Questions Voice by Our Fore-Fathers
April 22, 2011
SOVEREIGN OR SLAVE?
SAVED OR LOST?
KING OR PEASANT?
“Who are you?” is a song that is used as a theme in CSI, the TV series. Who you are is a statement of fact regarding your identity. Most people identify themselves by name that also, in some measure, reflects their ancestry.
God usually applies two names to the same person in an effort to show the distinction between the two. Saul became Paul and Simeon became Peter. The old nature, Saul is transformed into the new creation, Paul.
The scripture that illustrates this distinction is Galatians 5:1, “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Also 2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
A Sovereign and a Christian are similar even though they are spelled differently. The sovereign is on the earth as a Pilgrim and a Stranger among others who are Fugitives and Vagabonds.