Sunday, April 22, 2018

In Christ We Are Being Conformed To The Image of Christ-social distinctions are of no value

Colossians 3:9-11 “Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices,
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—
a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.”
Those who have been regenerated by the power of God unto salvation have put on the new self which is according to the same image- the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, and they all share in the same mind, the same doctrine, the same conduct, and the same persecutions, regardless of race or social standing.
So such social distinctions are of no regard for regenerated believers, because they all are being conformed to the same image. Those who would make much of fleshly distinctions do so because they themselves have not been joined to Christ nor do they conform to that One image.

~Matt Lawrence

Well put. We consider things according to Christ--that which is spiritual (which is real & true) versus that which is according to the flesh (which is merely appearance & temporal).

2Co 5:16  Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. 
2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 

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