Saturday, October 30, 2010

DIY Tree or Life Tree?

No amount of scrubbing can make you clean when you are totally clean already! There is a happy message that informs us that all D.I.Y systems are irrelevant::::::::::

God's wisdom (revealed in the success of the cross) puts the rest out of business! (When it comes to real answers to the dilemma of mankind,) they have all closed shop, the airy-fairy's, the philosophers, the academics, the smooth-talkers, the lot!
1Co 1:21

By suspicious scrutiny the sense-ruled world surveys the works of God in creation and still do not recognise or acknowledge him; in sharp contrast to this, the foolishness of the message we proclaim brings God's work of saving (his image in) us into faith's focus. (What we preach cancels every basis for boasting in personal contribution, this seems folly to the DIY systems of this world.)
1Co 1:22

The Jews crave signs (to confirm their doubts)
while the Greeks revel in philosophical debate!

(Both groups are addicted to the soul realm)
1Co 1:23

The crucified Christ is the message we publicly proclaim, to the disgust of the Jews while the Greeks think we are wacky!
1Co 1:24

The dynamic of God's wisdom is the fact that both Jew and Greek are surnamed in Christ.
1Co 1:25

It seems so foolish that God should die man's death on the cross, it seems so weak of God to suffer such insult; yet man's wisest schemes and most powerful display of genius cannot even begin to comprehend or compete with God in his weakest moment on the cross.
1Co 1:26

You might as well admit it my Brothers, it was not your academic qualifications or your good looks or social connections that influenced God to identify you in Christ.
1Co 1:27

It is almost as if God deliberately handpicked the wacky of this world to embarrass the wise; the rejects to put to shame the noble.
1Co 1:28-------Mirror Translation

Sunday, October 24, 2010


2:17 However, if in our quest to discover righteousness by faith in what Christ did for us, we find that it is still possible to stumble, do not now label yourself a sinner yet again! The fact that you sinned does not cancel the cross of Christ and gives you no reason to abandon justification by faith as if Christ is to be blamed for your distraction! That would be absurd! (Now all of a sudden you want to keep the law again to further add to your righteousness as if Christ did not achieve enough. Do not let your experience invent a new grace-law mixture doctrine.)

2:18 Only a con artist will try to be a law-man and a grace-man at the same time!

2:19 My co-crucifixion with Christ is valid! I am not making this up; in His death I died to the old system of trying to please God with my own good behavior! God made me alive together with Christ (in His resurrection! Hos.6:2, Eph.2:5. How can any human effort improve on this!)

2:20 The terms, co-crucified and co-alive defines me now. Christ in me and I in Him! (John 14:20) His sacrificial love is evidence of His persuasion of my righteousness! (He believes in my innocence; it would be offensive to continue to seek to be justified by personal effort!)

2:21 It is a insult to the grace of God to prefer Moses to Jesus!
If the law could justify you then Jesus wasted His time dying your death!
(That would reduce salvation to a ludicrous contest between your obedience and the obedience of Christ! Rom.5:19)

Galatians - Mirror translation.

Perfect in Christ

The words we speak resonate revelation wisdom in those who understand how perfect they are in Christ; this wisdom supersedes every secular kind; suddenly what once seemed wise and good advice has become useless information. (All popular programs towards improved moral behaviour are now outdated. 1Co 1:30 By God's design are we associated in Christ; he is our claim to fame! He is our wisdom; a wisdom that reveals how righteous, sanctified and redeemed we are in Him. In God's economy, Christ represents us; what man could never achieve through personal discipline and willpower as taught in every religion, God's faith accomplished on behalf of man.)
1 Corinthians 2:6 Mirror translation


Saturday, October 23, 2010

successfully completed work of the cross

1:9 Let me be blatant and clear about this: any gospel that does not emphasise the successfully completed work of the cross is a counterfeit and produces nothing but the curse! - Mirror Translation

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