LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

MacArthur on Christ-likeness

This is an excerpt from an article found here...http://www.gty.org/resources.php?section=articles&aid=28

"No one is going to put forth that kind of effort, however, unless there is some reward at the end. For Paul, and us as well, it is "that for which I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:12). Paul's prize, and ours, is the very purpose God had in saving us: "Whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son" (Rom. 8:29). God saved us so that we might become like Christ, and as a result, that should be our lifelong pursuit. "

Did you see that last sentence? "God saved us so that we might become like Christ, and as a result, that should be our lifelong pursuit. "

3 Comments:

Blogger bluecollar said...

This is the beginning of a series of posts where Calvinist authors are quoted concerning Christ-likeness, God's whole reason for saving us.

December 26, 2006 12:03 PM

 
Blogger Baptist Girl said...

Mark,

I often think of the obedience Jesus showed, when He hung on the cross and shed His blood for us. We sometimes forget about the 33 years he lived perfectly. The righteousness He lived and fulfilled gave us the righteousness we now have, undeservingly. Our desire should be to give back through obedience in our walk.1 John 2:3-6



Cristina

(Thankyou for your prayers dear brother)

December 26, 2006 2:30 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Mark,
Very good post and this promises to be a good series. I just posted a piece on living water flowing from grace which is kinda of like what you are doing. I hope you want mind my leaving a direct link to it.... Grace is living water

December 27, 2006 12:37 AM

 

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