Friday, January 14, 2005

next

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It's adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike "What's next, Papa?" God's Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children.

- Romans 8:15,16, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language.

Live free! Live in Father's love!

1 comment:

and then Life happened said...

The life of God dwells as the only life in each believer. This is the true condition of every child of God. Any variation of the message of truth is an example of "another gospel" and is really no gospel at all. If a message does not proclaim Christ as our only life or if it is not founded on this premise, then it is not the true and complete gospel.
God's working is objective and therefore singular. There can only be one truth about God's life. Scripture is quite clear on this point. The message of truth is either taken pure and unmixed or it is "another gospel". (1Cor.5:6) The world would have us believe that it is narrow-minded to be so exclusive in our thinking. Yet, there is only one truth--if that is mixed or watered down it is damaged. The pure truth comes from God and is perfect. Anything that is perfect cannot be added to or diminished without harm. We grow in the truth of God because our understanding is not perfect but the truth itself is perfect. This does not mean that we all see the truth the same way or in exactly the same words--the truth about God has many facts. Nonetheless, the fundamental basis of truth must be the same--Christ as our only Life!