Now we turn to the crux of the Christian faith. Relationship with Jesus is more important than any other form of salvation that men have offered. This is because salvation is a by product and not the end goal. The machine of salvation that men manufacture never actually produces the salvation it promises. Instead it enslaves the population into an ever present need to be deserving of meaningful relationship. This can never fulfill its promises because it’s source is to small. Christ is not small. His presence encompasses the whole of creation and his scope, by nature creates in all things. Thusly, relationship with him doesn’t merely produce salvation, it is epistemologically and ontologically salvific. In it, there is no need to produce anything. It is all supplied. Men must only give in to the process and give up their own notions of producing. This is one of the most difficult aspect of Christian living. Many coming to faith in Christ want actively work against him by trying to assume, not just his role, but his function. Ultimately what frees us is relenting to both.
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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