fredag 23. september 2016

It is about four steps

It is a short distance from the idea that the body represents the court of the temple, to this important verse: 
Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness.
Rom 6:13
This verse makes up the third step in Watchman Nee's book "The Normal Christian Life" (1).  The book has sold in more than 1 mill. copies. It was in the sequence of reading this book and studying Romans that I experienced one of my holiness-milestones. Nee states that holiness is the “normal” for a Christian. He sees salvation as “redemption from sin” and holiness as “redemption from what you are without Christ to what you are in Him”

This is in line with the teaching of “Full salvation” found both in the teaching of Brengle, and Catherine and William Booth – by the latter expressed wonderfully in the song “O, Boundless Salvation”.

Nee is very conscious to stress the fact that the cross of Jesus is the foundation both for salvation and sanctification! Built on Romans 6 – 8, he gives us four steps to the realisation of “The Normal Christian Life":


'Manna' for today:
Holiness is a normal consequense of a life in Christ!
(1) Watchman Nee: “The Normal Christian Life” - Kingsway Publications -2005

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