Category Archives: Apotheosis

The Holy Spirit? A Sly and Cheeky One She is!

C. Baxter Kruger’s newest book, Patmos, is currently being widely reviewed. Its ostensible theme is radical mysticism, the union of humanity with God, contained in the oft-repeated slogan, “Separation or Union.” For many people the notion of humanity’s union with God, … Continue reading

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Seeing in a Mirror the Glory of the Lord

The next passage I want us to consider is 2 Corinthians 3:18.  For all its profound depth, it is expressed quite simply, and boils down to one simple question.  When you look into a mirror, what do you see? You … Continue reading

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The Fullness of God in Christ is God’s People Themselves

As we read in 2 Corinthians 12:4, Paul believed he had heard something in heaven that he was forbidden to repeat.  Yet Paul was unable to keep this surpassing revelation a total secret.  The unutterable truth he heard comes out … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Complete Identification with the People

   “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Jesus’ complete One-ness with the People is seen in Saul’s very first encounter with him. “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” Paul’s entire ministry reflects the revelation of the perfect union … Continue reading

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The Spirit and the Bride

  Important Pairs Some people say that the Triune God has always been characterized by plurality.  In the creation story we read, “And God said, “Let us create man in our own image.” One important pair is in Ephesians 5 … Continue reading

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Heretical? Maybe. Biblical? Very Likely.

I just received this comment from my fellow blogger, Charles Kinnaird, over at Not Dark Yet.  I’d like to share it with you.  Ron, Rather than pointing out that you are “treading on dangerous ground,” I will say that you are … Continue reading

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“You’re Calling the Church is God?” No, God Called it Into Existence.

  In the late 70s I presented a short version of this teaching to Rev. Dick Jefferson, my Spirit-filled American Baptist pastor at the time.  His exact words in reply: “Be careful how you say this.”  Thus far we have … Continue reading

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Partners in the Divine Nature

The deity of the Church is supported by a number of passages from Paul and that very succinct passage in John 17. One of the most impressive single expressions of that early church teaching is found in 2 Peter 1:4, … Continue reading

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Seated In Heavenly Places — Right Now

According to Paul, the power of God raised Jesus from the dead, that same power raised us into those same heavenly places, where we are currently seated in Christ. We are in Christ, and Christ is seated in heavenly places.  This … Continue reading

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Jesus + Believer = One Spirit

  So far we have looked at the perfect union of Christ and Bride (One Flesh with Christ), the perfect union of Father, Son and All Believers (Perfectly One in the Father and the Son), and the identical stone material … Continue reading

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