The Paranthetic Ecclesia - A New Creation
The apostles and elders gathered together, forming the first Hebrew believers Council, to hear Paul and Barnabus give an account concerning God's work through them among the nations. James, the physical brother of Jesus, who took over the leadership of the believers said, "Hear me! Simon unfolds how God first visits the nations, to CALL OUT OF THEM a people for His Name."Acts 15:13-15
"So that, if ANYONE is IN CHRIST, there IS a new Creation: the primitive passed by. Lo! It has become new!"
"For as many as are immersed in Christ, put on Christ, in Whom there is NO Jew nor yet Greek, no slave yet free, no male and female, for you are all ONE in Christ Jesus.
This ecclesia is "blessed with every spiritual blessing among the celestials in Christ……"
"For we, the ecclesia, are His achievement, being CREATED in Christ Jesus for good works.
2 Cor 5: 18-21.
"Yet all is of God, Who conciliates us to Himself through Christ, and is giving us the dispensation of the conciliation, how that., in Christ, God was conciliating the world to Himself, not reckoning their offences to them, and placing in us, the word of the conciliation".
"All is of God", is the key to real evangelism. The keynote is CONCILIATION.God conciliating the sinner, not the sinner conciliating God by penance and prayers.
The sinner may be most offensive and insulting, but God does not reckon these offences against Him. God is not charging men with their sins, for Christ died for the sins.
2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.