YOU ARE ONE WITH GOD IF YOU BEIEVE YOU ARE - BECAUSE HE DOES
God is Grace. He is revealing Himself to people before they know who He is. There is a part of society that is enriched by good people who may not know God personally but who respond to the spirit of life and creativity that is in them and with them.
There is no dualism in God. God simply is and stands at the door and knocks as Jesus Christ to be welcomed as the God He is.
GOD IS A SPIRIT
Wicked hearts do not decide for God. But it seems that people of good heart who are not religious can at times do a better job of multiplying God’s life than those who have made a god of religion.* Certainly Christians who live from the law exhibit a dullness of spirit.
DOOR IS JESUS
Yet it is Jesus Christ who is the Door to life in God both for the Believer and non-believer. I suspect that there are people of good intent who respond to the spirit of Christ in their hearts and in society who may not know His Name until they meet with Him in paradise. FULLNESS
It’s irritating when you have purchased five things online and only two arrive. Some Believers have a gospel like this – except that they do not know they have been short-changed. As ministers of life we are duty bound to present a gospel that is life to the full and not an unfulfilled order.
Nevertheless as ministers of the new covenant we live so that all may enjoy the fullness of fellowship with God in their present lives. This is how the new creation expands. It’s the presence of Jesus as us that creates a new creation.
TO KNOW GOD
Experiencing life without limit comes from knowing God as God is. People can conceive God as assorted animals, as a monster as a grand mason or as a removed and isolated deity. But God is who God is in Jesus Christ. In Jesus God is a human being. In Jesus God is in you and you are in God.
THIS IS MY BODY
‘He [God] has come to reveal himself to them in an utterly concrete and singular way in the incarnation of his Son in the midst of Israel, in order to be the Lord and Saviour not only of Israel but of all humankind, and to bring them through the presence and power of his Spirit into cognitive union and personal communion with himself.’ (1) This is to say that infinite life in the now is experienced as we know God and Jesus Christ whom God has sent.
Jesus of Nazareth was fully God and was the Son who had been with the Father for all eternality. Thus in coming among us as a man God came among us as a man, blending Himself into our lives so that we would be blended into God’s life.
“Everything hinges here upon the personal identity between Jesus and God. Our Lord himself said to Philip ‘He who has seen me has seen the Father.’” (2)
* Religion is the hidden idolatry.
(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 14). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition. (2) Ibid.