I learned that Jesus Christ had died for my sins and was raised again so that I might experience God’s forgiveness and new life in Him. At that moment, I turned my life over to Christ. I prayed, “Lord Jesus, if You can change me, come into me and do it. I sure need to be changed."
Is this, then, what Jesus had in mind when He talked of an “abundant life”? No! But if people have never experienced anything different, they will accept their predicament as normal. They will assume “that’s just the way it is."
I knew the Bible frontward and backward, but that knowledge alone didn’t change my condition. In my experience, Jesus got lost in the Bible.
Lord, I don’t care what the organization that I used to be with taught me. I don’t care what the church I’m in or the denomination to which I belong has taught me. I want You to teach me afresh, all over again. I want to know the truth that You promised would set me free. I’m tired of listening to people. I’m ready to listen to You.
More than anything else, I wanted to know more fully the Person of Jesus Christ whom the Bible reveals. I thank God with all my heart that He led me to find what I was looking for—a return to Classic Christianity.
Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ did not come just to get men out of hell and into heaven; He came to get Himself out of heaven and into men!
The issue in salvation is life and death. Jesus Christ, spiritually alive, laid down His life for us. Why? So that He could give His life to us!
Until you rest in the finality of the cross, you will never experience the reality of the resurrection.
There is only one way to determine your identity that cannot be shaken, one foundation that cannot be taken away from you: “I am a child of God.”
We don’t need a good self-image. We need a proper self-image—one that comes from God’s Word.
The most powerful, life-changing power in existence is the message of God’s unconditional love and acceptance in Jesus Christ.
God will never love or accept you one ounce less or one ounce more than He does right this minute. That’s a truth to build a life on!
The goal of the Christian life is not to stop sinning! It is to start trusting.
To be filled with the Spirit is to be totally filled with the knowledge of God’s love and grace in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ laid down His life for us, so that He could give His life to us, so that He could live His life through us! That’s the entire gospel in a nutshell.
We must first receive God’s unconditional love and acceptance for us before we will ever learn to love Him in return.
You may not know what will happen to you tomorrow, but you can know that the same Christ who loves you perfectly today is already there.
Listen, open the door of your heart, and discover that Classic Christianity is a Person—the living Lord Jesus Christ.
Classic Comments Loosened me from the grip...

Loosened me from the grip...

Published in 1989, this 205 page book loosened me from the grip of my false perceptions of God and Christianity.  On Easter Sunday in 1990, I closed the book and stepped from the cabin into the cool Sierra sunshine. I closed my eyes, feeling the warmth of the sun against my face. I began to experience a sensation of chains sliding from my body and soul, followed by a heavy thud as the entanglement fell to the ground. The eyes of my heart were opened at that moment in a way that was entirely new and very freeing! “This is the day of Christ’s resurrection,” I pondered, “and it is also the day of my new and resurrected life!”

I first heard the author of  “Classic Christianity,” Bob George, during his radio program around 1986. “People to People” became a daily part of my commute in the Bay Area of California. I drove the Monterey Bay to San Francisco Bay area  routes five days a week. Immediately, I  felt these broadcasts shed light on many dark areas of my thinking. I soon learned how religious legalism had formed  warped ideas about my Father God, about myself and others. This was the beginning of my coming to know and experience a new kind of life. The Life of Christ living in me and I in Him! A life that gives us some of heaven here on earth. A life of giving up the struggle, and a life of submitting to God as He lives His life through me!

Many years have past since that Resurrection Day memorial. I continue to find peace and patience in God’s own timing of everything, including my coming to know Him more personally through His Son, Jesus. It seems to take such a long time in becoming more like His Son, but it’s okay with me because He’s in charge of everything, including my progress in life on this earth."

Greg L Johnson

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