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The distinction between one who believes in Christ and the world characterizes Jesus’ earthly ministry. The identity of Jesus and His disciples is what makes this distinction glaring. This is simply what Paul further establishes in Romans 12:1-2. Paul begins the letter to the Church in Rome with clear explanation on how humans have been cut up in the realm of God’s saving grace. He further explained Christians as people who is righteous not by tribal affinity (as many Jew boasts), but by faith in Christ. The text understudy is where Paul addresses an important question, why a Christian must live a transformed life. If he stopped there, the charge to would not have been incomplete. But he further explained how to live that transformed life. Therefore, the life of a Christian must reflect what the will of God is; good, pleasing and perfect – because the life of a Christian is offered to God as a living sacrifice – holy and acceptable.