In the new testament it says that we will be set free by Jesus but what people may not realize is that the oppressor it could be referring to was the moral condemnation of others. In his time the moral condemnation was law of the old testament who's power resided in the spiritual condemnation by God. This gave the Pharisees an almost totalitarian power over the ancient Judeans because because the fear of condemnation prompted the people to comply with the pharisees interpretation of the old testament. Then along comes a man named Jesus that threatened to kill the pharisees power by declaring that a person's own spiritual judgment by God would be by the moral standards they apply to others and not by the condemnations of the pharisees. In other words an individual was only subject to the moral standard that they have created for themselves because God does not judge others by your standard but judges you by yours. This freed the Judeans of a judgmental totalitarian society by telling them that the pharisees had no power over them. This non-judgmental thinking not only made them more compassionate towards others but also freed them from having their character forged by the judgment of others by saying their character was shaped by their own morality. In our modern society we have created our own pharisees known as socialist and much like the pharisees of ancient Judea they assert the right to judge those who violate their morality. They have asserted this right by turning the authority of the state into a moral authority over the people and have reserved the right for themselves to shape society by their judgment. What we need now is to reserve the right to be judged by our own moral standard that we set for ourselves. This way we retain the power to shape our own person by our own morality and reserving the right to pursue our own conscious .