by Jason Cruise
When Jesus saved me, He did not redeem the character flaws, bad habits, and hangups of my natural self. That may have come with the redemption package, but that was not the end game He had in mind.
According to Paul, Jesus' game plan was to kill me dead.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live ... (Galatians 2:20)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
So, it is critical then, my brother, that you do not tote around the weight of a dead man who was formerly you, for dead men have no place in the chambers of a man where life has been bought with a price.