His life as your life


If the law and the keeping of it is the core issue of salvation, as some communities of faith would have it, then a christ who lives to support and uphold the law is neither the Christ of God or God at all.

Anything like the law that is super-ordinate to Christ immediately becomes ‘god’ – which is a nonsense because Jesus Christ as the Son of God is equal with our Father and the Revealer of our Father in His person and His life.

Jesus lives to draw us into the place in which we belong: Union and fellowship with God.


Jesus never came to make us adherents of abstractions. He came to unite us with Himself so that we would live in the fullness of our origins as sons and daughters of God. The threadbare nature of fundamentalism is exposed when we see the light of the truth that Jesus came among us and lives for us to sustain and maintain our union with God and the manifestation of each of us sons.

“If Jesus Christ really is the only begotten Son of the Father who is eternally in God and as such has come into our human being and united our human nature with his own. Then atoning reconciliation must be understood as having taken place within the personal being of Jesus Christ as the one Mediator between God and man, and thus within the ontological roots and actual condition of the human and creaturely existence which he assumed in order to save. In this event atonement is not an act of God done ab extra upon man, but an act of God become man, done ab intra, in his stead and on his behalf; it is an act of God as man, translated into human actuality and made to issue out of the depths of man’s being and life toward God.” (1)


This is why the notion of Jesus come among us to aid us in keeping the law should be seen as the futility it is. He lives to ensure that we are able to live as part of Him. ‘Realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20 NIV. Why realise this? Because you have more than salvation. You participate in the divine nature because God is woven into you and you are woven into God.

(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Trinitarian Faith: The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Catholic Church (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (pp. 158-159). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.