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...eveals himself to us in creation. But, these Christians are said to not participate in God 's essence. Furthermore, this deification does not mean that a person stops sinning or no longer struggles with sin. Instead, deification is a mystical union with God that proceeds throughout the person 's life and culminates in the resurrection of the body. For example, it is through this process of theosis, displaying God’s character and experiencing His absolute, limitless love, that we come to know how to love even our enemies. It is only through His Spirit residing within us that we as believers love and pray for those who seek to do us harm (Romans 12:14–21). For instance, a man who was shot by another man as a result that man is now in jail being sentenced to death. The man who was shot never hated the other man, but prayed for him and tried to get clemency for him.
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