Originally posted by Rajk999
In another thread, I said : :"Jesus is the model of righteousness and His teachings leads one to living righteously. But he now goes back to God. The Holy Spirit will now serve as the model that Christians can emulate "
Sonship says : "Where are we told to "emulate" Jesus ?"
Do Christians share this view of sonship, that we are not required to emulate [meaning to imitate or try to be like] Jesus.Christ.
What does emulate mean in your opinion?
As I see this word when I look it up it goes that we are trying to be like the one we are
to emulate. So how does one emulate a Spirit?
Beside scripture teaches something a wee bit better than emulate when it comes to
the Spirit of God. We receive the Spirit in us, isn't that better than trying to be like a spirit?
So following the Spirit's lead in our lives instead of walking in flesh, we follow the Spirit of
God we will not be condemned. This following the Spirit is so important that if you do not
have the Spirit of God you do not belong to God according to scripture.
I'd also put to you that Christ isn't gone away from us as a matter of fact if He isn't in you
then you can be labeled a reprobate. So do you examine yourself, is Christ in you, that
seems important. You can follow the example of Christ in scripture you don't even have
to have Christ in your life for that, but do you have Christ in you?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.