His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. (2 Peter 1:3-4, ESV)
God’s children have been given the incredible gift of the Holy Spirit. Through God’s Spirit we have been given access to the Father and the Son. So how can we settle for anything less than experiencing His presence? Jesus died not only to forgive us our sins, but also to free us from our sin. We are called to partake of the divine nature of God himself. God was meant to be experienced, not just examined or debated. He is the very essence of love and we have access to him through prayer.
Much of the current understanding of salvation among evangelicals is mainly focused on intellectual assent to Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Understanding these historical facts about Jesus is essential to our faith. But we must encounter the Son of God for ourselves. As we turn our gaze towards Jesus in trust and repentance and become passionate about our relationship with him, we become partakers of the divine nature.
God is not an impersonal force, he is a divine community of three person that makes up the one true God. As sons and daughters we are invited to experience life’s fullness in Jesus Christ.