How can we, as Christians, ever forget, or minimize the wonderful relationship we have with God in Christ Jesus. To be partakers of the Divine Nature should in itself make it clear to us that there is no place in our lives for the kind of hatred that so many extremists exhibit as they turn the entire world against the very idea of a spirituality that it so desperately needs.
“Partakers of the divine nature.”
2 Peter 1:4
To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature. Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the first man Adam was made in the image of God, so we, by the renewal of the Holy Spirit, are in a yet diviner sense made in the image of the Most High, and are partakers of the divine nature. We are, by grace, made like God. “God is love”; we become love–“He that loveth is born of God.” God is truth; we become true, and we love that which is true: God is good, and he makes us good by his grace, so that we become the pure in…
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