Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Alpha and Omega

(Through New Eyes by James Jordan)

The bane of our theology is pride. When we realize that the inheritance Peter speaks of in 1Peter 1:1-12 is Christ Himself, we will let go of all the baggage we hold on to as gospel. It is not eternal life which we are to aspire, it is not freedom from pain and fear, it is not even the salvation of souls which is the essence of Christianity. It is primarily the fellowship, the relationship, the person of Jesus Christ—all else is secondary. It is all about Him, and as we journey towards that realization we see how all of, what some would call, the “benefits” of Christianity bare witness to source of “every good and perfect gift” (James 1:17).

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