|Galatians 2:20 |
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.3 And the life, which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. [Christendom, with no knowledge of how to carry a cross, presumes that they have been crucified with Christ by imputation, which is make-believe Christianity. You must mortify your sinful nature on the inward cross of self denial so that you are freed of sin.]
3 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. When you have been crucified on the inward cross of self-denial, your selfish mind and spirit are dead, replaced by the mind and the spirit of Christ. So, it is Christ who rules your heart, it is Christ who supplies your words and thoughts, and it is Christ who directs your works. For this is why he redeemed us from all sin and purified with a zeal for good works, being his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has ordained before that we should walk in. Tit 2:14, Eph 2:10. We become a junior part of God, in union with Christ and God. We are dead; but the pure part of us lives in union with Christ, the entirely new creature, old things having passed away, renewed after the image of Christ.