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Class 5: Risen To Eternal Life


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Part 2: Old things are passed away

(This is part 2 of 9 parts in this class)


It's like the time when Jesse Duplantis met up with his old friends immediately after he'd become a new creation in Christ. They were wide eyed and asked, "What happened? You look real different." He was very direct and his answer was immediate, "I died!" How could he say that? Because that's what the Bible says happened.


The Bible declares,

For you died, and your life has been hidden with Christ in God.

Colossians 3:3 - Wuest's Expanded translation


He died; we likewise died! This is why we can confidently affirm old things are passed away. We also rose again! This is why we can also say all things have become new!

Doesn't that thrill you? It does me! Think of it - "old things are passed away". It doesn't matter what I was - that has all died. All that matters is what I am now. I am now a new creation in Christ! I am risen with Christ.


How many believers today are conscious that they died and old things are passed away? It doesn't look like many to me. It's hard to handle problems of the flesh and of the soul when you don't realise you died with Christ and were raised again with Him to eternal life. Give yourself a break and get permanently conscious of your death and resurrection with Christ by the miracle of water baptism.