ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

True Christianity

Updated on February 6, 2008

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

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

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

    • haynie8253 profile image

      haynie8253 

      9 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.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

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

    • Elusen profile image

      Elusen 

      9 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!

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      9 years ago from Manila

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

    • profile image

      sandra rinck 

      10 years ago

      Salamet and mahalkita! Sandra

    • profile image

      Eddie Perkins 

      10 years ago

      Cristina,

      Very good hub and well written.

      Thanks for the challenge. ~ eddie

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thank childcen for appreciating this hub. Regards.

    • childcen profile image

      childcen 

      10 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.

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks networkgenie for the gracious comment.

    • networkgenie profile image

      networkgenie 

      10 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.

    • Wbisbill profile image

      Wbisbill 

      10 years ago from Tennessee USA

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

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks commentonthis7 for visiting this hub.

    • commentonthis7 profile image

      commentonthis7 

      10 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.

      commentonthis7

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

      Thanks MarvinDXN for appreciating it. Regards.

    • profile image

      MarvinDXN 

      10 years ago

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

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

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

    • Peter M. Lopez profile image

      Peter M. Lopez 

      10 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

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

    • cristina327 profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

      10 years ago from Manila

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

    • profile image

      Wehzo 

      10 years ago

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

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)