Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Faith "of" Christ not just "in" Christ

"[W]e have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ" - Galatians 2:16b
More than just having faith in Jesus Christ, we must have the faith of Jesus Christ; that is, we are to believe what Jesus, himself, believed.

It is a slippery slope to think of Christ, the Bible, or the apostles as being products of their environment's world view, currently regarded as uninformed and scientifically ignorant.

Jesus' abilities and approach to world renewal far surpasses anything modern "science" has been able to duplicate. What hospital can cure blindness, leprosy, or palsy with a touch? What psychiatrist can take hardened lunatics and turn them into wise counselors? What ethics class can take dishonest businessmen and turn them into upstanding citizens?

Early will a wise christian learn what Jesus, himself, believed and accept it as his/her own beliefs.

- fritz

1 comment:

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