Monthly Archives: September 2015
What Is A Christian?
Part 1: A New Creation
A Christian is one who has been born again of water and Spirit (John 3:3-5). There is now a new life in place of the old one. There is a new creature which has been brought into existence through the seed of God’s word (II Corinthians 5:17). The Bible teaches that the “former things” are passed away. This means that a Christian’s old sins are washed away and no longer separate him or her from God. This means that a Christian’s conscience is purged of the guilt and grief, the residue of disobedient living. This means that the old mind of the old man is no longer in control and that the corruptive character of the carnal lifestyle is a thing of the past. This means that a Christian is no longer a slave to unrighteousness and a captive to death and damnation. These are the “former things,” the old stuff that ceases to be in Christ Jesus.