More American lives were lost (625,000) during The Civil War than any other war that our nation has fought. The Civil War set people free & emancipated them from the bondage & hold of slavery. The greatest freedom man can ever discover is spiritual freedom. Paul writes, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, & do not let yourselves be burdened again by the yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1) Believing Jews were not to go back to the enslavement of the Law – to an old life of bondage. We as well are not to go back to the bondage of our old lives. Under the façade of pleasure & fulfillment is the deceitfulness & destructiveness of sin. May our eyes be opened to the bondage of the past & to our present freedom!