The Christian is a new creation

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. (Romans 6:1-14 ESV) Read verses 6-14 on the site.

The Doctrine of Regeneration tells Christians that the life they live now will not be as it once was, but will take on the characteristics of regeneration. The Christian is a new creation….

The attributes of this pertain to spiritual quality rather than physical substance, however, the evidence of it will become manifest in how the Christian walks through each day and deals with the circumstances of life.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 ESV)

God’s ways are not man’s ways. His ways, while always right, will appear to the spiritually immature or the unregenerate as bizarre or wrong, or incomprehensible. Christ’s victory at the Cross was won by laying His life down as an acceptable sacrifice for the sins of His elect. The natural man cannot comprehend this. I know of Christians who still believe that Christ’s crucifixion was a great tragedy. No, while horrible and unjust according to the person of Christ Himself, it was all according to God’s plan and accomplished exactly what the Father willed and from it we have the focal point of God’s Word — The Doctrine of Substituionary Atonement.   View article →