New and Living Way
“The law of the Spirit is the liberating force of life in Christ. This leaves me with no further obligation to the law of sin and death. Spirit has superseded the sin enslaved senses as the principle law of our lives. (The law of the spirit is righteousness by faith vs the law of personal effort and self righteousness which produces condemnation and spiritual death which is the fruit of the DIY tree.)” ― François Du Toit, The Mirror Bible.
RECEIVED AND LOVED AS YOU ARE
Jesus receives and loves you as you are. Not as you should be. This is the sure way, the new and living way of becoming your real self and a son/daughter in spirit and in truth. Religion can deliver notional sonship. Christ our life is our belonging in spirit and in truth. Many Christians live in uncertainty about their salvation, their acceptance with God and their trajectory to eternal life. They are like a person on an electric train hoping that they are indeed on the right train to the airport. They live a ‘yes and no’ existence even though Paul assures us that we are ‘yessed’ in Christ. You have been received into His life. It’s not presumption to believe that eternal life is yours.
A religion of uncertainty
Not yes/no or maybe..
IT REALLY IS FINISHED
“Christ Jesus is our atonement in Himself. He is our redemption from sin, and He is our justification. He truly is the author and finisher of our faith, the One who speaks on good authority when He said, “it is finished.”” (1)