Christ is the Greatest Reality

Christ is the greatest reality. He is more real than we are. He is more real than others and our fallen perception of everything outside of us. When encountered we learn that he is more real then anything else, and the more distanced an object or being is from Him, the less real it becomes.

If we want to discover ourselves, we must sacrifice all of our self-images and telestial preoccupations to know him, and this is the only way to know our true selves. It is the only way we can truthfully perceive our world and others.

As our knowledge and awareness of Christ moves from our theories, hopes, and imagination – and his reality and the truth of his being becomes revealed to us, the truth or falsehood of everything else also becomes clear. The revelation of Christ consumes how we see everything else. And so does our rejection of Christ.

If we reject him in any way we, in the same moment, reject a part of ourselves. We cannot be our true self until we are completely transformed into a new creature in Christ. That is the true self.

Any effort to establish an identity outside of Christ is a denial of him and veils us from our true identity. We deny ourselves and him, and become fastened in the image of a false God.

We are either choosing him to be the God of our world, or we are choosing ourself to be the God of our world.

If we imagine up to ourselves Christ, our image of him will always be filtered through the perceptions of our fallen nature.
He can only be known by the power of the Holy Ghost. As we seek deep repentance and to be reconciled to his spirit, only then can we know him.
If we seek to project what we think he should be like and relate to our imagination of him, we will be taken in by a false Christ, one made in our own image.
He is the God of truth, and unless the truth be in us, we cannot know him. He will remain veiled.
Repentance – deep fundamental repentance –  is the only path to know him. We cannot visualize him, nor can we make him a creation of our vain imaginations. He is more real than we are, and any image of him not born of the illumination of the Holy Ghost must be redeemed and changed.

Author: Todd McLauchlin

This is an LDS site that is dedicated to the invitation of the gospel of Jesus Christ to awake and arise to the great promises of redemption and transformation. My name is Todd Mclauchlin and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have a love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and would like to share openly my feelings, testimony, and personal perspectives of the Doctrine of Christ. I currently reside in Draper, Utah.

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