"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)