About Christ-Life Fellowship

The Christ-life is the result of salvation, the Christian life, earthly and heavenly. Because we live our knowledge, understanding the transformation of salvation equips Christians to live their new life as new creations, as God’s birthed children.

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The Christ-life Is the Liberating Life

This new life is the liberating eternal life received when the born-again believer receives Christ. The believer is free to live by God’s Spirit, understanding the Spirit of Christ living within is his only righteousness, his very life. This message given to Paul shifts our focus from self to Christ, relieving us from stressing over perfecting self through self-works and the guilt that follows human error, relaxing into God’s transforming work within us. This leads us into a much more intimate relationship with God as our heavenly Father and us as born-again children of God, joint-heirs with Christ. This relationship completely changes the way we live life as we grow in the knowledge of Christ! Join us in learning and living the Christ-life.

CLF Religious Exemption for Medical Freedom

Christ-life Fellowship stands for the human right for people to live by their conscience and for Christians to live by their faith in God in relationship with God.  We offer here our Statement for Religious Exemption for Medical Freedom to download.

Statement of Faith

Christ-life Fellowship stands on the following biblical truths:

The Bible

The 66 canonical biblical books of scriptures, as originally given, are God-inspired and infallible.  We use the King James Bible in our teachings.

God: Trinity

There is only one true, eternal God; and He is a triune spirit, comprised of the Father, the Word (Christ, the Son), and the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth, our teacher). All three were before creation, are distinctive persons with distinctive functions, and all three are one God. The unity among these three embraces God’s re-birthed children at the moment of their salvation.

God, the Father, is the eternal, supreme spirit, a holy, just, and loving father spirit, greater than all, sovereign of all, omniscient, omnipotent, and the epitome of righteousness.

God, the Son, is Jesus Christ, the holy Christ and the Creator, the Word come to earth in the flesh, fathered by God’s Holy Spirit,  and born of a normal, human virgin girl, Mary, making Him both human and divine. While on earth, He was fully God and fully man from conception to death. Mary, as a normal sinner, was a type for all believers who willingly trust God, consent to the work of the Holy Spirit in them, and are imbued with the Spirit of Christ, His divine nature, and His traits.

God, the Holy Spirit, is the third person of the holy Trinity with functions unique from those of God the Son and God the Father. Prior to the Cross and the Day of Pentecost, He abode WITH men; and after the Cross and the Day of Pentecost, He abides IN God’s re-born children. It is only by the Holy Spirit’s work that man can come to the knowledge of God, the conviction of their sin, their need for God; all spiritual understanding comes by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, whose function is to work in man’s soul (mind, free will, and emotions) to lead us into all truth.

Creation, the Fall, and Man

God created everything literally as depicted in Genesis.

With a pre-determined plan “before the foundation of the world,” God created man for the purpose of having relationship of reciprocal love with His birthed children, who share His divine nature. Because love is a choice, God provided choice and gave man free-will of choice to learn their need for God to learn and reciprocate God’s love.

All humans are from the lineage of Adam and born into sin, a curse by Adam’s original sin. Made from dirt, yet uniquely containing God’s breath, we are living, eternal souls in earthly bodies in need of God’s Spirit. We all are born in need of spiritual salvation, which is a literal spiritual rebirth by God, spirit born of spirit, and imbues us with God’s triune Spirit, including the Father, Christ (who IS eternal life and the only way to the Father), and the Holy Spirit (who is our teacher and guide).

Christ’s Earthly Ministry

Jesus of Nazareth, human container of the Word, lived 33 sinless years. His earthly ministry and teachings were first and foremost to Israel as her Messiah. After offering Himself to Israel and her rejection of their Messiah, Christ turned His ministry to include the whole world, so that by Israel’s stubbornness, the salvation would go to the world, provoking Israel to jealousy and ultimately to her acceptance of her Messiah, too.

The New Covenant

Christ’s sacrificial blood is the testament of a new covenant, putting away the old covenant of law. The new covenant is God’s perfect and complete provision of everything God’s holiness requires but man cannot attain — redemption, justification, sanctification, and wisdom — all obtained by Christ alive within our earthen vessels, joined to us in spirit. Man’s relationship with God, a relationship through God’s grace in the new covenant after the Cross, is completely different than the prior relationship through law. We cannot appropriate Israel’s old covenant relationship with God as our own. Therefore, we read those writings as God’s letters to Israel, separate from God’s letters to His re-born children.


Jesus Christ lived sinlessly, was crucified as God’s perfect sacrificial Lamb for the substitutionary atonement of the sin of the whole world, fully died on the cross, was buried for three days, and raised Himself up on the third day, was seen alive by hundreds, testified by the apostles (who clung to this testimony unto death), and ascended into heaven. The Spirit of Christ is both at the right hand of the Father and also abides in every re-birthed child of God.

Man’s salvation is by grace alone, without man’s works, completely God’s miraculous work 1.) when the Holy Spirit calls man to conviction of sin and need for salvation, and 2.) is triggered by man’s free-will faith and belief in Christ as God’s Son and His sufficient sacrifice at His Cross and resurrection. God gives to every man a measure of faith; therefore, God is the source of faith, the faith is God’s, not man’s, while in man’s soul-mind, he has the free-will to choose

God’s work of salvation attends to all three parts of man: our spiritual transformation instantly the moment we believe, our soul’s transformation through our lifetime of learning by the Holy Spirit, and inevitably the transformation of our bodies from earthly bodies to heavenly bodies when we leave this earthly life.

At salvation, man is spiritually born of God’s Holy Spirit with the Spirit of Christ, God’s “incorruptible seed” (1 Peter 1:23). We are spiritually baptized into Christ, immersed in Him, in His death, burial, and resurrection. In reality, we are dead to sin, to law, and to the world. We are made new creatures with new hearts and share in God’s divine nature, His ‘DNA’. The old creature and old life are completely gone, yet our soul-minds still need to be renewed to this new life. Without soul-mind renewal, Christians continue living by their fleshly understanding and feelings, like a man living in poverty without knowing someone put $1M in an account in his name. The Holy Spirit’s job as the Spirit of Truth is to bring the sinner to conviction and repentance, then to teach the reborn Christian spiritual truths, revealing Christ in them and their new life as God’s child, training them to full maturity of the stature of the Son of God within them.

By rejecting the one, true God, man remains a child of Satan and disobedience and continues to live the lie that he, himself, is his own god and adequate to live by the knowledge of good and evil — the knowledge which God rejected — doing what is right in his own eyes. Unbelief of the truth of God as God is the one unforgivable sin which condemns man to eternal damnation after this earthly life.

End Times

In God’s time, He will rapture His re-birthed children from the earth. Those who reject Christ as the Son of God  (unbelievers, not children of God) will remain and will endure a Great Tribulation, which will culminate in a great spiritual war on earth, then a millennium of Christ’s earthly reign. God will ultimately destroy the earth and bring a new heaven and new earth. Those whose names are in His book of life will live in His house as His children for eternity. Those whose names are not in the book of life will be damned to hell for eternal suffering. We see earthly signs that we are growing close to these events.


Warren and Robbie Litzman

In the midst of a successful preaching career, Warren Litzman's teaching was diverted in 1958 when the Holy Spirit began teaching him Apostle Paul’s message of Christ living in believers as their only life, their only righteousness, their only “hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). This message captured Warren’s heart, and he dedicated his life to leading believers to a more intimate relationship with God as their Heavenly Father through His Son, Christ, living within.

Warren’s extensive career includes ministering more than 50 years and founding Grace Fellowship International, Christ-life Fellowship, and Christ-life Publishing House. Warren and Robbie traveled worldwide 30+ years, teaching hungry Christians their hope is within. Warren published more than 50 years of Life in the Son quarterly magazine (formerly Life in the Spirit magazine) and more than 30 books. He produced hundreds of CD and DVD teaching messages. His teachings are available at www.christ-life.org and coming soon to online retailers!

Heavenly Father called Warren to glory in 2019, and Robbie now continues with Christ-life Fellowship and traveling to fellowship meetings to spread this beautiful and liberating message through the Christ-life materials and network.

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Leaving the Past, I Press on to Live the Christ in Me

“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:13-14).

If you need to assess the character of a person, measure them at end of their journey to see how far they came and the growth that was accomplished.

I ask those who hear my teaching to grab hold of the in-Christ message which I have preached in the latter part of my life, the understanding that resulted from 70+ years of the Holy Spirit's lessons, and not get distracted with my earlier immature stages. I urge believers to learn and follow Christ, not to follow or elevate any man. Warren Litzman is just a vessel for Christ to work out through, hopefully now a better vessel, more united with the Christ in me than in my earlier ministry days.

At my salvation, I became a completely new creature. Since then, I have grown through many stages of understanding and challenges, as do most Christians. I’ve learned through trial and error to trust God even in the darkest times of my life.

I have had two hells in my life.

#1. My first hell was caused by my own sins and mistakes which caused damage and hurt to many people. I apologized at the time to a room full of people, but to others who never heard, I am sincerely, regretfully, and heart-brokenly sorry for the pain I caused.

At the peak of my career, pressures mounted; and I crumbled under the weight that fell on me to raise the money and keep the programs operating for our large church. We could not pay for our enormous church building and campus; we couldn't fund our radio and TV stations. I depended solely on my own efforts, became overwhelmed, and lost my trust in the Lord. I forgot that it was all God's ministry to begin with, and He would determine the outcome. I have learned great lessons from those events.

#2. In my second hell, I thought God would never use me again. When I received His forgiveness and faithfulness, amazingly, He called me to His service again. He began to open doors for me to preach Christ and to establish Bible classes. He proved His love and grace were greater than my failures. 

Humans are never worthy or righteous by their own life or their own efforts. Only Christ in us makes us worthy and righteous. While we are blessed by God's immeasurable grace, we must emphasize that grace is never a license to sin. If we continue to walk in the Spirit, we will not fall prey to the weaknesses of the flesh. So, we must remember to stay mentally connected to God in our earthly walk, knowing we as born-again Christians are one with Christ.

I thank God for His grace. Despite my mistakes, God still used me for His purpose and His message. It is His custom to use flawed humans; He uses broken vessels today just as He has throughout history. In our brokenness, His mercy, love, and power shine through, despite our failures and sins. He makes “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Rom. 8:28).

I have learned not to look for perfection in people's lives; God can use them in their brokenness as He does for so many who minister to the world. I have not let my failings hold me back from serving the Lord; instead, I answered His call. God does not wait until we are perfect to call us. The Bible attests of many flawed servants God whom He was still able to use. Failures are in good company.

"For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me" (1 Cor. 15:9-10).