Subpar Christians

Subpar Christians
In listening to a message I heard a preacher say there are a lot of “subpar Christians.” I do not believe that for a moment.

Gods holy word says, “we are complete in Him” (Col. 2:9-10). They also say, “he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified” (Heb 10:14). Christ is “made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption”.

Where is anything subpar about that? All Gods people are ONE IN CHRIST, whether Jew, Gentile bond or free. Christ is all in all!

I know there are “babes, young men, and fathers,” but the babe in Christ is as complete in Christ as the father in the faith. There are no degrees in any believers standing before God; all are “made the righteousness of God in Christ;” all are “made new creatures in Christ”.

Men make statements and try to present degrees or different levels of Christians, and of course they are themselves at the highest level. This is blasphemous. It dishonors Christ and his work of redemption, and makes men look to doing something to attain a higher level of Christianity, and they do that because neither they nor the preacher know Christ or the gospel. There is no higher ground, no higher level or anything else than Christ.

“Subpar Christian” is the creation of a wicked and depraved mind. “Today thou shall be with ME in paradise” is what our Lord said to the thief beside him. This man had just became a believer, had just seen Christ for who he was. He didn’t have time to “live right,” “to do a good work for Jesus.” But he went into glory with Christ his savior, why because Christ made him complete, clothed him with his righteousness.
Don Bell

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