Category Archives: Jesus Christ

Being a Christian…or Being Christlike?

Is the goal to become a Christian or to become Christlike? Short answer:  Become Christlike. Long answer:  See below. Some people think that only Christians can become Christlike.  Therefore, they see becoming a Christian as a preliminary step to becoming … Continue reading

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The People of God…or Godly People?

What shall we seek?  Shall we seek to be the people of God or shall we seek to be more godly people? Seeking to become the people of God is waste of time.  Moreover, it is a distraction that leads … Continue reading

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Summarizing the Simplicity of True Christianity

Thirty days ago, I started a series of posts on the subject of true Christianity’s simplicity.  To lay a foundation for what I was going to write, I led with this scripture from the apostle Paul: But I am afraid … Continue reading

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Abide in Christ and His Words in You

To live the life we should be living, to experience the peace and joy God wants us to have, to please Him in all respects and be a blessing to those around us, there are two things we must do: … Continue reading

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Devotion to Self or Devotion to Christ?

The choice between autonomy and authority is the choice between being devoted to yourself or being devoted to Christ. Every one of us is a slave; the only difference is our master.  We are either enslaved to self or we … Continue reading

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Autonomy or Authority?

The most important aspect of relating to Christ – that is, the most important aspect of relating to God – is to embrace His authority over you.  This is why the most fundamental and important truth communicated by the apostles … Continue reading

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Christ Is God

Christ is God.  Nothing could be simpler. God was.  Then He laid aside His privileges and responsibilities as God and became a man.  After His life, death, and resurrection as a man, He resumed His privileges and responsibilities as God. … Continue reading

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The Adequacy of Christ

When I wrote yesterday about the necessity of Christ, it was primarily about the necessity of His being a man – one of us.  Today I want to write about the adequacy of Christ, and this will be primarily about … Continue reading

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The Necessity of Christ

Whether we say “Jesus Christ” or we say “Jesus Messiah,” we are saying the same thing.  That is, the term “Christ” comes from the Greek language, and the term “Messiah” comes from the Hebrew language – but they both mean … Continue reading

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The Personalization of God

God had to personalize Himself so that we could properly relate to Him.  That’s why He came to earth. Jesus is God made flesh.  Jesus is God becoming a human being so that we could know His character, His nature, … Continue reading

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