It seems absurd, even heretical, to view the Ten Commandments as something which can put someone into bondage. It seems the commandments, if obeyed by someone, can lead to freedom. But that is the problem. No one can obey the Ten Commandments. We have all sinned and broken the Ten Commandments. The penalty is death. As a matter of fact, the more someone tries to obey the Ten Commandments the more they break them (Romans 5:20, 7:7-25). Paul makes all of this clear in Romans.
In 2 Corinthians 3:6-9, we discover that the ministry of the Ten Commandments is to bring death, condemnation.
Now the Lord is the
Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17
verse is often spoke of and sung about within the Christian community. Many
times it is spoken of in the context of freedom to worship in a church setting
without the boundaries of tradition.
Those who use this verse to support their style of worship are saying
they are free to worship God by raising and clapping their hands, speaking in
tongues, sharing words of knowledge, etc… While they use this verse to support
their style of worship, they sometimes criticize churches who do not display
such “freedom” in worship of God.