Monday, February 20, 2012

Jesus in a word

"Certainly what the Bible says about Jesus contains many mysteries; but the distinctive features of it at least can be put almost in a word.  Jesus of Nazareth, according to the Bible, was no product of this world, but a Savior come voluntarily into this world from without.  His entrance into the world was a stupendous miracle.  While he was on earth he manifested a wondrous control over the forces of nature.  His death was no mere holy martyrdom, but an event of cosmic significance, a sacrifice for the sins of the world.  His resurrection was no mere vain aspiration in the hearts of his disciples, but a mighty act of God.  That is what the Bible says about Jesus."  

(J. Gresham Machen, Selected Shorter Writings, p. 33)

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