This short but strong few verses is the crux of Christian living. Unfortunately it is one of the most glossed over concepts in all of Christendom. In it we have a explanation, beyond the event, of Christ’s crucifixion. There is a call to, not only discipleship, but ownership and complete assimilation by the Christ in our lives. Many believers completely forsake Christ because they forsake this theology. To accept God’s grace and the gift of salvation is to accept its efforts and intents. These are aimed at utterly destroying the sin nature of men. The main goal of sin is to cultivate self centric desires into quick but finite rewards at the expense of everyone, including the sinner. It is an a front to God’s selfless and infinitely minded love. Following Christ means folllowing him into death of self and sin nature. Without this journey for the self, there is no return to resurrection after. To truly be a disciple of Christ, one must allow him to fully assimilate all aspects of life. In short, one must take his journey with the mindset that his path for his intentions is a path threat sheds the sin nature. One cannot simply step where he stepped, they must step why he stepped. They must join with him.
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MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts