It's common to hear in Evangelical circles phrases such as "Jesus lives in me" or "Jesus is in me," but these phrases are rare if ever used in Orthodox circles. I got to thinking about this, and realised that there is actually quite a bit of biblical support for this type of phrase. Any idea why the Orthodox don't use the terminology that much? Is it deemed too close to the "my buddy Jesus" mentality?
"At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you." - Jn. 14:20
"I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me." - Jn. 17:23
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me." - Gal. 2:20
"To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:" - Col. 1:27
"That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God." - Eph. 3:17-19
"And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us." - 1 Jn. 3:24