To come at the issue from another angle, too many Christians are suffering from homiletical shell-shock. They have been blasted and blistered, flogged and flayed, challenged and charged by one preacher after another to improve their spiritual standard of living, but often without a biblical explanation of what a Christian already is. Yet, surely, this is the only proper place to begin. To put it in a nutshell, the Bible's moral teaching amounts to this: we are to become what we are. It is my conviction that if Christians could get a firm grasp of this, then follow through its implications, their lives would be immeasurably enriched, and it is this conviction that led to the series of studies contained in this little book.
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