THE CRISIS OF A CHRISTLESS CHRISTIANITY

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THE CRISIS OF A CHRISTLESS CHRISTIANITY
by Chip Brogden

http://www.watchman.net/articles/crisis.html

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"If we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another"¦" (I John 1:7a).

True fellowship is grounded in Jesus first of all. Fellowship with others on THAT basis is
neither forced, nor orchestrated; it is effortless, spontaneous, and full of life. Fellowship
naturally occurs because we have all seen and heard the same thing from the Lord - we are
walking in the same Path towards Christ as all in all. We are in one accord not because we all
look, think, and act just the same, but because we all, in spite of our differences, have God's
End in mind.

If we look to one another for fellowship apart from what we have seen and heard of the Lord then
we are limiting ourselves to relationships with people with whom we naturally get along with. If
we see fellowship as the reason for our existence as Christians then, ironically, we will never
be satisfied. We cannot know one another according to the flesh and find contentment. We cannot
properly discern the Body until we establish communion with its Head. Life is given and received
only as we stand with one another in relationship to Christ.

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