be controlling spirit of bondage. 

    Some people are also in churches that keep them in bondage.  For example, all the you can'ts like no make up on women, men have to wear their hair above their collar, no jewelry etc and so on.  That is bondage.

    So to answer the second part of your question  - No the controlling spirit of bondage is not a good spirit for one to have.  The best road map to use and to remain free is to be obedient to the Bible and to the guidance of God.

    Of course you also need to honor your pastor.  I hope this was helpful to you.

 
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