The Vantage Point

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. (Tit 1:15)

The meaning of this verse can only be fully appreciated from a union perspective with the cross as the focal point. The regeneration involves a change of spirits. The old man died at the cross, and in the resurrection with Christ the new creation is mystically formed. The old master, that is, sin is cast out. Man is now a temple for God, a sacred place where the Spirit dwells.

From the moment of rebirth man is in God and God is in the flesh of man. In God there is no law. He is His own law, which is love. In Him everything is pure, in Him there is no variation or shadow due to change. In Him the believer’s mind and consciousness is renewed in accordance to the glory of God’s image.

The unbeliever’s focal point will always be himself. Whether he is good or he is evil, he is a container of sin following the prince of power of the air. For this person nothing is pure, and besides there is only one who is good – the Father – the instigator of our faith.

What a joy there is in the Father’s heart when one of His precious sons is led to the vantage point and the son in joyful awe gaze at the purity he now is joined together in and has been since the point of origin – the regeneration. In struggle, in temptation, in suffering and enduring mockery the consciousness has been brought from glory to glory until it reconciles its human condition with divinity.

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2 Responses to The Vantage Point

  1. Moriah says:

    I love this verse; it is one of my absolute favourites since Master “inducted” me into its sweetest mysteries (or at least, so I perceive and thus choose to characterize the entrance point at which I became aware of the living, permeating truth of this scripture). He loves us wholly and completely, even “scandalously”, and we are utterly His love-slaves and His purchased possession AND His bride (which includes consummation) AND His children. And all these things are pure, and for this cause do we adhere to the boundaries set forth in His law so as to give no occasion for stumbling to the children of disobedience, whose only stumbling block should be Christ Himself and the “foolishness” of the preaching of the Cross. But know this even still, that in Him we are freeborn, and any restraints we embrace upon ourselves are taken upon ourselves in love, that by all means we might be His vessels to save some.

  2. Ole Henrik says:

    Wonderfully put, Moriah! You are a true artist with words!

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