YOU SHARE IN JESUS LIFE MORE THAN YOU KNOW
God at work in our salvation and reconciliation with Him is the expression of who God is in Himself. The union and communion of the trinity – three persons, one God is shared with us as a result of the cross, the atonement, incarnation and anointing of the Spirit.
HIS LIFE OUR LIFE
What we get is much more than a judicial acquittal as our inheritance. We get a state of being – fellowship and communion with God. The Lord’s Table is not a moping session about the cross. The Lord’s Table is the sign that our normal life is one substance with God.
In the law we never get beyond externalities with the result that law based faith does not produce spirituality. It replicates ‘try harderism’ and seldom met intentions. In the Spirit, Godliness becomes you because YOU ARE A SON.
BEYOND A FALSE CHRIST
As genuine disciples of Jesus and sons and daughters of God we must reject reductionist teaching that reduces relationship to law and God to a school master enforcing the rules and caning miscreants. These views give rise to spiritual and sexual abuse, not to mention the slander that is implied against god and the niggardly poverty version of godliness that is multiplies.
The schoolmaster of the law leads to Christ but Christ does not lead to the law. He leads to unlimited spirit and life by joining us to the fullness of God in Himself and making His relationship with God our relationship with God. “The economic Trinity and the ontological Trinity overlap with one another and belong to one another, and can no more be separated than the Act of God can be separated from his Being or his Being from his Act.” (1)
(1) Torrance, Thomas F.. The Christian Doctrine of God, One Being Three Persons (T&T Clark Cornerstones) (p. 8). Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition.