20But law came in, with the result that the trespass multiplied; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, just as sin exercised dominion in death, so grace might also exercise dominion through justification leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:20-21, NRSV)
When the Law was made known, sin multiplied because now we knew what was against the law. Before we knew what the law was we didn’t know we were breaking it. but now that we know the law we know we are breaking it. But even though sin had increased, grace has increased all the more. Because where there is sin, God’s grace will be even more abundantly than the sin.
So how free are you?