Posted by: SandreS | March 29, 2009

Participation in Christ’s Nature

Think of it! Through the Son, we have been brought into union with the nature of the Father Himself. We often hear of the believer having a new nature. This new nature is not a new nature of our own; it is the very nature of God.

Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (II Peter 1:4).

The idea is not that we somehow will become God, but that we are partakers of His nature – growing into the likeness and character of the Father – through the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ.

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord (II Corinthians 3:18).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook


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