When I was younger, I thought God was supposed to make me into a “new man,” or that He had created a new, distinct part of me that was now the good […]
I would put it this way: Holiness is not something you achieve by trying hard to be good for God. It’s something you receive in communion with the Holy Spirit. Where else, really, would we think “holiness” comes from?
For Christians, the new birth is our spiritual Independance Day. In union with Christ, we are “dead to sin” and “set free from sin” Romans 6:4, 18), and we have been “released from the law” (Romans 7:6). Why does God set us free? “So that we may serve in the newness of the Spirit.” Our independance from sin and the law are found in dependance on the Spirit. – Happy In/Dependance Day! –
God is a trinity, and therefore God is inherently relational within His own being… each “person” of the Trinity is intimately and lovingly involved in the other, never separated or segmented. We […]