Who or what is God? The short answer is Jesus Christ. That’s also the long answer. To see Jesus is to see our Father. To know Jesus is to know God and to begin to understand existence. This is because God is Existence - existence personified. This is why Paul could say, “In him [existence] we live, move and have our being,” and name Jesus as The Law of the Spirit of Life. This is why Jesus is the logos [John]: the meaning and purpose of all that is.
EXIST FROM FOLLY
When we consider that God is existence, that GOD IS LIFE and relationship, we might understand the folly of arguing that the Ten Commandments depict God’s character. God is not an abstraction or a list. God is not that small. God is being itself. (This is why we can define ourselves as of the Body of Christ in the letter but not be of the Body in the Spirit.) Jesus is the word of God. But Jesus Christ is not words because He is not legalisms and definitions. He is Being.
God depicts God’s character and Jesus is the exact expression of God. To see Jesus is to see our Father.
A CROOKED WAY
The notion that the law is the key issue of salvation is a serious misunderstanding of God and of our sonship. The key issue is that God is to be believed. God is totally trustworthy, and God has secured our belonging in the Holy Family. In the Christ of God we are sons/daughters in spirit and in truth. The notion that obedience to the law is the key issue is seriously mistaken. There is no law that is a separate entity from God and never was. Wholeness, sonship and Kingdom are relationship - union with God.
CENTRALITY OF A TRINITARIAN GOD
C Baxster Kruger writes, “The doctrine of the Trinity means that relationship, that fellowship, that togetherness and sharing, that self-giving and other-centeredness are not afterthoughts with God, but the deepest truth about the being of God.” *
If there is anything that is the essence of God it is the trinity in which all are part of each other yet fully themselves. This is the pattern salvation because it is the pattern of life.
The genius of The Plan is that Christ is in you and by the Spirit, God becomes you. This is foundational. You don’t become God but you do become a son/daughter of God. That’s a very high rank accompanied by great spirit, great life and great authority. This means you are a manifestation of the Christ and of God. You are a son of God in spirit and in truth.
LIVING DOOR, LIVING WAY
The Door to knowing God is Jesus Christ. Agree that He has included you in His life and you will begin to know God and know yourself. As well as this you will pass beyond the knowledge of good and evil into union with God and revelation.
When Jesus declared Himself the way, the truth and the life He was saying in effect, ‘I am Everything that is salvation and life. He repeated this to John when He named Himself the alpha and omega - the beginning and the end. This is more than about time. It’s about existence. It’s about Jesus being our life and our everything - cosmically and personally. ‘In Him is life and that life is the life of all humanity.’
* The law of the Spirit of life is the law of the universe. It’s logos, being love, meaning and purpose. It’s inclusion in the trinitarian family of God. It has nothing to do with the law of Moses because it is about inclusion. The law of Moses is a function of the separation that flowed from the fall. It’s an abstraction and an artifact that of the knowledge of good and evil, also known as the law of sin and death.