Friday, January 11, 2013

Perfection through Faith in Christ

by M. J. Joachim
Visualize it if you will. Jesus was considered certifiably nuts, enough so to be crucified. All systems of His time had their structure, order and authority established, well-documented and securely in place – oftentimes with plans for future generations, should “the people” do what was required of them.

Along comes a guy like Jesus, a man like any other man, stirring up trouble. Of course they killed Him! It is only by the grace of God that we weren’t there to be participants in, or bystanders of, His brutal torture and killing.

So you can imagine the Early Church – the Roman hierarch believing so many things were under their control, only to be challenged by a group of heathens, preaching that Jesus (whom they had already killed) was alive! “He is the way and path to freedom, the Righteous One!”

I leave you with a quote from St. Paul,

“I look on everything as so much rubbish if only I can have Christ and be given a place in Him. I am no longer trying for perfection by my own efforts, the perfection that comes from the Law, but I want only the perfection that comes through faith in Christ, and is from God and based on faith.”

Happy Friday, kind followers,
Until next time,

M. J.

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