CHURCH OF THE BORN AGAIN
In order to be born again, we must be born from a system of doing into the freedom of being. Being what? A son/daughter of God. You can do this if for you Christ’s life is your life. Not if your Christianity is a collection of new patches on the old garment of the pre-cross era. In genuine new birth we move with Jesus from death in Adam to life in Jesus.
He is our life. What does it look like if we are not willing to accept this. We live out a ‘contract’ in good but misguided conscience. It’s a contract in which ‘I do this so that God will do that.’ What is the ‘do that’ we are talking about here? Answer: Accept me as a person worthy of His love and life. But He already has. It’s not a matter of us receiving Christ. It’s us living from the truth that we have already been received into His life.
‘You died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory’ Col 3.3, 4 NIV.
If we are living in the law or its cultural equivalent, we have not been born again and we will enjoy little of the spirit and life that is the norm for those with the courage to live out the reality that they are the manifestation of the trinity.
“The foundation of the New covenant is not a new “system” of doing “religion” or “doing Christianity.” The New Covenant begins with the Person of Jesus Christ as the rule, metron, and the hermeneutic of scripture interpretation, and, as the exact representation of the invisible God, the new ethos of the new era.” Dr Stephen Crosby.