True Christianity

TRUE CHRISTIANITY

" I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God , who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20

The passage above tells all about what true Christianity is, Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is living the life of Christ in your very own life. " I am crucified with Christ" which is crucified ? It is that old carnal nature, the fallen nature. "Not I, but Christ,"true Christianity is an exchanged life. It is not taking the nature you were born with bringing it into the exposure of the gospel and there begin to dress up this old nature by the laws of the Bible- the ten commandments and the new testament. Christianity is not dressing up the habits of your life. It is not our old life dressed up , parting his hair in the middle and putting a necktie on him and calling him a Christian. You can't make that old nature into a Christian. This has been the basic philiosophy of many Christians through the years. The nature you are born with is unconvertible. Your fallen nature is chained into darkness as much as Satan is chained into Darkness. Can a leopard change its spots.

Thus a man can look like a Christian , act like a Christian , and talk like a Christian.He can put on the forms like a Christian. He can say "Hallelujah" with other Christians. He can do all kinds of things, but he is still not a Christian unless he has a new nature.True Christianity is the impartation of a new nature through the incorruptible seed of I Peter 1:2b ; "having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the Word of God which lives and abides forever." Once you had one nature, now you have two natures. Inside of you is the fallen nature you were born with and the new nature that came into your spirit through the miracle of the new birth.

Since we became partaker of the new nature ( the Divine nature) Christ begins to live His life in us. Our body became His life. When we are reaching out a lost person, it is actually Christ who is reaching him. Christ is just using our body in order to minister to an unsaved person. Every believer is Christ body. The church is not the congregation or a denomination. The church is Christ's body and that is what you are. Christ does not live in a cathedral of stone or in a temple of brick and mortar. He lives in your body. You are His temple. He ministers, exhibits Himself, demonstrates His compassion, extends His mercy through your body - through you.

You have been saved to be His witness, His body, His church, His voice, His heartbeat. Your body has become His temple. He ministers through you. You are lost in Him. His life is the energy of your witness. You go on His behalf so that He can go through you and reach the unconverted. That is Christianity in depth !.

SOURCE : The Making OF A Christian by Pastor Paul G. Trulin

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Wehzo 8 years ago

Well said. To understand this is to truly know God. Bless you Cristina.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you Wehzo for a nice comment. God bless you too.


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Peter M. Lopez 8 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

Paul was the man!  Still is, I suppose.  The apostle Paul, I mean. Great hub.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Atty. Peter M. Lopez. God bless you.


MarvinDXN 8 years ago

It is edifying to read articles like your, Sister. They are hard to find.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks MarvinDXN for appreciating it. Regards.


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commentonthis7 8 years ago

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks commentonthis7 for visiting this hub.


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Wbisbill 8 years ago from Tennessee USA

Excellent article! Keep up the good work. I'm a fan.


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networkgenie 8 years ago

Wow...what an inspiring and powerful Word. I am inspired myself as well. I really love the way you explain about how we in the body of Christ have been called to go on the behalf of Christ to reach the lost, and when we go on his behalf he is able to minister through us. It is not us who is doing the work, but the Spirit of GOD living in us that is doing the work for us.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks networkgenie for the gracious comment.


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childcen 8 years ago from New Zealand

I am very encouraged by just reading your hub. I am now thinking of writing hubs on the topic of christianity myself too. Cheers.


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thank childcen for appreciating this hub. Regards.


Eddie Perkins 8 years ago

Cristina,

Very good hub and well written.

Thanks for the challenge. ~ eddie


sandra rinck 8 years ago

Salamet and mahalkita! Sandra


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cristina327 8 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Eddie and Sandra for taking time to read this hub. God bless you.


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Elusen 7 years ago from Indianapolis, IN

Thanks Cristina. It's good to see Christians who are bold in publsihing their faith online. Thanks for your encouragement to do the same!


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Thanks Elusen for taking time to read this hub. God bless you.


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haynie8253 7 years ago from Irvington

Christina,

How are you? It is refreshing to know that I am not alone with the TRUE Gospel of Jesus Christ. Who He is and what He actually represents.

There are many false prophets that teach the false Gospel that all we need to do in order to be saved is believe and thats it. That is so far from the TRUTH. For if we believe in Jesus Christ and what His purpose was then we must be obedient to the Law of God which are the Ten Commandments and to the word of God Which states that we need to be Righteous in order to enter His Kingdom. Which is exactly what Jesus Christ is. He is the living, breathing Word of God PERIOD.

Thank you, you are truly Blessed.


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cristina327 7 years ago from Manila Author

Thank you haynie8253 for taking time to visit this hub and appreciating this article. Remain blessed always and best regards.

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