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Above and Beyond

By Chris Pelicano (bio - articles - email) | Mar 14, 2012

There is a war within each of us—the same war that rages around us in our culture. Our natural life—with its natural drives and natural logic, springing from our natural heart and mind—simply knows that it grasps the whole of reality. There is nothing else, or so it would seem.

But God intrudes on this natural landscape and brings Good News, which we eventually realize is bad news for the fallen life of which we have become so fond. A crisis ensues: our reality was nothing more than an erroneous opinion.

There is more to reality than our fallen nature led us to believe—so much more. And the first order of business is to believe, to accept from Christ, that reality exceeds fallen nature. The second order of business is to live according to this expanded reality (by grace through faith)—above and beyond our fallen nature.

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