A Bondservant of Christ
“For the love of Christ controls and compels us, because we have concluded this, that One died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that all those who live would no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and was raised for their sake. So from now on we…Read More
Jesus Christ: The Last Adam and Live-Giver
“But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive … And so it is written,…Read More
Identified or Simply Interested?
“I have been crucified with Christ …” (Galatians 2:20). The inescapable spiritual need each of us has is the need to sign the death certificate of our sin nature [the self-life]. I must take my emotional opinions and intellectual beliefs and be willing to turn them into a moral verdict against the nature of sin;…Read More
The Bias of Degeneration
The Bias of Degeneration [The bent of fallen humanity in need of a Savior] “Wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Romans 5:12 The Bible does not say that God punished the human race for one…Read More
Do You Walk in White?
Do You Walk In White? Oswald Chambers “We were buried with Him … that just as Christ was raised from the dead … even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4 No one experiences complete sanctification without going through a “white funeral”–the burial of the old life. If there has never…Read More
The Surrendered Life
“I have been crucified with Christ . . .” (Galatians 2:20). To become one with Jesus Christ, a person must be willing not only to give up sin, but also to surrender his whole way of looking at things. Being born again by the Spirit of God means that we must first be willing to…Read More