Forget the accuracy by which you might prove yourself wrong or right, for this is the wisdom you learned in the world. You have not learned it in Christ. Do not be caught unaware, for you are even now being pressured to conform to the measuring sticks of the world, including those of the religious world. As much as you might sense an obligation to give into this pressure, you need to know that the indebtedness has been removed in Christ … only the bogus demand remains.
How can you realize the freedom you have in Christ? I say that you will discover it, more times than not, in the midst of the bondage that still seems to hold you down. You see, the power of the gospel is not found merely in the words of its testimony of Jesus’ death and resurrection, it is found in the reality that has been brought about because of who he is and what he has done. That reality is that Christ is in you. He is there, and his life witnesses from within you … despite all the doubts that you think actually come from within you. source