Article twenty-one in the Baptist Confession of Faith addresses the subject of Christian liberty. The gospel sets the believer free from the Law and neither church nor government has the authority to bind the believer to the Law again. This article is a warning against legalism. Unlike the historical setting in which it was written, believers today are seldom drawn to legalism. They are more likely to misuse Christian liberty as an excuse for worldliness. Neither error is permissible. Free from the law, our conscience is bound only by the Word of God. The irony of Christian liberty is that God’s Word frees us to serve others for the glory of God.