Part 4 - The Application of Faith
Overview: Reckoning Members to be of Christ
A third area of reckoning, where faith is to be applied, is the believer's position in the body of Christ. Jesus Christ dwells in and works through His people, the church. In reckoning Paul says to "present yourselves to God." This is in two ways: As being alive from the dead, and as members to be used by God as instruments of righteousness. Belief in Christ as the Truth includes a belief that the church is the body of Christ over which He is the head, and in which He dwells. An important aspect of reckoning is to reckon that one is a member of that body and an instrument through which Christ operates.