Monday, March 27, 2017

The Changed Life

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things 
have passed away; behold all things have become new. 
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

"One of the tests for determining if the work of salvation
in your life is genuine--has God changed things that
really matter to you? If you are born again, the Spirit of
God makes the change evident in your life and thought.
It is this complete and amazing change that is the very
evidence that you are saved." (OC)

Reader, some of these things Chambers alludes to is a
love for scripture, a love for things of the Lord, a desire
to grow and mature in your Christian life. What does
not change? Flesh. God cannot save your flesh--He wants
to destroy it. Flesh is how you got your needs met before
you came to Christ. Adam never broke God's law, because
there was no law. Adam chose to live independently of 
God. That is what sin is. All generations from Adam have
inherited this independent spirit.

"...just as through one man sin entered into the world, 
and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, 
because all sinned--" 

"For as through one man's disobedience the many were 
made sinners, even so through the obedience of One 
the many will be made righteous." (Romans 5:12, 19)  

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