"We have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" (2 Corinthians 5:1)
The supreme purpose of the Christian religion is to make men like God in order that they may act like God. In Christ, the verbs "to be" and "to do" follow each other in that order.
True religion leads to moral action. The only true Christian is the practicing Christian.
Such a one is in very reality an incarnation of Christ as Christ is the incarnation of God; not in the same degree and fullness of perfection, for there is nothing in the moral universe equal to that awful mystery of godliness which joined God and man in eternal union in the person of the Man Christ Jesus; but as the fullness of the Godhead was and is in Christ, so Christ is in the nature of the one who believes in Him in the manner prescribed in the Scriptures.
It appears that too many Christians want to enjoy the thrill of feeling right but are not willing to endure the inconvenience of being right.
~A. W. Tozer~