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PIETY IS NOT GODLINESS

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‘On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you’ John 14.20.

We have been made one with Christ which makes us one with God and God one with us. This must not be seen as ‘one with Christianity’ but one with the God who made us and who has redeemed us into union with Himself. The meaning of Christ our life is that you become the expression of Christ as the direct result of His being incarnated in you.

ONENESS IS SONSHIP REALISED

“Union with Christ is not simply evangelical detachment or a monistic merging with the divine. .. Union with Christ [is the] retaining [of] the distinction between Christ and the Christian, along with a spiritual union, in which believers become partakers of the divine nature through participation in Christ (and fellowship with the Spirit). … This process does not involve any ‘dissolution’, ‘disappearance’, ‘identification’, ‘conjunction’ or ‘reversibility’ of the human with the Divine. .. It is a ‘total’ but not ‘physical or intellectual’ union, an ‘indissoluble’ not a ‘transitory’ union. It is a union commensurate with theosis.” (1).

DIRECT COMMUNION

Religion is not the ‘divine nature.’ The trinity is the divine nature. In Christ you participate in His oneness with God.

Oneness is not found in abstractions, which means it is not found in any realisation of the knowledge of good and evil. Infinite life is found in the expression of fullness of God in you and as you. This is your sonship.

Partaking of the divine nature is not found in the law – which is an abstraction and a product of the knowledge of good and evil based on separation from God. Participating in the divine nature is Christ in us and us in Christ, a perichoresis of communion with allows Christ to be us and makes us who we are as individual sons/daughters of God. Jesus is our participation in the divine nature.

(1) Habets Myk, Theosis in the Theology of Thomas Torrance, p.109.