When you say "The truth will make you free" It sounds pretty harmless, but when you go to apply that principle to real life-you'll find where the true chains really are on your life because the religious machine will raise all sorts of Hell when you dare to apply the truth. They are fine with u saying the truth will make u free, as long as u don't act free : )
Jesus brings me into joy unspeakable and FULL of glory! He doesn't lead me into agonizing and constant plaguing guilt. The cross destroys my guilt and shame! Christ cleanses my heart and my conscience. He lifts me up-in a strange paradox, as I humble myself under the mighty hand of God, He lifts me up. I am humbled and glorified and restored at the same time, because God is incomprehensibly amazing. I can worship on my face, in TRUE love and admiration, not grovelling like a slave, but worshipping as a rescued and redeemed child. hallelujah! If only more people could see the splendor and liberty and glory of who our Saviour really is!!
Sweeping things under the rug, and creating Christian lingo to minimize them and say everything is okay, is not the same as everything actually being okay. You see, Jesus Christ can free you in such a way that forgiveness, from God and others, to others and to yourself, is real and tangible and life-changing.
If we can understand that God doesn't just love us JUST ENOUGH to give us a technicality by which we can escape damnation. Even though that in itself would be gracious of the Lord, He is even more gracious :) He loves us extravagantly, unimaginably, wondrously, gloriously-more than we've been willing to admit. HE is the one who created you. He is the one who opened your mother's womb. He has a plan and a purpose for you. He knows you intimately and He wants for you to know Him too!