“Through His incarnate life, death, resurrection, and ascension Jesus Christ has established his relationship with His Father, His relationship with the Holy Spirit, and His relationship with fallen humanity and broken creation inside our darkness and sin, unrighteousness and treachery, using our own rejection of Him as His way of relationship. Submitting Himself to our murder, He transformed our betrayal into our adoption, and our fallen humanity into the temple of the Holy Spirit.”
C. Baxter Kruger
For the longest time I misunderstood salvation. I thought being saved meant that I could finally wipe the sweat off my brow that I wasn’t going to hell anymore. I thought being saved meant that God was no longer mad at me. I thought that being saved meant I was going to heaven.
Being saved doesn’t mean I was being saved from hell. I was being saved from sin.
Being saved doesn’t mean that God is no longer mad at me. I am waking up to the truth that God is my Father, head-over-heels love, and never mad at me.
Being saved doesn’t mean that I’m going to heaven when I die. I am in heaven on earth and I’m bringing heaven to every situation that I’m in.
The goal of the salvation experience is metanoia. Your mind being transformed.
Do not allow current religious tradition to mold you into its pattern of reasoning. Like an inspired artist, give attention to the detail of God’s desire to find expression in you. Become acquainted with perfection. To accommodate yourself to the delight and good pleasure of him will transform your thoughts afresh from within.
Romans 12:2 MIRROR
And, one final quote.
“Yes, transformation is often more about unlearning than learning, which is why the religious traditions call it “conversion” or “repentance.”
― Richard Rohr