Monday, May 16, 2011

Being in Christ vs. Being in Christianity

What if it is very difficult for a modern day Christian to experience what it really means to be "in Christ"?  What if the reason for all those books and teachings about who a Christian is in Christ is that we just don't experience it?  I mean what if we need all these reminders just because it's not a reality in our lives?  What if the reason that it's not a reality in our lives is that we traded being "in Christ" for being in Christianity?  What if being "in Christ" means to be outside of or free from religion/Christianity (and it's nagging thought: "I'm not good enough for God.  I have to change.")?  What if the freedom that Christ wants to bring is at odds with Christianity?   What if religion has to make way for something new?  "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2.Cor.5:17

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I think you're right. We have traded "in Christ" for "in Christianity". Ask a person who he "is in Christ" and you will likely get a general theological statement of some sort, applicable to any Christian.

    These days I prefer to be "who I am, in Christ" rather than "who I am in Christ". If that makes any sense...