CONFUSION BE GONE
‘In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind’ John 1.4 NIV. This light and life is not found in ‘our belief.’ It’s found in Him in His person. Life and light come from the reality that is Christ and never from abstractions, laws and an attachment to them.
This person, this life is in you. Your oneness with Christ is a state of being that is you every day.
KNOWING IS BEING
Knowledge of God comes neither from the law or from good works. It comes from union with God. God has already drawn near to us in the person of Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit lives to enfold us in the truth of our achieved union with Jesus and our Father. Jesus as the logos is more than divine reason and rationality. He is the law of the spirit of life. REALITY IS ALIVE. Keep in mind that logos and spirit are one – two sides of the one life of God that John called, ‘spirit and life.’
It is in Him that life and the light of all mankind is to be found.
God is not known in separation from God. God is not known as God is through the law. God is known and realised in the person of Jesus Christ who is with us and in us.
“Natural theology presupposes “a union of man with God existing outside God’s revelation in Jesus Christ” (CD II/1, 168). In other words, natural theology goes behind the back of Jesus Christ by seeking a union with God, or some higher knowledge of God, independent of Jesus Christ. It is therefore akin to a rejection of grace and likened to (intellectual) salvation by works.” (1)
CHRIST IN YOU
Christ in you is not Christianity in you. There is no union with God to be found in human-centered theorising and certainly none in the Masonic mindset that limits God to the Great Mason. Neither can one know God through the law. God is spirit and life and supremely personal. The pointy end of the revelation of who God is the person of Jesus Christ. ‘Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent’ John 17.3 NIV. We know God and grow in knowing Him because God has made us one with Himself so that ‘we know’ in knowing Him and experiencing Him in our everyday lives.
There is no genuine ‘knowing’ in any theology that is an addition or an adjustment to the teaching of Jesus and the apostles. Any theology that diverts from the truth that Christ has come in our flesh did not come from God.
(1) Morrison, Stephen D.. Karl Barth in Plain English (Plain English Series Book 1) (pp. 13-14). Beloved Publishing. Kindle Edition.