It is impossible for the Christian to talk about God, salvation, or worship without bringing Jesus into the discussion, whether explicitly or implicitly. For New Testament writers, Jesus is a window onto the nature, character, and purposes of God. Jesus is the ground of salvation. Since the time of the New Testament onwards, Christians have worshipped Jesus as the risen Lord and Savior of the world.
— Alister McGrath, quoted in “An Answer to the Hypocrisy Excuse” by Kenneth Samples; an article for Sample’s Critical Thinking class