Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


April 9, 2009

To be a Christian is to be forgiven, yes! Yet forgiveness inspires us to changed lives.

But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.  - 1 John 2:5,6 TNIV

IN / AS. To be "in Christ" is to be "as Christ." That doesn't mean wearing sandals and unkept hair and beard. The measurement John gives us: to claim to be "in him" is to live as him. Whoa! This is about substance, integrity of our beliefs. Do our words even remotely reflect our actions, and how we live? This is not speaking of perfection, but of an integrity of belief.

John is a bugger! He's in our face. Our words are in some way to correlate with our actions. That's the IN / AS thing.

Dale Patterson