Christ is all!

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  1. Martin Marprelate

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    Col. 1:28. 'Him we preach.....'
    I wonder if anyone finds that a little surprising? Shouldn't it be 'which we preach'? Aren't we supposed to preach the doctrines concerning our Lord and the way of salvation. Yet Paul says here that we are to preach Christ.

    2 Tim. 1:12. 'For I know whom I have believed.....'
    Again, Paul doesn't say, 'I know what I have believed.' Nor does He say, 'I know about whom I have believed. I have studied Christian doctrine and the Bible to the point where I could answer questions on them on Mastermind, so now I'm all sorted out with God.'

    John 14:6. 'I am the way, the truth and the life.......'
    Again, it is not the doctrines concerning Christ that are the way to heaven, He is.

    Of course we need to know our doctrine and our Bible; we can't know a person, unless we know something about Him. But the doctrines and the learning are means to an end, and that end is Christ. 'That I may gain Christ, and be found in Him.....' (Phil. 3:8-9). The rest is rubbish (or worse), says Paul. To have all knowledge, all the arguments at your fingertips, and not to know Christ, is abysmal failure.

    I found this lovely quotation by a 19th Century preacher called W.S. Plumer:
    W.S. Plumer, Rock of our Salvation. Sprinkle Publications, 1995.
     
  2. Martin Marprelate

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    It is interesting that a thread on drink has had over 100 comments in a day, while a thread entitled 'Christ is all!' gets none.
     
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    Martin,

    I think you have hit the exact Key of what Paul also stated in Philippians 3:

    9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; 11 in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

    It is one thing to preach about, and a whole other matter to teach and preach what one knows by experience and and intimate fellowship.
     
  4. Martin Marprelate

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    :thumbs: From one aged man to another- thanks for commenting.
     
  5. Earth Wind and Fire

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    Tell that to theJews
     
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    Not strange at all, you just haven't been on here long enough!... Brother Glen
     
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    Wonder how that would play out in the Calvy cafe???
     
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    Absolutely He is the only way. But just like you state further down. One must have a doctrine of Christ that reflects Him as Lord and Saviour. You must have a doctrine of Christology that reflects the Son of man for who is. The quote you posted describes Christ very eloquently and in fact one of the most comprehensive descriptions I have read.

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  9. SovereignGrace

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    Wonderful post, Martin. :thumbsup:
     

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