The New Creature in Christ   1 comment

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Above:  Blessing of the Water of Baptism, The Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta, Georgia, April 28, 2013

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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2 Cor. 5, 17

This new creation is the mightiest work wrought in man.  He can not do it; only God can.  All must be created anew, no exception.  In what respect are they new creatures?

1.  In their relation to God.  They do not regard Him as an enemy; they love Him and seek his presence.

2.  To men.  No one does he hate; loves all men.  All are his brothers.

3.  To Satan.  He is  no longer their master.  They resist him instead of doing his evil will.

4.  Are new in their natures.  Their plans and purposes are all changed.  They come to live for others.

5.  Their hearts are purified with love.  Now they love righteousness.  Heaven is dear; earth recedes.

6.  Their wills are now subdued to do the divine will.  They are ready to do his will.

7.  Their whole lives are new.  Their habits are regulated according to the Lord’s will.  All things are become new.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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