- Bob Holmes
Beyond The Catch-22 ~ The Third Way of Christ
Between the two extremes of the left and the right, there is a third way, the way of transcendence, the Way of Christ.
In Christ, we include both the liberal and the conservative sides of ourselves. We include the sovereignty of God and the responsibility of mankind. In Christ, both law and grace are included and transcended into wholeness.
The two do not disappear, but we come at them from the mind of Christ, heaven’s view of unity and wholeness. We are able to choose love and grace every time because it’s who we are in the eternal present.
Transcendence is a mode of being, a conscious shift into the oneness and unity of eternity that incompasses our time/space continuum. It’s to dwell in Christ, to walk in heaven on earth. It’s what Scripture means when it says, “Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh.” It’s living a resurrected life in Christ.
We die to our ego daily that we might live as a new creation in Christ.
Paul alludes to this when he says The first Adam was a human being, but the last Adam, (Jesus) was a life-giving spirit. And so we are both in Christ.
It’s what Jesus meant when he said, Abide in me and I in you, for apart from me you can do nothing.
In Christ, we are human beings’ conclusion. We are life-giving spirits…embodied, incarnated with the Spirit of God in the flesh. When we die to our ego, we are emptied of that individualism that separates us without and within so that we might be filled to overflowing with eternal life. This is what Jesus said to Martha right before he brought Lazarus back from the dead…” if you live and believe in me you will never die.”