21 The True Nature of Christian Freedom
Calvin considered the basis of Christian freedom to be justification by faith. The believer is no longer under the curse of the law. Instead, believers have been justified by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Christian freedom consists of three parts: 1) righteousness cannot be found in the law, but only through Jesus Christ;
2) believers voluntarily obey the law;
3) the knowledge that believers are freed from the bondage of “things indifferent,” adiaphora (matters not regarded as essential to faith, leaving the believer to do as he likes with regards to these matters).