1 Peter 2:16

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
As free; to wit, from the slavery of sin, but take care not to make this Christian freedom and liberty a cloak for malice, as they do, who pretend that this makes subjects free from their obedience to temporal princes and magistrates; or servants free from the obedience due to their masters, even when they are froward, ill-humoured, or cross to them. (Witham) There were some heretics in the days of St. Peter, as there are at present, who under pretext of evangelical liberty seek to be free from all even lawful subjection, and thus set themselves above the ordinances of both civil and ecclesiastical power. ...

Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
Referring both to the liberty of man, in which respect "all things are lawful"God exercising no compulsion in regard to him.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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