A Nature Exchange

A Nature Exchange March 16, 2015

I could try to imitate Jesus Christ for the rest of my life. But even the most rigid conformity to Christ-like behavior wouldn’t place me in his spiritual bloodline. I am who I am by birth, not by behavior. Realizing that it’s all about birth, not behavior, is illuminating. It brings new meaning to that often misused and even abused term ‘born again.’ This phrase is so frequently uttered that many have lost sight of its true meaning; however, in light of our spiritual bloodline at birth, we can understand why Jesus used the term. Jesus told Nicodemus that each human being’s real need is to be born a second time. He wasn’t urging the Jewish leader to turn over a new leaf, to try harder, or to polish his lifestyle. Instead, he was addressing the heart of the matter, namely, birth. While some regard Christianity as a behavior improvement program dressed up in religious clothing, Jesus revealed that God’s plan was actually an exchange of nature.

(from “The Naked Gospel”)

"The proposition of your question is wrong; coming from a supposedly mature spiritual leader.Shouldn't you ..."

Should I Ask for More of ..."
"the moment of death? well, this may help some people:https://www.youtube.com/wat..."

What happens at the moment of ..."
"The heresy of 'protestantism' wouldn't exist, of course, without the butchering and desperate reinterpretation of ..."

Marriage. Divorce. Remarriage. What does the ..."
"I strictly use the KJV and Paul says new testament in 1Cor. 11. I've been ..."

Lie #44: You Should Edify Yourself, ..."

Browse Our Archives

Close Ad