Did you know you can change your thinking and behavior without changing your nature? God searches the heart for evidence of Christ effecting change within. He judges according to the weight, measure, and rule of the substantive evidence found within which cannot be formed by the power and will of Man.
When I'm talking change of nature, I'm talking about Christ Centered Spiritual Transformation which is the promise of God and hope of the righteous. As Chief Apostle Peter brought out, it is through the spiritual priesthood of Christ that we are made partakers of the divine power for divine change. This pertains to the new man being formed in us by the effectual working of Christ in our souls which is also known as the operation of God. (1 Peter 2:5, 2 Peter 1:3-4, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Colossians 2:12)
This is in contrast to the religious traditions and philosophies which are prominently observed by the children of disobedience who are calling themselves Christians but are not know by Him through this divine work in their hearts. Jesus made mention of this when speaking to the religious leaders of His day: "Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye." (Mark 7:13)
The carnal minded see Jesus as a providing teachings by which they transform themselves by changing their thinking and behavior by the bending of their will to what they interpret as His teachings. But this is not according to the doctrine taught by His apostles who set faith within the context of the spiritual priesthood framed by Truth and made effectual by His Spirit.
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