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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST IN YOU

WAY, TRUTH AND LIFE IS CHRIST OUR LIFE

We can live in ‘fake truth’ based on ‘false facts’ when we have no Compass and are infatuated with our own ideas. We can live misguided when we have misplaced our trust in people who we thought would tell us the truth – but who instead nurtured a lie. We can live confused and semi-alive when our gospel is our gospel rather than the Gospel of Jesus and the apostles.

KINGDOM LIFE
Kingdom Christianity is based on the finished atonement and the present incarnation of Christ in Believers. Richard Rohr puts it well when he writes, “
Francis .. trusted a deeper voice and a bigger truth. He sought one clear centre and moved out from there. His one clear centrepiece was the Incarnate Jesus. Francis understood everything else from that personalized reference point. Like Archimedes, Francis had found his one firm spot on which to stand and from which he could move his world.” (1)

UN-FIRM LIFE
Having said this it is not difficult to understand why so many understand nothing much – other than their wallets - and why society is devolving into increasing division and fragmentation. Wholeness, togetherness and belonging with genuine common sense are found when Christ who is the wisdom of God is the centre of our living.

FANTASY GOSPELS
As Athanasius frequently pointed out, that was the kind of 'revelation' heretics trafficked in, something they devised (кат' ivorav) in accordance with their subjective fantasies, rather than something which they received from beyond themselves and thought out (kard Siávorav) in accordance with the objective truth of God. If it is not with God himself in his own being that we have to do in revelation, then it is not with theologia (Acohoyia) but mythologia (Hufoloyia), not with theology but mythology. that we are concerned.” (2)

KNOW WHAT IS GOSPEL AND WHAT IS NOT
If we are not to rely on ropes of sand and put our trust in well embedded Christian myths, we need to know the reason for our hope and the basis of our life as Christians in the Christ of God rather than in accumulated distortions and pious nonsense served up to us on the basis of institutionalised selfishness.
CHRIST IN YOU
Knowing life and light starts with Christ in us as John attests in his prologue. It grows when our Christ is Jesus Christ and the Christ who is not the reflection of our ingrained beliefs and bent hermeneutics but the way, the truth and the life with us and in us. To walk in the shroud of religion that we have made our god is to live in confusion with a benumbed spirit, a muddied soul and a lesser intelligence. We need the mind of Christ to have a decent mind that will perceive truth and life and be His life in the world, because in Him we are spirit and life.
 
(1) Rohr, Richard . The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Chaos, Reorder (p. 13). Franciscan Media. Kindle Edition.
(2) Thomas Torrance. Trinitarian Faith. The Evangelical Theology of the Ancient Catholic Faith. P 134.
 
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The Trinity in You