Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Exchanged Life

   Introducing the Exchanged Life by Pastor Stoney W. Shaw, M. Div. and The Exchanged Life-an Historical Perspective by Charles R. Solomon, Ed. D. are just two of the articles in the June 2002 quarterly titled Journal of In-Glo Ministries.

   The following are a few random quotes from these two articles.

“In the fifth century, St. Patrick (390-461) penned a poem:
Not I but Christ be honored, loved, exalted;
Not I but Christ be seen, be known, be heard;
No I but Christ in every look or action
Not I but Christ in every thought and word.

   The Exchanged Life teaching is founded solidly in the New Testament Scriptures. For instance:

26 ‘…the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.
27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
28 Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
29 To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.’ Col. 1:26-29

1  ‘If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.
2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.’ Col. 3:1-4

‘I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.’  Gal. 2:20

   More can be found in 2 Cor. 4:7-12; 5:14-15, 17, but most clearly in Romans 6, 7, and 8.

   The following authors and articles are a good collection of contemporary leaders and teachers of the Exchanged Life and all that it means to true believers in Christ.
   Writers such as Andrew Murray, Hudson Taylor, Ruth Paxon [Paxson] [see EL News Oct 27 to Nov 24 for Called Unto Holiness], Miles Stanford, Hannah Whitehall Smith, Jesse Penn-Lewis, L.E. Maxwell, Watchman Nee, F.B. Meyer, D.L. Moody, Amy Carmichael, A.T. Pierson, C.A. Coates, T. Austin-Sparks, Charles Trumbull, N.B. Harrison, Evan Hopkins, F.J. Huegel, J.E. Conant and C.I. Scofield, would be only a start from the past.
   More contemporary writers are Dr. Charles Solomon, John Woodward, Lee LeFebre, Mike Wells, Dr. Neil T. Anderson, Bob George, David Needham, Jack Taylor, Bill Gillham, Ken Boa, and Steve McVey would be only a beginning for today.”


How would you purchase books by these authors or out of print books? Several web sites are www.alibris.com/, http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bakerbookshttps://www.biblegateway.com/kregel, and www.booksearch.com/index.html.  If anyone is taking a vacation to the central states, Baker Book House and Kregel Books are in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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