Grace Ambassadors Bible Fellowship, Swayzee
A Pioneering Grace Church in Central Indiana
- Who: Grace Ambassadors Bible Fellowship
- Location: Swayzee, IN 46986
- Meetings: Sunday 10:00am; Tuesday 7:00pm | What to expect …
- Address: 6281 S 900 W Swayzee, IN 46986
This thread will be about scriptures, doctrines, our salvation and anything related to Christianity. Other fake religions are welcome to post here so that they will exposed for the doctrines of devils that they are. I think a good opening post is about "Putting on Christ" and how Christians are a new creation in Christ Jesus. Years ago before I got back in the word I would hear this said: "a new man/woman in Christ" and I didn't know what it meant. It sounded good but hard to do. Believing is all that's needed.
Edit : I won't pretend to "know" everything but enough that I can share the glorious gospel of Christ Jesus with anyone that's interested. I learn everyday from every kind of person. I expect dissension and animosity because NO hardcore unbeliever wants to hear the truth. It goes against our very nature as sinners. We can't stop sinning but we can be aware of the traps in this world designed to dumb us down like sheep. We are the sheep of the Lord and He is our Shepherd.
Who is the New Man - 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV - Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
The new man is not you cleaned up. It is not you getting serious about living right. It is not self-improvement, or turning over a new leaf. The new man is not a personal makeover, or a renewed commitment to be a better man.
Simply put, the new man is not you. The new man is Jesus Christ.
You can learn about the old man and the new man in Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15.
“The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” – 1 Corinthians 15:45
“For as by one man’s [Adam] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus Christ] shall many be made righteous.” – Romans 5:19
The new man is not identified by acting and appearing a certain way. The new man is about your new identity as a member of the body of Christ. It is identified by Christ in you. I'm having problems with editing posts, spelling errors etc. - sorry
When you trust the gospel of Christ, you are who Christ says you are. You are no longer in Adam, but in Christ. You are no longer a sinner, but sanctified. You are no longer a Jew or Gentile, but an ambassador for Christ.
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Putting Him On
A shower and a shave will not fix the old man. The old man needs to die. The only way to do this and live is to put on Christ.
You need the cross of Christ to crucify your old man, and the resurrection of Christ to regenerate you to righteousness, life, and peace.
“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” – Galatians 3:28
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” – Romans 6:3
This is what happens when you trust the gospel of the grace of God (Eph 1:13; Rom 5:1). You don’t put on a new set of religious clothes and behaviors; you put on the new man, Jesus Christ, and the new identity of who you are in Him.
The old man is dead (Rom 6:6). He cannot be cleaned up. He cannot be reformed. He cannot be a better man. Any effort to that end would be putting perfume on a pig. You need Christ crucified and risen to put on the new man.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20
The new man is not a new you or a new look, but Christ in you (Col 1:27). When your life is no longer yours, but his, you have put on the new man.
The Gospel of our Salvation: 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV -