The mind of Christ

10 September 2021

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

Do you have the mind of Christ?

In 1. Cor 2:16, we read: For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

To have the mind of Christ is to imitate His life (1. Cor 4), and those who do imitate His life and have His mind are the only ones who are saved. (1. John 2)

Do you imitate the life of Christ?

Imitating the life of Christ does not mean you live the supernatural life doing miracles, healing the sick, and raising the dead. It does not mean you go about doing good, feeding the poor. To understand what it means to imitate the life of Christ, we have to know how He lived.

Most Christians see Christ as the only miracle worker in His time, but the truth is there were others like Him who healed people and raised the dead. So miracles are not something specific only for Christ or only for Christians. The only things that separated Christ from the other miracle workers were His teachings and His obedience to the law of Moses. So if we are to imitate the life of Christ and have the mind of Christ, we have to obey the law of Moses as He did.

We know for a fact that most Christians today are taught a lie when it comes to the law of Moses. They are trained to disobey the law and to see the law as evil and sinful. The Bible clearly says the law is easy to obey, it is our only way to show Yehovah and Jesus that we love them, and we are righteous if and only if we follow the law.

This, of course, does not mean that the law saves us. Nowhere in the Old or the New Testament does it say the law saves us. But what it does say is that if Yehovah saves us, we are obligated to respond to His salvation with obedience to the law. This is called repentance when we turn from our wicked, sinful lawless life and start obeying the law.

So what happens when Christians are taught to disobey the law? They lose their salvation because their faith in the cross is dead, and unable to save them. (James 2). This is why we can say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, we need the mind of Christ to be saved.

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